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Sunday May 23rd, 2021 night edition

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Gathering on London's Embankment, protesters marched past the Parliament buildings and through Oxford Street as they chanted "Free Palestine" and demanded an end to Israel's occupation.

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Some protesters lit flares showing the colours of the Palestinian flag as they gathered in the capital's iconic Trafalgar Square, chanting "Palestine will be free".

Organisers, including the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Friends of Al-Aqsa, estimated that at least 180,000 people attended the London demonstration, making it the largest pro-Palestine protest in British history.

Israeli forces continue to bar Palestinian protesters from entering the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of Jerusalem, where residents face possible expulsion from their homes.

However, pro-Israeli protesters continue to be let into the Sheikh Jarrah area, according to human rights observers.

The UN's Central Emergency Response Fund said it had released $18.5m for humanitarian efforts. »

Why the James Bond Franchise Complicates Amazon’s Talks to Acquire MGM

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Even then, they are skeptical that MGM’s prize asset, its stake in the 007 franchise, can be properly monetized.

Insiders believe that Broccoli and Wilson would likely nix any plans to debut Bond films on Amazon’s streaming service Prime Video and would insist on a theatrical release, as is their contractual right.

“If Barbara isn’t on board with this, things could be very difficult,” says an executive who has worked on Bond films. »

Bitcoin tumbles 11% after China reiterates call for a mining and trading crackdown

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Bitcoin slid as much as 11% Friday, erasing earlier gains after China again called for a crackdown on mining and trading of the cryptocurrency .

Bitcoin was recovering from a mid-week selloff before China took renewed aim at crypto mining.

Bitcoin turned sharply lower Friday following reports that China has reiterated its call to restrict mining and trading activities surrounding the world's largest cryptocurrency. »

UK animal rights group blockades four McDonald’s depots

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Animal rights protesters have set up blockades at four McDonald’s distribution centres across Britain, which they say will affect about 1,300 restaurants.

Activists from Animal Rebellion used trucks and bamboo structures to blockade distribution sites at Hemel Hempstead, Basingstoke, Coventry and Heywood in Greater Manchester from about 4.30am on Saturday, the group said.

Locked on for workers rights, animal justice & to end the climate emergency. »

Japanese lawmaker says being LGBT goes against preservation of species

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A lawmaker of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party said being lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender goes against the preservation of the species at a party meeting on Thursday, participants said Friday.

In a written response to Kyodo News, Yana said, “I will refrain from commenting about the (LGBT) remark as it was a closed meeting.”.

In the meeting, Yana repeatedly said he does not intend to discriminate against LGBT people, according to a participant. »