Police in Hong Kong have fought with protesters 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.
Hong Kong protest leaders opposed to the administration of Chief Executive Carrie Lam have said they will continue their demonstrations, even after Ms Lam declared the effort to amend a highly contentious extradition bill “dead”.
Student unions from two Hong Kong universities have turned down invitations from city leader Carrie Lam for talks about the recent unrest over her proposal to allow the extradition of suspects to mainland China.
Hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong swarmed into the legislature’s main building, tearing down portraits of legislative leaders and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans on the walls of the main chamber as frustration over a lack of response from the administration to opposition demands boiled over.
A group of protesters in Hong Kong has taken over the legislative chamber, spray painting slogans on the wall and over the territory’s emblem.
Frustration among protesters in Hong Kong boiled over, with one group attacking the legislative building and tens of thousands of others marching through the city to demand expanded democracy on the 22nd anniversary of the former British colony’s return to China.
Combative protesters have tried to break into the Hong Kong legislature as a crowd of thousands were marching in that direction on the 22nd anniversary of the former British colony’s return to China.
Protesters in Hong Kong have ended their overnight siege of police headquarters peacefully.
Hong Kong opposition members have grilled the city’s security secretary over allegations of police brutality during protests over a controversial extradition bill.
Hong Kong pro-democracy politicians and activists have rejected a new apology by the city’s leader over a highly unpopular extradition bill, demanding that she quit and that the legislation be scrapped completely.
Hong Kong’s leader has apologised for an unpopular extradition bill that drew massive protests and indicated that it will not be revived during the current legislative session.
Demonstrators in Hong Kong, joined by a leader of the 2014 Umbrella Movement after his release from prison, have gathered outside the office of the city’s leader demanding that she resign.
A leader of Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement has joined protesters gathered near government headquarters after he was released from prison.
Hong Kong citizens marched for hours in a massive protest that drew an apology from the city’s leader for her handling of legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in the former British colony.
Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents have jammed the city’s streets in a march protesting the government’s handling of a proposed extradition bill.
Hong Kong residents are gathering for another protest over an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted the territory’s apprehension about relations with mainland China.
Hong Kong was bracing for another massive protest on Sunday over an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted the territory’s apprehension about relations with mainland China.
Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam has said she will suspend a proposed extradition bill indefinitely.
Pressure on Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam is mounting amid signs that she may delay an unpopular extradition bill which has drawn hundreds of thousands of people into the streets in protest.
Hong Kong’s legislature has suspended meetings following violent clashes between police and protesters who oppose a bill allowing suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial.
Hong Kong police have used tear gas, pepper spray and high-pressure water hoses against protesters who have massed outside government buildings.
Hundreds of protesters surrounded government headquarters in Hong Kong on Wednesday as the administration prepared to open debate on a highly controversial extradition law that would allow accused people to be sent to China for trial.