Hong Kong protest

China ready to bring new law on Hong Kong, US warns of 'strong' reaction

After the pro-democracy protests that rocked Hong Kong in 2019, China is now ready to impose a new national security legislation on the island nation.

May 22, 2020, 06:23 AM IST

Police arrest organiser of Hong Kong protest after rally turns violent

Pro-democracy activist Ventus Lau was arrested on Sunday evening on charges of "obstruction of police administration" and violating terms set when permission was granted for the protest, the Hong Kong Civil Assembly Team said in a statement.

Jan 20, 2020, 10:48 AM IST

Hong Kong campus holdouts desperately seek escape routes

About 100 protesters were trapped in the Polytechnic University a day after students, some tired and fearful of police storming the campus, tried again and again to flee, only to be beaten back by police firing rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas.

Nov 19, 2019, 18:14 PM IST

Hong Kong extradition bill officially killed but move unlikely to end unrest

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam had said many times the bill was as good as dead. 

Oct 23, 2019, 13:39 PM IST

Hong Kong rail services to remain suspended after protestors vandalise MTR stations

Violence gripped Hong Kong on Friday after thousands swept into the streets triggered by government`s decision to invoke a colonial-era law for the first time in over half a century to use it to ban face masks

Oct 05, 2019, 08:14 AM IST

Hong Kong police expect 'violent attack' on sensitive Chinese anniversary

Police said they arrested a total of 157 people, including 67 students, over the weekend and estimated nearly 100 petrol bombs were thrown. They said eight police officers were injured. The Chinese territory is on edge on the eve of the anniversary, with authorities eager to avoid scenes that could embarrass the central government in Beijing. 

Oct 01, 2019, 16:02 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

Anti-extradition bill protesters bring Hong Kong airport to a halt

Airport authorities suspended check-in operations following massive protests.

Aug 13, 2019, 16:38 PM IST

New protest erupts as Hong Kong charges 44 activists with rioting

It was the first time the rioting charge has been used during protests which erupted over an extradition bill that would have allowed people in Hong Kong to be sent to mainland China for trial.

Jul 31, 2019, 00:30 AM IST

Hong Kong shuts offices for the week after worst-ever violence over extradition bill

Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray in a series of skirmishes on Wednesday to clear demonstrators from the city`s legislature. 

Jun 13, 2019, 07:04 AM IST

Hong Kong activist Edward Leung on trial over riots

The charges relate to Leung's involvement in Lunar New Year clashes in February 2016.

Feb 21, 2018, 15:00 PM IST

Hong Kong prepares to evict some pro-democracy protesters

Hong Kong police will move Tuesday to evict some of the pro-democracy protesters who have been blocking main roads for more than seven weeks, a statement said.

Nov 17, 2014, 22:15 PM IST

Hong Kong students rule out meeting government officials

Student leaders of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement Tuesday ruled out meeting central government officials in Beijing.

Nov 05, 2014, 00:51 AM IST

Organisers cancel vote on future of Hong Kong protests

The organisers of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong Sunday unexpectedly cancelled the popular vote they had scheduled to decide the future of the movement, citing internal differences.

Oct 27, 2014, 07:13 AM IST

Hong Kong protest leaders suspend planned vote: Organisers

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists on Sunday suspended a planned vote on the next steps in their month-long protest - hours before it was due to begin - due to differing opinions on how the movement should proceed, organisers said.

Oct 26, 2014, 14:20 PM IST

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing calls on protesters to go home

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing on Wednesday urged pro-democracy protesters who have occupied the heart of the city for more than two weeks to go home to their families, a day after 45 people were arrested following clashes with police. 

Oct 15, 2014, 16:43 PM IST

Hong Kong's leader warns protesters as tent city sprouts up

Hong Kong`s embattled leader Leung Chun-ying vowed on Sunday to stay in office, warning students demanding his resignation that their pro-democracy movement was out of control.

Oct 12, 2014, 12:41 PM IST

Hong Kong lawmakers accuse govt of 'dodging' public

Pro-democracy lawmakers accused Hong Kong's leaders of trying to evade a public backlash over mass protests in the city after they cancelled the opening session of the de facto parliament on Tuesday.

Oct 07, 2014, 18:27 PM IST

Hong Kong government denies using triad gangs to break up protests

Hong Kong`s security chief furiously denied the government had used triad gangs against pro-democracy protesters on Saturday after accusations hired thugs had been brought in to stir up violent clashes. 

Oct 04, 2014, 13:32 PM IST

Fights break out between Hong Kong protesters, residents

Fights broke out on Thursday as Hong Kong residents and pro-Beijing supporters tried to force pro-democracy activists from the streets they were occupying in a jam-packed shopping area.

Oct 03, 2014, 20:32 PM IST