Hong Kong police

Hundreds arrested in Hong Kong in New Year's Day protests, says police

The tension on Wednesday rose after some arrests were made in the Wan Chai bar district near a branch of global banking group HSBC <0005.HK>, which has been the target of protester anger in recent weeks. When scuffles broke out, large numbers of black-clad protesters rushed to the scene while other protesters formed human chains to pass them various supplies including bricks, forcing police to bring in their own reinforcements.

Jan 02, 2020, 15:55 PM IST

Tear gas fired at Hong Kong new year's mass march as protesters vow to 'keep fighting'

The violence broke out during a largely peaceful march as masses of regular citizens pressed authorities for further concessions in the Chinese-ruled city.

Jan 01, 2020, 16:48 PM IST

Handful of Hong Kong protesters surrender as university siege staggers on

At least eight protesters who had been holding out at a trashed Hong Kong university surrendered to police in the early hours of Friday, while others desperately searched for escape routes as riot officers surrounded the campus. The siege at the Polytechnic University on the Kowloon peninsula appeared to be nearing an end with the number of protesters dwindling to less than 100, days after some of the worst violence since anti-government demonstrations escalated in June.

Nov 22, 2019, 08:33 AM IST

Fears of bloodshed as Hong Kong university standoff enters third day

China’s top legislature, commenting on a ruling that said a proposed ban on face masks worn by protesters was unlawful, said Hong Kong courts had no power to rule on the constitutionality of the city`s legislation, according to state media outlet Xinhua. The statement came a day after Hong Kong`s High Court vetoed the ban, imposed using colonial-era emergency powers, on wearing face masks during public demonstrations.

Nov 19, 2019, 11:20 AM IST

Security tight at Hong Kong Polytechnic University as hundreds of protesters trapped on campus

The bloody standoff between security forces and activists at Polytechnic University entered its second day after a night of mayhem in which a police van was set alight and a police officer was shot with an arrow.

Nov 18, 2019, 08:47 AM IST

Hong Kong readies for more chaos as violence spreads citywide

Police fired tear gas at protesters overnight, while some activists torched a vehicle, hurled petrol bombs at a police station and metro train and broke into a major shopping mall. Hundreds of commuters were seen queuing at metro stations across the city early on Wednesday after some railway services were suspended and roads closed.

Nov 13, 2019, 07:43 AM IST

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as transport chaos grips city

Some roads were closed early in the morning with long traffic jams building during rush hour, a day after some of the worst violence to rock the former British colony. A protester was shot by police and a man set on fire on Monday. Riot police were deployed at metro stations across the territory, while rail operator MTR Corp urged people to use other forms of transport. 

Nov 12, 2019, 09:18 AM IST

Hong Kong police open fire wounding protester

Video footage showed a protester lying in a pool of blood with his eyes wide open. Police also pepper-sprayed and subdued a woman nearby as plastic crates were thrown at officers, the video shared on social media showed. Reuters could not immediately authenticate the footage.

Nov 11, 2019, 08:44 AM IST

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon to halt protest as China National Day nears

A series of protests for and against the city`s Communist Party rulers in Beijing is planned ahead of the 70th anniversary of the People`s Republic on Tuesday, including at the consulate of former colonial power Britain.

Sep 28, 2019, 20:59 PM IST

Seven Hong Kong policemen jailed for assault on democracy activist

Heavy-handed policing is rare in Hong Kong and the case triggered public outrage and deepened tension during the protests in which clashes erupted occasionally.

Feb 17, 2017, 10:30 AM IST

Hong Kong not terrorist target: Police

There has been no intelligence suggesting Hong Kong being a target of terrorist attack, Police Commissioner Stephen Lo said here on Saturday.

Dec 05, 2015, 12:07 PM IST

'How can breasts be a weapon?' Hong Kong protesters ask after 'absurd' court ruling

After a woman was jailed for attacking a police chief inspector with her breasts, angry civilians in Hong Kong protested against the “ridiculous” and “alarming” ruling.

Aug 03, 2015, 11:45 AM IST

Hong Kong police arrest nine suspected of bomb-making conspiracy

Hong Kong police arrested nine people in raids and seized suspected explosives, authorities said on Monday, just days ahead of a contentious vote on how the Asia financial centre chooses its next leader in 2017.

Jun 15, 2015, 14:48 PM IST

`Ferocity` of China crackdown `unseen in recent years`: HRW

 China is violating human rights at an intensity that is unprecedented in its recent history, a top watchdog group said Thursday.

Jan 29, 2015, 15:19 PM IST

Hong Kong police to clear last Occupy protest site Monday

Hong Kong police said on Saturday they will clear out the last pro-democracy protest site early next week, days after the main camp was dismantled with over 200 demonstrators arrested. 

Dec 13, 2014, 16:10 PM IST

Hong Kong prepares to clear main pro-democracy protest site

Hong Kong authorities prepared on Thursday to clear part of the city`s main pro-democracy protest site that has choked roads leading to the most economically and politically important district for more than two months over calls for free elections.

Dec 11, 2014, 07:24 AM IST

Police prepare to clear Hong Kong protest sites

The clearance of Hong Kong`s main pro-democracy protest camp will begin Thursday when bailiffs move in, authorities said, but some demonstrators vowed to stand their ground after more than two mont

Dec 09, 2014, 14:00 PM IST

Hong Kong protest leaders walk free

 Three founders of the Occupy Central pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong were released without charges Wednesday just an hour after surrendering to Hong Kong police for organising the protests which began more than two months ago.

Dec 03, 2014, 20:22 PM IST

Hong Kong police clear protest camp, arrest movement leaders

Hong Kong police arrested Joshua Wong and another student protest leader Wednesday as authorities forcibly cleared part of a main road blocked for two months by a pro-democracy sit-in.

Nov 26, 2014, 21:29 PM IST

Hong Kong police reopen main road after clearing protest camp

Hundreds of Hong Kong police Wednesday cleared a pro-democracy protest camp, arresting Joshua Wong and another student leader and reopening a main road blocked for almost two months.

Nov 26, 2014, 14:48 PM IST