Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Five things you need to know
Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra erupted on Monday for the second time in a few days. According to authorities, the eruption sent a large ash cloud of over 5,000 metres into the air. The volcano has been put on watch, and residents within 5 km have been relocated.
Erupsi Gunung Sinabung, Sumatera Utara 10 Agustus 2020 pukul 10:16 WIB dengan tinggi kolom abu ± 5.000 m di atas puncak (± 7.460 m di atas permukaan laut). Saat ini Gunung Sinabung berada pada Status Level III (Siaga). Sumber: https://t.co/bJ64nDYa0R pic.twitter.com/qxzg326SAd— Dr. Devy Kamil Syahbana 🌋 (@volcanohawk) August 10, 2020
At least 600 people are in quarantine now after assisting with the search and rescue mission associated with the Air India crash. The isolation orders are meant to stop a possible outbreak of COVID-19. Local media reports that masks and gloves were not worn during the emergency, which could mean the virus may have spread.
Incumbent authoritarian President Aleksander Lukashenko claims 79.7 percent of the vote in Belarus after a campaign marked by protests and intimidation https://t.co/nL4CzXNJOJ— POLITICOEurope (@POLITICOEurope) August 9, 2020
Protests are breaking out across Belarus as authoritarian incumbent President Aleksander Lukashenko won 79.7% of the vote in Belarus' presidential election," according to Politico. There are widespread accusations that the vote was rigged.
“Of course press freedom is hindered, needless to say.”— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) August 10, 2020
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai comments as police escort him out of @appledaily_hk offices. @JimmyLaiApple is the most high-profile arrest under the #NationalSecurityLaw. More @business: https://t.co/CNyx85T91t pic.twitter.com/3skWvCXYc4
Pro-democracy activist and media tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested for allegedly "colluding with foreign powers," according to an executive at his company. Hong Kong police said seven people were arrested on "suspicion of breaches of the National Security Law." Lai is the publisher of an outspoken pro-democracy media outlet in Hong Kong called Apple Daily HK.
Hundreds of people swept through the Magnificent Mile and other parts of downtown Chicago early Monday, smashing windows, looting stores and clashing with police for hours https://t.co/oUd3diKaDm— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) August 10, 2020
Multiple clashes took place between police and members of the crowd in downtown Chicago early Monday morning. Authorities say 100 people were arrested overnight and 13 officers were injured. Additionally, on Sunday afternoon, an officer-involved shooting took place in Englewood.