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.
Several thousand people have marched in Hong Kong against traders from mainland China in what is fast becoming a summer of unrest in the semi-autonomous territory.
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”.
Beijing has accused Jeremy Hunt of a “Cold War mentality” in his approach as the diplomatic row over Hong Kong deepened.
Thousands of protesters are marching in Hong Kong and targeting a mainland Chinese audience.
Protesters in Hong Kong are taking their message to visitors from mainland China in a march to a high-speed rail station that connects to mainland destinations.
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.
Jeremy Hunt has said there is “no reason” why Britain cannot continue to have good relations with China, despite an escalation of the dispute over Hong Kong.
A pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong has expressed concern the situation could worsen after police arrested more than a dozen people following protests earlier this week.
Police in Hong Kong have arrested at least 13 people over Monday’s pro-democracy protests.
China’s ambassador in London was summoned for a dressing down from the UK’s top diplomat in an escalation of the dispute over Hong Kong.
China’s foreign ministry has hit back at remarks by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on the causes of recent anti-government protests in Hong Kong, saying the territory’s former colonial master had no right to weigh in on the city’s affairs.
Britain has urged China not to use unrest in Hong Kong as a “pretext for oppression”.
A ruling Chinese Communist Party newspaper has taken a hard line against pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, saying demonstrators who broke into the local legislature showed their “arrogance” and had no regard for the rule of law.
Protesters raised the old British colonial flag in the Hong Kong legislative chamber amid ugly scenes on the 22nd anniversary of the territory’s return to Chinese rule.
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.
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said Britain will remain “unwavering” in its support for Hong Kong as China warned London not to interfere in the affairs of its former colony.
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.
Jeremy Hunt has used the anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to affirm Britain’s support for the One Country, Two Systems relationship between the autonomous territory and 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.
More than 50,000 people have rallied in support of Hong Kong police as the semi-autonomous territory braced for another day of protests on the 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.
Joshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, has been released from prison.
A leader of Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement has joined protesters gathered near government headquarters after he was released from prison.
Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam has said she will suspend a proposed extradition bill indefinitely.