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  • Facebook Nov 18, 2019

    University Campus Under Siege as Hong Kong Police Battle Protesters

    Police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped overnight Tuesday in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city. In yet another escalation for the movement, protests raged across other parts of the city, fueled by palpable public anger over the police blockade of Hong Kong...

  • China Nov 17, 2019

    Hong Kong Police Storm University Held by Protesters

    Police breached a Hong Kong university campus held by protesters early Monday after an all-night siege that included firing repeated barrages of tear gas and water cannons. Anti-government protesters have barricaded themselves inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University for days. Police surrounded the area Sunday night and began moving in after issuing an ultimatum for people to leave the area. The...

  • China Nov 16, 2019

    Chinese Troops Join Hong Kong Cleanup as Protesters Retreat

    Chinese troops came out of the barracks in Hong Kong on Saturday — not to quell protests but to help clean up. It was a rare public appearance by the People’s Liberation Army on the streets of the semiautonomous territory, where the local government’s inability to end more than five months of often violent protest has fueled speculation that Beijing...

  • China Nov 14, 2019

    Hong Kong Endures More Transit Disruptions, Campus Violence

    Hong Kong residents endured a fourth day of traffic snarls and mass transit disruptions Thursday as protesters closed some main roads and rail networks while police skirmished with militant students at major universities. Police said protesters shot several arrows at them near Hong Kong Polytechnic University. None of the officers were injured, and six arrows were seized at the scene,...

  • China Nov 3, 2019

    Attacker Stabs Several, Bites Man’s Ear as Hong Kong Boils

    A knife-wielding man slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong on Sunday, as riot police stormed several malls to thwart protesters who have been demanding government reforms for nearly five months. The bloody attack erupted outside one of those shopping complexes, Cityplaza on Hong Kong Island. Local media said the...

  • Hong Kong Island Oct 12, 2019

    Thousands March Again, Gas Bombs Thrown in Hong Kong

    Protesters marching peacefully hit the rain-slickened streets of Hong Kong again in multiple locations on Saturday, defying police warnings that they were gathering illegally. Police said rioters tossing gasoline bombs also damaged a subway station. The rallies in Kowloon and a small gathering of retirees outside police headquarters on Hong Kong Island maintained pressure on the city’s leader, Chief Executive...

  • Democratic Party Aug 31, 2019

    Hong Kong Police Storm Subway With Batons as Protests Rage

    Protesters in Hong Kong threw gasoline bombs at government headquarters and set fires in the streets on Saturday, while police stormed a subway car and hit passengers with batons and pepper spray in scenes that seem certain to inflame tensions further in a city riven by nearly three months of pro-democracy demonstrations. Police had denied permission for a march to...

  • Associated Press Aug 11, 2019

    Tear Gas Fired in Hong Kong With No End in Sight to Protests

    Police fired tear gas Sunday inside a train station and in several other Hong Kong neighborhoods where protesters occupied roads in another weekend of anti-government demonstrations. Protesters hurled bricks at officers and ignored warnings to leave before tear gas was deployed in the Sham Shui Po area, police said, calling a march there an “unauthorized assembly.” Nearby, protesters wearing gas...

  • China Jul 14, 2019

    Hong Kong Police Fight With Protesters Amid Rising Tensions

    Police in Hong Kong fought with protesters on Sunday as they broke up a demonstration by thousands of people demanding the resignation of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory’s chief executive and an investigation into complaints of police violence. The protest in the northern district of Sha Tin was peaceful for most of the day, but scuffles broke out when police started...

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