Curated by our Picture Desk, we catch you up on the news and stories from across the globe. Uncovering the leading new stories, showcasing creative images that differentiate and capturing moments to remember from every weekend, look out for the IMAGO Weekend Roundup every Monday with images from our photographers submitted each week.
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters marched from Victory Monument to the prime minister’s residence in Bangkok calling for political and monarchy reform. During the protest the riot police used tear gas, rubber bullets and shot chemical-laced water cannons to disperse protesters with large numbers also being arrested. In Hong Kong, pro-democracy activist Benny Tai arrived at Ma on Shan Police Station to report to police. Several dozen pro-democracy activists have been arrested recently, on subversion charges that have been made official under the national security law. In Spain, pro-independence activists wearing the Catalan colors were seen during an event organized by the ANC to protest for a Separatist Government two weeks after the regional elections. Two blocks, lefts, or separatists could form the next government.
In sport, David Goffin was one step away from reaching his 14th ATP Tour final after beating Lorenzo Sonego of Italy on Friday at the Open Sud de France. Basket ball’s FC Bayern Muenchen team played and defeated Wurzburg on Sunday in the 21st matchday. And in women’s football, this weekend saw the Flyeralarm Bundesliga test match underway.
The top story this Monday though is that of former FC Barcelona president, Josep Maria Baromeu, being among those to be arrested. Following a raid at the club’s offices on Monday, the former president, his advisor and the clubs CEO, Oscar Grau are among those who have been arrested by agents from the financial crimes unit in relation to last year’s “Barcagate”. The social media scandal in which the Bartomeu was accused of paying third-party organizations to smear former and current players, along with presidential candidates, made headlines but was always strongly denied by management and was eventually absolved after an initial external audit.
Take a look at this Weekend’s Roundup: