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14:20  27 september  2019
14:20  27 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Hong Kong police say they arrested dozens of people, including a 12-year-old child, over the “We have seen an increase in the intensity and extensiveness of violence used by protesters . Pro -democracy members of the Hong Kong ’s legislative council countered that the government and

Additionally, Hong Kong police carried out a wave of mass arrests on August 30, targeting several prominent pro -democracy activists including Joshua In his resignation letter to the school and the student union, Wong said he "will never forgive himself for leaving Hong Kong at such a critical time"

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police said Friday that students account for 29% of nearly 1,600 people detained in anti-democracy protests since June and urged young people to take the "straight and narrow path" as more major rallies loom this weekend.

Protesters form a human chain outside the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. Riot police on Thursday begun securing a stadium in downtown Hong Kong ahead of a town hall session by embattled city leader Carrie Lam, aimed at cooling down months of protests for greater democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)© Provided by The Associated Press Protesters form a human chain outside the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. Riot police on Thursday begun securing a stadium in downtown Hong Kong ahead of a town hall session by embattled city leader Carrie Lam, aimed at cooling down months of protests for greater democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Police public relations chief Tse Chun-chung said 207 high school and university students were detained this month alone despite the resumption of classes after the summer holiday, up from 257 over the June-August period.

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Hong Kong police arrested two high-profile student leaders on Wednesday morning, pro -democracy demonstrators said , as scuffles broke out during police attempts to The pro -democracy protests , which began almost two months ago, have been overwhelming peaceful. But local media said 4,000

He said there was a rise in teenagers participating in violent crimes, with some already charged in court. This included a 16-year-old charged recently with arson, which carries a life imprisonment upon conviction, a 13-year-old girl charged with desecrating Chinese flags and others with attacking police officers and carrying dangerous weapons.

"It is an alarming trend to us," he said at a news conference. "It is worrying to see these youths breaking the law and possibly having criminal records at such a young and tender age. We appeal to all youngsters to rethink their actions and hope the education sector and parents will help our young people to walk the straight and narrow path."

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HONG KONG — Hong Kong authorities cleared more street barricades from a pro -democracy protest camp in a volatile district Wednesday, part of a two-day operation in which police arrested more than 100 people, including key student leaders.

Hong Kong police on Monday warned against escalating violence in months-long anti-government protests following the arrest of 80 people in demonstrations over the weekend.

Yong people have largely led the protests that started in June over an extradition bill that the government has now agreed to withdraw. But the movement has since drew wider participation as it snowballed into a wider anti-China campaign against what protesters say is Beijing's creeping intrusion into Hong Kong's autonomy promised when the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

Protesters have widened their demands to include direct elections for the city's leaders and police accountability.

Police have approved a major rally in downtown Hong Kong on Saturday by the Civil Human Rights Front to mark the fifth anniversary of the Umbrella Revolution, when protesters occupied key thoroughfares in the city for 79 days in 2014 to demand universal suffrage. That movement ended without any government concession.

Protesters are also organizing "anti-totalitarianism" rallies in Hong and many cities worldwide on Sunday against what they denounced as China's tyranny.

Tse appealed to protesters to stop hijacking peaceful protests, like what had happened in previous rallies when some lobbed petrol bombs, set off street fires and vandalized public utilities. Police have responded with tear gas, water cannons, and other measures, prompting complaints from protesters that they are using excessive force.

The Front is also planning another big march on Oct. 1, sparking fears of a bloody showdown that could embarrass China's ruling Communist Party as it marks its 70th year in power with grand festivities in Beijing. The Hong Kong government has scaled down National Day celebrations by calling off an annual firework display and moving a reception indoors.

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