pro-democracy activists

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 pro-democracy candidates retain veto in key vote

A group of young Hong Kong pro-democracy activists pulled off a stunning election victory, gaining a foothold in the southern Chinese city's legislature and setting the stage for a new round of political confrontations with Beijing, official results showed on Monday.

Sep 06, 2016, 00:36 AM IST

"We'll be back" Hong Kong protesters chant, as camp site dismantled

Hong Kong police arrested pro-democracy activists and cleared most of the main protest site on Thursday, marking an end to more than two months of street demonstrations in the Chinese-controlled city, but many chanted: "We will be back".

Dec 12, 2014, 04:32 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

`Critical moment` for Hong Kong protests after new clashes

Pro-democracy activists Sunday accused police of using excessive force against protesters after violent clashes in Hong Kong, as a senior politician said weeks of rallies have reached a "critical moment".

Oct 19, 2014, 13:11 PM IST

Thousands of pro-democracy activists stage "black cloth" march in Hong Kong

Thousands of pro-democracy activists clad in black marched silently through Hong Kong on Sunday, holding banners saying they felt betrayed and angry at Beijing`s refusal to allow fully-democratic elections for the city`s next chief executive in 2017.

Sep 14, 2014, 22:07 PM IST

Hong Kong activists `astounded` by Chinese official`s comment

 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists have expressed their anger after it emerged that a Chinese official dismissed their protest movement in a blunt comment last month. 

Sep 11, 2014, 13:37 PM IST

Police disperse democracy demos in Morocco capital

Morocco`s Feb 20 movement calls for political reform and greater democracy.

May 23, 2011, 09:50 AM IST

Egypt "Victory March," preacher urges new government

Egyptians celebrate to mark the fall of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.

Feb 18, 2011, 21:00 PM IST

Hong Kongers protest China crackdown on dissidents

About two dozen pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong on Sunday protested against mainland China`s recent crackdown on dissidents, an apparent attempt to stifle opposition ahead of 60th anniversary of communist rule on October 01.

Aug 09, 2009, 14:37 PM IST