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Daily Brief: October 29, 2021

Daily Brief: October 29, 2021

Over the past day, we've mapped 43 events with the following breakdown by event category.

Hong Kong is continuing to investigate activists and authorities even used search warrants issued for one group in order to search a second party's office.  It is clear that pro-democracy activists are going to be at significant risk in Hong Kong as authorities begin to use the national security law to its fullest extent.

Civil Human Rights Front raided in Hong Kong
The Civil Human Rights Front, which has been disbanded, was raided at four locations by police officers after it failed to hand over information on its activities and finances. One of the locations raided was the office of the League of Social Democrats, which is a separate opposition group. No ar…

China continues to send planes into Taiwan's ADIZ and the frequency has been steady over the past several weeks.

J-11 and Y-8 planes enter Taiwan’s ADIZ
Two PLA J-11 fighters and one Y-8 anti-submarine warfare plane flew into Taiwan’s ADIZ. Taiwan scrambled aircraft, issued radio warnings and deployed air defense systems to monitor the incursion.

The Saudi-led coalition is pounding Houthi rebels in Marib as they try to stop their advances.  The International Committee of the Red Cross and other aid agencies are calling for a political solution in Yemen in order to save civilian lives, as displacement and food shortages grow.

Saudi-coalition airstrikes target Houthis near Marib
The Saudi-led coalition conducted airstrikes near Marib and killed 95 Houthis while also destroying 11 military vehicles. The strikes were carried out in Juba and Al-Kasarah.

Protests are continuing in Ecuador over fuel prices and security forces are being deployed to keep the roads clear.  Protests are likely to continue through the weekend.  

Second day of indigenous protests over fuel prices in Ecuador
Indigenous protesters continued to block roads with trees and burning tires in Ecuador as they called for lower fuel prices. President Guillermo Lasso deployed security forces to highways to maintain order and called for a dialogue with the demonstrators. The protesters want diesel fuel capped at…

Airtrikes once again hit a populated area in Tigray and some children were killed.  The situation in the region is continuing to deteriorate as condemnation grows from the international community.  

Ethiopian airstrikes kill six people, wound 21 others
Ethiopian airstrikes targeted a factory used by Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) forces in Mekele Thursday. Six people were killed and 21 others were reportedly wounded in the attacks.
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