Violence accompanied Freedom as it came one midnight in 1947 but transfer of power from the British to local hands was a smooth affair. Leaders of the Congress and the Muslim League took over from them in New Delhi and Karachi respectively.
Thai opposition party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit called for a peaceful protest on Saturday after asking supporters to mobilise in the face of a possible ban on his Future Forward party.
It was one of the largest public demonstrations in recent Mauritian history. SIddick, 65, who declined to give his full name said: “I travelled two hours to get here. I’ve never seen so many people before.”
Jacob Blake, the young black man shot in the back multiple times by a white police officer in Wisconsin, said "it hurts to breathe" and that he was in constant pain in a video message from his hospital bed.