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Thousands defy anti-mask law and march in Hong Kong

Tens of thousands of protesters marched through central Hong Kong on Sunday wearing face masks in defiance of colonial-era emergency powers which threaten them with a year in prison for hiding their faces.

Oct 06, 2019, 15:30 PM IST

Hong Kong police fire tear gas after storming shopping mall

Hong Kong police fired tear gas on Sunday to break up pro-democracy protesters who trashed fittings at a station and shopping mall, the latest in more than three months of often violent unrest.

Sep 22, 2019, 17:08 PM IST

Hong Kong braces for weekend protests as leader fails to appease activists

Hong Kong is bracing for more demonstrations this weekend, with protesters threatening to disrupt transport links to the airport as embattled leader Carrie Lam`s withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill fails to appease some activists.

Sep 06, 2019, 09:10 AM IST

Hong Kong leader to meet media after withdrawing controversial extradition bill

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam is expected to address the media on Thursday, a day after she withdrew a controversial extradition bill that has triggered mass protests and plunged the Chinese territory into its worst political crisis in decades.

Sep 05, 2019, 08:11 AM IST

Hong Kong leader withdraws controversial extradition bill

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday announced the formal withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill that has plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its worst political crisis in decades.

Sep 04, 2019, 15:55 PM IST

Hong Kong leader to announce withdrawal of controversial extradition bill: Media

The protests in the former British colony began in June over the bill, which would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, but have since evolved into a push for greater democracy.

Sep 04, 2019, 13:12 PM IST

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon to disperse protests

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon on Saturday as they tried to disperse pro-democracy protests that have plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its worst political crisis in decades.

Aug 31, 2019, 15:45 PM IST

Anti-govt protests again erupt in Hong Kong over extradition bill

Hong Kong began another volatile weekend on Saturday, with anti-government protests taking place across the city, including one at the international airport for a second day. Increasingly violent protests have plunged Hong Kong into its most serious political crisis for decades, posing a serious challenge to the central government in Beijing.

Aug 10, 2019, 13:19 PM IST

Hong Kong in security lockdown as it braces for latest mass protest

Tens of thousands are due to march from Victoria Park in the bustling shopping district of Causeway Bay to Wan Chai, just one metro station away, after police shortened the route, citing safety concerns.

Jul 21, 2019, 12:44 PM IST

Hong Kong extradition protesters escalate fight in suburbs

Millions have taken to the streets over the past month in some of the largest and most violent protests in decades over an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial in courts controlled by the Communist Party.

Jul 14, 2019, 20:29 PM IST

After a day of violent protests, Hong Kong starts to make arrests

In recent weeks, Hong Kong has been beset by public protests against the government`s handling of an extradition bill that would allow people in the city, to be sent to stand trial in China.

Jul 03, 2019, 22:37 PM IST

Hong Kong protestors smash legislature windows amid extradition bill anger

Hong Kong protesters smashed windows of the Legislative Council on the anniversary of the city`s 1997 return to Chinese rule on Monday amid widespread anger over planned laws that would allow extraditions to China, plunging the city deeper into chaos. 

Jul 01, 2019, 15:01 PM IST

Hong Kong prepares for pro-democracy march amid extradition bill anger

More than a million people have taken to the streets at times over the past three weeks to vent their anger and frustration at Hong Kong`s Beijing-backed leader Carrie Lam.

Jun 30, 2019, 19:34 PM IST

China stands by Hong Kong leader after days of street protests

Lam`s attempts to pass a bill that would allow people in Hong Kong to be extradited to China for trial triggered the biggest and most violent protests in decades in the former British colony.

Jun 17, 2019, 20:43 PM IST

Hong Kong democracy activist freed from jail, vows to join protest over controversial extradition bill

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison on Monday after serving nearly five weeks for contempt of court, pledging to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city`s Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam, to step down. 

Jun 17, 2019, 10:01 AM IST

'Sea of black' Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

The protesters formed a sea of black along roads, walkways and train stations across Hong Kong`s financial centre to vent their frustration and anger at Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam.

Jun 16, 2019, 19:09 PM IST

Hong Kong leader suspends controversial extradition bill after protests

The extradition bill, which would cover Hong Kong`s 7 million residents as well as foreign and Chinese nationals in the city, was seen by many as a threat to the rule of law in the former British colony.

Jun 15, 2019, 17:43 PM IST

Protesters scuffle with Hong Kong police, government offices shut

Hong Kong`s China-backed Chief Executive Carrie Lam condemned the violence and urged a swift restoration of order.

Jun 13, 2019, 21:54 PM IST

Thousands brave rain in fresh protests against Hong Kong extradition bill

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she would press ahead with the bill despite the protests.

Jun 11, 2019, 22:30 PM IST