Experiments with truth: 7/11/11

    • Tens of thousands of Malaysian protesters ignored police warnings and descended on the capital Kuala Lumpur to attend a banned rally on Friday, demanding electoral reforms. Police arrested almost 1,700 people, fired rounds of tear gas and used toxic-laced water cannons to disperse the crowds.
    • Israel has begun deporting activists attempting to enter the occupied West Bank as part of a so-called “flytilla” operation. Thirty-six people were deported from Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport to Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday. Another group is expected to be deported on a Geneva-bound flight today.
    • Standard Chartered bank’s South Korean unit said Monday it would temporarily shut dozens of offices due to a strike by workers, which started more than two weeks ago, protesting at attempts to adopt a performance-based pay system.

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