UN human rights chief asks China to rethink Uyghur policies

Police detain a Uyghur Turkish woman near the Chinese embassy, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. A small group of Uyghurs staged a protest in Ankara on Tuesday, denouncing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Batchelet's visit to China and demanding that the Turkish government take a stronger stance against human rights abuses in China's far-western Xinjiang region. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici) Police detain a Uyghur Turkish woman near the Chinese embassy, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. A small group of Uyghurs staged a protest in Ankara on Tuesday, denouncing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Batchelet's visit to China and demanding that the Turkish government take a stronger stance against human rights abuses in China's far-western Xinjiang region. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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Celebrations, protests take place on Canada Day in Ottawa

Thousands of people wearing red and white and waiving Canadian flags packed downtown Ottawa to celebrate Canada's 155th birthday on Friday, while groups of protesters popped up around Parliament Hill to protest COVID-19 vaccines and federal restrictions.

Wellington Street in front of Parliament Hill on Friday evening, as Canadians celebrated Canada's 155th birthday. (Jeremie Charron/CTV News Ottawa)

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