Hong Kong violence

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

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

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 leader Carrie Lam to visit Japan after huge rally, night of violence

Early on Monday, Hong Kong embarked on a massive clean-up after a largely peaceful protest degenerated into violence across districts on the Kowloon peninsula, where protesters torched stores and sprayed graffiti on roads, amid skirmishes with police.

Oct 21, 2019, 08:55 AM IST

Police shoot teen protester as Hong Kong violence escalates

Cat-and-mouse clashes spread from the shopping district of Causeway Bay to the Admiralty area of government offices on Hong Kong island, and then on to the New Territories bordering mainland China, with police firing tear gas and water cannon at petrol bomb-throwing activists.

Oct 01, 2019, 23:58 PM IST

UK condemns Hong Kong violence, urges dialogue

"Concerning to see what`s happening in Hong Kong and the worrying pictures of clashes between police & protesters at the airport," Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said on Twitter. 

Aug 14, 2019, 00:19 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