The Daily Populous

Monday July 11st, 2022 day edition

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Hong Kong (CNN) Chinese authorities on Sunday violently dispersed a peaceful protest by hundreds of depositors, who sought in vain to demand their life savings back from banks that have run into a deepening cash crisis.

On Sunday, more than 1,000 depositors from across China gathered outside the Zhengzhou branch of the country's central bank, the People's Bank of China, to launch their largest protest yet, more than half a dozen protesters told CNN.

The demonstration is among the largest China has seen since the pandemic, with domestic travel limited by various Covid restrictions on movement.

This time, most protesters arrived outside the bank before dawn -- some as early as 4 a.m. -- to avoid being intercepted by authorities.

The crowd, which included the elderly and children, occupied a flight of imposing stairs outside the bank, chanting slogans and holding up banners.

A large portrait of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong was pasted on a pillar at the entrance of the bank.

Yet he is unable to withdraw any of his life savings -- of over 500,000 yuan ($75,000) -- from a rural bank in Henan. »

Pete Buttigieg defends husband and protesters who forced Brett Kavanaugh to flee steak house

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Pete Buttigieg defended his husband over a tweet poking fun at Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s meal being disrupted by abortion rights activists in Washington DC this week.

And these protesters are upset because a right, an important right that the majority of Americans support was taken away.”.

“I thought Rupert Murdoch owns Fox News yet I keep on seeing Pete Buttigieg own them every single week,” wrote podcast host Brett Meiselas. »

Floating abortion clinic proposed in Gulf to bypass bans

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A California doctor is proposing a floating abortion clinic in the Gulf of Mexico as a way to maintain access for people in southern states where abortion bans have been enacted.

“There’s been an assault on reproductive rights in our country and I’m a lifelong advocate for reproductive health and choice.

For women in southern states with abortion bans, going to the coast and boarding a boat may be closer and easier than trying to travel to a state where abortion remains legal, she said. »

‘Extinct’ parrots make a flying comeback in Brazil

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The last member of this distinctive parrot species disappeared from the wild, leaving only a few dozen birds in collectors’ cages across the globe.

A flock now soars freely over its old homeland in Brazil after being released there a month ago.

Later this year, conservationists plan to release more birds, and hope the parrots will start breeding in the wild next spring. »

Playground's Fable has a new narrative lead

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Award-winning writer and narrative designer Anna Megill has taken over as narrative lead on Playground Games' Fable reboot.

Megill's CV is an impressive one, featuring story-rich games such as Control - for which she was also narrative lead - Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, and Ubisoft's upcoming Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora.

I'm now the Narrative Lead on #Fable. »