Protesters carrying yellow umbrellas, the symbol of the Occupy Central movement, march on a street in Hong Kong. Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators took to the streets for the first major rally since the end of the Occupy campaign.  Photograph: Liau Chung-ren/Reuters

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters have returned to the streets of Hong Kong in the first large-scale rally since demonstrations rocked the global (...)

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English Defence League (EDL) supporters try to reach anti-fascist protestors during a rally outside Downing Street in London today. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Tensions simmered in central London today as the right-wing English Defence League (EDL) marched to Downing Street.About 1,000 protesters chanted “Mus(...)