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Greta Thunberg is Time’s ‘Person of the Year’, But Many Think HK Protesters Deserve It More

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Time named Greta Thunberg as “Person of the Year,” but others believe the recognition should have been given to the Hong Kong protesters.

Shortly after the magazine unveiled the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist on the cover of the special annual issue, many responded in favor of the protesters, who made it to the shortlist alongside President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and The Whistleblower.

Hong Kong Bans All Masks and Violators Face 1 Year in Jail

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Local authorities in Hong Kong on Monday charged a 38-year-old woman and an 18-year-old male student with violating a recent ban on wearing masks at rallies.

The first to be prosecuted under the ban, the two protesters were arrested early Saturday shortly after the ban took effect. The ban, which is punishable by up to a year in prison and a fine, was enforced under the government’s use of emergency powers. 

High School Student Shot By HK Police During Violent Clash in Hong Kong

High-school student Tsang Chi-kin became the first protester to be shot with live ammunition in Hong Kong since the massive protests began in early June. Here’s what you need to know:

1. The 18-year-old was shot in the chest by police during a violent clash on Tuesday.

Clashes reportedly erupted in 13 different locations just as celebrations in Beijing for 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.