Hawaii State News 07/01/2019

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Protests escalate as Hong Kong marks handover to China

Combative protesters tried to break into the Hong Kong legislature Monday as a crowd of thousands prepared to start a march in that direction on the 22nd anniversary of the former British colony’s return to China. Read more

NYC pride parade is one of largest in movement’s history

Exuberant crowds carrying rainbow colors filled New York City streets today for one of the largest pride parades in the history of the gay-rights movement, a dazzling celebration of the 50th anniversary of the infamous police raid on the Stonewall Inn.Read more

50 years of LGBTQ pride showcased in protests and parades

Five decades of LGBTQ pride was celebrated as crowds gathered outside New York’s historic Stonewall Inn to mark the 50th anniversary of the police raid that sparked the modern-day gay rights movement, as other cities throughout the country planned massive parades. Read more

Navy SEAL trial exposes divide in normally secretive force

It was called the “The Sewing Circle,” an unlikely name for a secret subsect of Navy SEALs. Its purpose was even more improbable: A chat forum to discuss alleged war crimes they said their chief, a decorated sniper and medic, committed on a recent tour of duty in Iraq. Read more