The Hong Kong protests continue
1 Hong Kong
During a dispersal of the protesters, the Hong Kong police used firearms in three areas. According to the police — 1 person was injured — the local radio station RTHK reports. Previously, the police used tear gas against the protesters. The Hong Kong protests last for about five months by now. Their cause was an intention of the Hong Kong authorities to amend the extradition law, which would allow the deportation of suspected offenders to the mainland China.
2 India — Pakistan
«The Economic Times» reports that the Indian army deployed 100,000 troops along the controling line that divides the Indian and Pakistani zones of Kashmir. According to the official source of »The Economic Times» — this deployment was made to prevent an infiltration of the terrorists from the Pakistani part of Kashmir into the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, and to ensure the security in the border zone of India. The tensions on the controling line in Kashmir exist after the abolition of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the abolition of the article 370 of the Indian constitution, and the creation of the united territories in the region.
3 Syria — Turkey
During an interview with the ‘RT’ — the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad announced that he doesn’t intend to meet with the Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan while the Turkish troops are still in Syria. Bashar al-Assad called the actions of the Turkish forces in Syria to be «illegal». «I don’t think that the one who is occupying your lands will be a priority for a meeting» — he said in response to a question »is there any chance of meeting with the Turkish president». Bashar al-Assad also called the ‘Al Qaeda’ to be the third party in the fight, led by the US, against the governments of Syria, Russia and Iran. He also accused Israel of supporting the ‘al Qaeda’ and the ‘ISIS’ terrorists.
The Bolivian President Evo Morales announced his resignation during the ongoing protests in the country. His petition was sent to the Bolivian parliament. The statement was broadcast by one of the local radio stations. Following the president, the Vice President Alvaro Garcia-Linera, the chairmen of both chambers of the parliament, and a number of other senior officials resigned as well. All the powers were given to the second deputy chairman of the Senate of Bolivia, Janine Agnes.