Triad gangster attack in Hong Kong after night of violent protests: lawmaker
Triad gangster attack in Hong Kong after night of violent protests: lawmaker
Hong Kong police deploy rubber bullets and teargas on protesters – video report . The ongoing protests in Hong Kong are a clear sign of significant public concern about the proposed Hong Kong ’s population have developed a sudden - but perhaps understandable - interest in encrypted
Riot police have clashed with protesters in Hong Kong after hundreds of thousands of people marched through the streets in a massive demonstration against a proposed extradition law. Critics say the proposed law will allow mainland China to pursue its political opponents in the city, which has
HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters clashed with police again in Hong Kong on Tuesday night after reports that some of their detained colleagues would be charged with the relatively serious charge of rioting.
Hong Kong Train Service Restored After Protesters Disrupt Rush
Hong Kong’s railway operator said trains had resumed normal service after a small group of anti-government protesters disrupted the city’s notoriously busy morning rush, stranding crowds of commuters on platforms at a main station. © Bloomberg Hong Kong Train Service Restored After Protesters Disrupt Rush Trains on the Island Line, which cuts through the the city’s financial center, had returned to their regular schedule, the MTR Corp., Hong Kong’s urban rail operator, said in a statement Wednesday.
However, Hong Kong 's Legislative Council (LegCo) delayed a second reading of the controversial Areas are still being cordoned off by police in riot gear, but there are no signs of protesters Most people in Hong Kong are ethnic Chinese but the majority of them don't identify as Chinese - with
ITV Report . Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through Hong Kong on Sunday to voice their opposition to legislation that would allow people to The protest was one of the largest in recent Hong Kong history, underscoring fears over China's broadening footprint in the former British colony.
Several hundred protesters mobilized in the streets outside a police station after Hong Kong media said that 44 people had been arrested on riot charges stemming from a Sunday night demonstration.
They and one other person charged with possession of a weapon were to appear in court on Wednesday, public broadcaster RTHK reported.
Live video streamed by Hong Kong media showed protesters chanting slogans and throwing eggs at the Kwai Chung police station. Police used pepper spray to try to disperse them.
The unannounced protest capped another day of unrest. During the morning rush hour, commuters argued with demonstrators who blocked subway train doors in their continuing movement to demand greater accountability from the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's government.
Hong Kong protesters take their cause to airport arrivals
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.
A protester shouts next to policemen during a rally against the proposed amendments to extradition law in Hong Kong . Organizers of the protest say more than 1 million turned out to the streets, or roughly one in seven Hong Kong residents, but police estimated the crowds were far smaller.
People are protesting in Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill. Up to 5,000 police in riot gear were deployed to guard the building. Protesters were seen wearing helmets, goggles The proposed law would allow Hong Kong to extradite fugitives to territories where it doesn't have formal
Service was delayed and partially suspended on the Island and Kwun Tong lines, subway operator MTR said. It cited "a number of train door obstructions" as well as someone activating a safety device at a platform on the Kwun Tong line.
The action targeted rush hour traffic at several stations. MTR responded by providing minibuses to replace delayed trains and normal service was restored by around noon.
Protester Ken Chan said he wanted MTR officials to explain why they allegedly failed to take action on July 21 when a large gang of men in white shirts brutally beat dozens of people inside a train station as a massive protest was winding down. Hong Kong's government and the central authorities in Beijing have blamed protesters for sparking the confrontation.
"How could they let the triads in white attack people on the platform randomly, including the elderly and children in the train?" said Chan, 32, using the common term for members of organized crime groups. "Some of the elderly got smacked on their heads, but (MTR staff) turned a blind eye to it."
China rejects U.S. lawmaker's comments on HK protests, human rights
HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/USA:China rejects U.S. lawmaker's comments on HK protests, human rights
Riot police officers turned downtown Hong Kong into a tear-gas-filled battlefield on Wednesday as they pushed back against protesters who tried to storm Hong Local news media reported that 21 police officers were injured in the clashes. A line of protesters , many of them young people in black T-shirts
Hong Kong : Huge protest crowds thronged Hong Kong on Sunday as anger swells over plans to allow extradition to China, a proposal that has sparked the biggest public backlash against the city's pro -Beijing leadership in years. Tens of thousands of people marched in blazing summer heat
Lorraine Lee, 26, said the subway disruption was an attempt to remind people of the government's alleged failure to deal with social, economic and political injustices.
"The government has not been addressing the problems in our society," Lee said. "That is why now Hong Kongers have no choice but to use different 'creative' approaches to remind people what is happening in Hong Kong."
AP video showed heated exchanges at Tiu Keng Leng station, where a crowd of protesters and commuters filled the platform and a stopped train.
The disruption is part of a pro-democracy movement that has seen hundreds of thousands take to the streets this summer for marches and rallies. The protests have shaken the government in Hong Kong and raised concerns in Beijing. Hong Kong is part of China but has a fair degree of autonomy in local affairs.
Posts on Twitter showed long lines of commuters waiting for free shuttle buses provided by MTR to other subway stops. Protesters conducted a similar action to block trains last week.
Activists began protesting in early June for the government to withdraw an extradition bill that would have allowed people to be sent to stand trial in mainland China, where critics say their legal rights would be threatened. The government suspended the bill, but the protests have expanded to calls for democracy and government accountability.
On Sunday, police repeatedly fired tear gas and rubber bullets to drive back protesters blocking Hong Kong streets with road signs and umbrellas.
The protesters have demanded an independent inquiry into police conduct at the demonstrations, which they say has been abusive.
China on Monday accused unidentified foreign actors of encouraging the protests. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Tuesday that the central government "resolutely opposes any foreign forces' attempts to intervene in Hong Kong affairs."
"We have the determination and ability to safeguard peace and stability in Hong Kong," Hua said at a daily briefing.
On Saturday, Hong Kong police fired tear gas, swung batons and forcefully cleared out protesters who defied warnings not to march.
U.S. Issues Travel Warning to Hong Kong Due to ‘Confrontational’ Protests.
The United States on Wednesday issued an advisory warning people about traveling to Hong Kong, urging visitors to “exercise increased caution” because of “confrontational” protests in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. The alert by the State Department comes two days after a general strike and widespread demonstrations shook the city, and as Chinese officials have warned about the continuing unrest. “Since June 2019, several large scale and smaller political demonstrations have taken place in various areas of Hong Kong,” the advisory warned. “Most have been peaceful, but some have turned confrontational or resulted in violent clashes.