Hong Kong violence becoming more serious, but government in control, says Lam

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Violence in Hong Kong’s anti-government protests is becoming more serious but the government is confident it can handle the crisis itself, the city’s embattled leader said…

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(Photo) Anti-extradition bill protesters run as riot police fire tear gas during a protest in Hong Kong, China, August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Protest chaos grips Hong Kong with tear gas, water cannon and pouring rain

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Police fired water cannon and tear gas in running battles with brick-throwing anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday, the second day of violent clashes in…

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(Photo) A rally by pro-government supporters in Hong Kong this weekend illustrated the polarisation coursing through the city/AFP

Chinese state media pump up the jam to slam Hong Kong protests

“Get those foreign agents outta town”, roars a music video by a patriotic Chinese rap group, one of a slew of creative efforts by Beijing attacking Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement…

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Major rally in Hong Kong after airport disruption

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(Photo) Chinese soldiers walk in formation on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, China August 15, 2019/Reuters (Thomas Peter)

China warns it could quell Hong Kong protesters; Trump urges Xi to meet them

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong braced for more mass protests over the weekend, even as China warned it could use its power to quell demonstrations and U.S. President Donald…

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(Photo) Thousands of pro-democracy protesters rally at Hong Kong’s airport/AFP

Hong Kong’s airport shut down after thousands protests

All flights in and out of Hong Kong were cancelled on Monday after thousands of pro-democracy protesters flooded the city’s airport to denounce police violence. The abrupt shutdown at one…

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Police battle protesters as strike paralyses Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas at protesters in multiple parts of Hong Kong on Monday after a general strike hit transport and the city’s Beijing-backed leader warned…

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(Photo) Police officers walk on a street after they dispersed anti-extradition bill protesters, in Hong Kong, China, August 3, 2019/REUTERS (Eloisa Lopez)

Hong Kong police make fresh arrests, city braces for further protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police said on Sunday they arrested more than 20 people after violent clashes with anti-government protesters overnight, as the Chinese-controlled territory braced for more…

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(Photo) A man reacts in tear gas as riot police try to disperse them at Wong Tai Sin, a residential area, after an anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong, China August 4, 2019/ REUTERS (Tyrone Siu)

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as city is again roiled by protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired multiple tear gas rounds on Saturday night in confrontations with black-clad activists in the city’s Kowloon area, as the Chinese-controlled territory was…

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(Photo) Riot police fired dozens of rounds of tear gas in Yuen Long, a town close to Hong Kong’s border with mainland China/AFP (Anthony WALLACE)

Police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at Hong Kongers protesting ‘triad’ attack

HONG KONG (AFP) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets Saturday at protesters holding a banned rally against suspected triad gangs who beat up pro-democracy demonstrators near…

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Thousands in Hong Kong defy police ban to protest ‘triad’ attack

Hong Kong (AFP) – Thousands of Hong Kong protesters defied a police ban on Saturday and marched through a town near the Chinese border to rally against suspected triad gangs…

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PM told to read out of the text of policy statement verbatim

Instead of issuing or barking orders in a manner familiar to him during his military career and as head of the military junta and its government, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha…

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(Photo) Anti-extradition demonstrators run from tear gas after a march of to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, China July 21, 2019/ REUTERS (Tyrone Siu/File)

China tells U.S. to remove ‘black hands’ from Hong Kong

BEIJING (Reuters) – China accused U.S. officials on Tuesday of being behind violent protests in Hong Kong and advised them to remove their “black hands” from the territory. Foreign ministry…

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(Photo) Tear gas filled Hong Kong’s commercial district on Sunday/AFP

Tear gas and rubber bullets fired as Hong Kong returns to chaos

Hong Kong descended into chaos Sunday night as riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at anti-government protesters hours after China’s office in the city was daubed with eggs…

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(Photo) Anti-extradition bill protesters hold shields made from cardboard as they face riot police after a march at Sha Tin District of East New Territories, Hong Kong, China July 14, 2019/ REUTERS (Tyrone Siu)

Clashes break out as Hong Kong protesters escalate fight in suburbs

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government’s handling of an extradition bill that has…

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(Photo) Protesters hung the city’s colonial-era flag in the debating chamber, scrawled messages such as ‘Hong Kong is not China’ and defaced the city’s emblematic seal with spray-paint/AFP

Hong Kong leader condemns ‘extremely violent’ protests

Hong Kong’s leader on Tuesday condemned “the extreme use of violence” by masked protesters who stormed and ransacked the city’s legislature in an unprecedented challenge to Beijing’s authority. The semi-autonomous…

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