Hong Kong protests

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

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

'We're all family now': Protesters gather for free Christmas dinner in Hong Kong

Outside Kwong Wing Catering, hundreds of customers, many of them off-duty protesters, waited in line as tourists and other shoppers crowded the popular Tsim Sha Tsui area.

Dec 26, 2019, 09:08 AM IST

'It doesn't matter if it's Christmas': Hong Kong pro-democracy activists keep up protests

Despite the embarrassing results, Hong Kong`s pro-Beijing leaders have made no new concessions. "Confrontation is expected, it doesn`t matter if it`s Christmas," said Chan, a 28-year-old restaurant worker who was part of a crowd which exchanged insults with police outside a shopping centre in the Mong Kok district.

Dec 25, 2019, 22:35 PM IST

Hong Kong protesters march to consulates to call for support on rights

About 1,000 people, most of them dressed in black and wearing face masks, marched on a route that took them by the consulates of Australia, Britain, the European Union, the United States, Japan and Canada, to drop off a petition. 

Dec 19, 2019, 14:33 PM IST

Hong Kong needs to do more to stop violence, resolve problems, says government

"The work of stopping the violence has not yet been completed, we need to keep working on it. At the same time, we need to put effort on resolving deep-rooted problems," Cheung said. His comments came after the city`s leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday.

Dec 17, 2019, 11:13 AM IST

Hong Kong protests flare ahead of China`s President Xi meeting with city leader Carrie Lam

Hong Kong police fired tear gas in late-night street clashes with anti-government protesters, ahead of a potentially pivotal meeting between Hong Kong`s leader and China`s president in Beijing on Monday. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, in the Chinese capital for a regular duty visit, is set to meet Xi Jinping amid speculation the visit could yield fresh directives on the city`s political crisis, including a possible cabinet reshuffle.

Dec 16, 2019, 07:45 AM IST

Hong Kong mall protests flare with leader Carrie Lam in Beijing

In the peak shopping season ahead of Christmas, groups of masked protesters in Hong Kong, clad in black, marched through malls chanting slogans including "Fight for freedom" and "Return justice to us".

Dec 15, 2019, 18:14 PM IST

Peaceful Hong Kong march marred by fire outside court, police say

Vast crowds of black-clad demonstrators thronged the streets of Hong King on Sunday, in the largest anti-government rally since local elections last month and a resounding show of continued support for the pro-democracy movement.

Dec 09, 2019, 08:22 AM IST

Thousands of protesters throng streets of Hong Kong as government urges calm

With chants of, "Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong," anti-government activists, young and old, marched from Victoria Park in the bustling shopping district of Causeway Bay to Chater Road near the heart of the financial district.

Dec 08, 2019, 14:57 PM IST

Thousands take to the streets in Hong Kong in fresh round of protests

The protest, which took place in the bustling shopping district of Tsim Tsa Tsui, came after hundreds of people had marched to the US consulate to show "gratitude" for US support for the demonstrations that have roiled Hong Kong for nearly six months.

Dec 01, 2019, 15:46 PM IST

China summons US ambassador, says Hong Kong rights law is 'strong interference'

Vice foreign minister Le Yucheng summoned Branstad a day after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law congressional legislation which supported anti-governments protesters in Hong Kong, despite angry objections from Beijing.

Nov 28, 2019, 11:51 AM IST

Hong Kong authorities appeal for calm as major highway reopens

Hong Kong authorities hope that a lull in clashes over the weekend during local elections, where pro-democracy candidates grabbed a landslide victory, can translate into more calm after nearly six months of turmoil.

Nov 27, 2019, 08:23 AM 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

Isolated band of protesters holds out on trashed Hong Kong campus

Much of Hong Kong`s Polytechnic University, which teemed with 33,000 students, faculty and staff in the most recent school year, has become a deserted wasteland.

Nov 21, 2019, 19:29 PM 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

Footage shows daring escape by Hong Kong protesters on motorbikes

After shimmying down plastic hosing from a bridge they had been occupying on the university campus, the black-clad protesters are seen clambering onto waiting motorbikes and being driven away by supporters, in dramatic moments captured by a Reuters reporter.

Nov 18, 2019, 23:14 PM 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