Tens of thousands in Hong Kong take message to mainlanders

HONG KONG (AP) — Tens of thousands of people, many wearing black shirts and some carrying British colonial-era flags, marched in Hong Kong on Sunday, targeting a mainland Chinese audience as a month-old protest movement showed no signs of abating. Chanting “Free Hong Kong” and words of encouragement to their fellow citizens, wave after wave […]

China warns Hong Kong protesters that punishment is coming

HONG KONG (AP) — China warned Tuesday that it will be “only a matter of time” before it punishes those behind two months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong that have increasingly devolved into violent clashes with law enforcement. The comments by Yang Guang, spokesman for the Chinese Cabinet’s Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, […]

UK to suspend crowd control supplies to Hong Kong

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s foreign secretary says the country will refrain from issuing export licenses for crowd control equipment to Hong Kong unless it addresses human rights concerns. Jeremy Hunt also urged the Hong Kong government to establish a “robust, independent investigation into the violent scenes that we saw.” Many in the city have criticized […]

Hong Kong protesters take their cause to airport arrivals

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters crowded into one of the world’s busiest airports, greeting international visitors to Hong Kong with anti-government chants Friday in an effort to raise awareness of their pro-democracy movement. More than 1,000 demonstrators dressed in black filled the arrival hall at Hong Kong International Airport, chanting, “There are no riots, there’s […]

Hong Kong elders march in support of young demonstrators

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong senior citizens, including a popular actress, marched Wednesday in a show of support for youths at the forefront of monthlong protests against a contentious extradition bill in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The seniors also slammed the police for their handling of a protest Sunday in Hong Kong’s […]

Hong Kong police in standoff with protesters after sit-in

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong riot police faced off briefly with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday evening following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked assailants against supporters of the anti-government movement. Near the end of the event, the police began what they called a “dispersal operation, using minimum force” […]

The Latest: Hong Kong leader condemns protest in legislature

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests on the anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China (all times local): 4:30 a.m. Hong Kong’s leader has condemned protesters who broke into the city’s legislature and vandalized the building. Chief Executive Carrie Lam said at an early Tuesday morning news conference that she hopes the wider […]

Flights resume at Hong Kong airport as protesters apologize

HONG KONG (AP) — Flights resumed Wednesday at Hong Kong’s airport after two days of disruptions that descended into clashes with police, highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. After nightfall, a new protest outside a police station in the city was dispersed as officers fired tear […]

Hong Kong protesters end blockade of police headquarters

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong ended their overnight siege of police headquarters peacefully Saturday, disappointed that their demands for the territory’s leader to formally withdraw a contentious extradition bill and police to apologize for heavy handed tactics have gone unmet. By daybreak, police had cleared the streets of barriers set up by […]

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