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'Still angry': Hong Kong protesters return to the streets
by Jerome Taylor - December 2, 2019 - 8:19am
Police fired tear gas and pepper spray in Hong Kong on Sunday as tens of thousands of black-clad protesters flooded into the streets, a week after pro-democracy candidates scored a landslide local election vict...
Hong Kong violence prompts debate but no division among protesters
by Jerome Taylor - October 14, 2019 - 2:46pm
Hong Kong's more hardline pro-democracy protesters have embraced increased violence towards private property, businesses and even people, triggering some soul-searching within the movement. But few moderates are...
Hong Kong lashed by fresh violence as thousands defy mask ban
by Jerome Taylor - October 7, 2019 - 9:11am
Hong Kong was rocked by fresh violence Sunday as tens of thousands hit the streets to defy a ban on face masks, sparking clashes with police, street fights and vandalism across the strife-torn city. 
Hong Kong mask ban sparks violent clashes, rail shutdown
by Jerome Taylor - October 5, 2019 - 2:31pm
The ban, imposed under emergency powers not used in more than half a century, was aimed at quelling nearly four months of unrest.
New protests as Hong Kong government mulls face mask ban
by Jerome Taylor - October 4, 2019 - 2:08pm
Hong Kong's government was expected to meet Friday to discuss using a colonial-era emergency law to ban pro-democracy protesters from wearing face masks, a move opponents said would be a turning point that tips the...
Hong Kong defies China anniversary with 'Day of Grief' rallies and clashes
by Jerome Taylor - October 1, 2019 - 4:46pm
Strife-torn Hong Kong on Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of Communist China's founding with defiant "Day of Grief" protests and fresh clashes with police as pro-democracy activists ignored a ban on marches and...
Sia and Sound of Music: Hong Kong rallies showcase satirical remixes
by Jerome Taylor - September 23, 2019 - 5:46pm
The ever-evolving soundtrack to Hong Kong's summer of rage has been bolstered by three new songs that take satirical aim at the police -- the most popular a remix of Australian singer Sia's hit "Chandelier".
'Glory to Hong Kong': The new anthem embraced by protesters
by Jerome Taylor - September 12, 2019 - 1:49pm
A defiant protest anthem penned by an anonymous composer has become the unofficial new soundtrack to Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, belted out by crowds at flashmobs in malls, on the streets and in the football...
Clashes after peaceful crowd takes Hong Kong message to US consulate
by Jerome Taylor - September 9, 2019 - 8:23am
Pro-democracy activists jammed Hong Kong streets in a march to the United States consulate on Sunday in a bid to ramp up international pressure on Beijing, but hardcore protesters later clashed with riot police across...
Hong Kong protesters take message to US consulate
by Jerome Taylor - September 8, 2019 - 4:50pm
Pro-democracy activists rallied outside the US consulate in Hong Kong as they try to ramp up international pressure on China.
Riot police deployment thwarts Hong Kong airport protest
by Jerome Taylor - September 8, 2019 - 9:25am
Riot police fanned out across Hong Kong Saturday and thwarted plans by pro-democracy protesters to target the airport, days after the city's leader made a surprise concession which was rejected by the movement as...
Hong Kong leader to withdraw loathed extradition bill, reports say
by Jerome Taylor - September 4, 2019 - 5:05pm
Hong Kong's embattled pro-Beijing leader is planning to permanently shelve a loathed extradition bill on Wednesday, local media reported, a potentially major concession to pro-democracy protesters after three months...
Bruised but unbowed Hong Kong police say no need for China intervention
by Jerome Taylor - August 16, 2019 - 5:31pm
Three senior commanders insisted the local force could handle the crisis. 
China says it won't 'sit by' on Hong Kong, Trump expresses concern
by Jerome Taylor - August 16, 2019 - 7:58am
The weeks-long Hong Kong protests were sparked by opposition to a plan to allow extraditions to the mainland, but have since morphed into a wider -- sometimes violent -- call for democratic rights.
Hong Kong airport protesters retreat, but city in turmoil
by Jerome Taylor - August 14, 2019 - 12:40pm
Pro-democracy protesters retreated from Hong Kong's airport on Wednesday following two days of hugely disruptive rallies that turned violent and plunged the global financial hub further into turmoil.
Pro-democracy push causes transport chaos in Hong Kong
by Jerome Taylor - August 5, 2019 - 9:19am
Activists descended on key subway stations during the morning rush hour, deliberately keeping open doors to stop trains departing, causing long queues and triggering occasional scuffles between angry commuters and...
Anger soars over vicious mob attack on Hong Kong protesters
by Jerome Taylor - July 22, 2019 - 12:18pm
Anger soared in Hong Kong on Monday over a vicious assault against pro-democracy protesters by a mob of suspected triad gangsters that left dozens wounded, one critically, in a dramatic escalation of the political...
Protesters unmoved as Hong Kong leader says China extradition bill 'dead'
by Jerome Taylor - July 9, 2019 - 6:13pm
The refusal of Carrie Lam, the city's chief executive, to buckle to demands to completely withdraw the bill from the legislative agenda provoked outcry from the anti-government camp. 
China station next target for Hong Kong protesters
by Jerome Taylor - July 7, 2019 - 1:07pm
Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong plan to rally later Sunday outside a controversial station where high-speed trains depart for the Chinese mainland as they try to turn up pressure on the city's pro-Beijing...
Hong Kong police: Anger swells against 'Asia's Finest'
by Jerome Taylor - June 30, 2019 - 12:41pm
Once dubbed "Asia's Finest", Hong Kong's police are fighting allegations of using excessive violence against protesters, their headquarters besieged twice in the last week as calls for an independent inquiry into...
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