China has warned it will be “only a matter of time” before it punishes those behind two months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
A general strike in Hong Kong has descended into citywide mayhem as defiant protesters started fires outside police stations and threw bricks and eggs at officers.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has insisted she has no plans to resign in the face of pro-democracy protests which have led to a general strike.
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.