Hundreds of protesters waving red Chinese flags have packed a Hong Kong park to denounce what they say is a reign of terror being imposed by rioters who have smashed shops and other targets during months of anti-government demonstrations that have shaken the city.
Hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists have rallied outside the British Consulate, urging the city’s former colonial ruler to emulate the US and take concrete action to support their cause.
Hong Kong police have said that they will enter a blockaded university to clean up hazardous material before lifting a 10-day siege, after civilian search teams found no evidence of any protesters still holding out.
A major tunnel in Hong Kong reopened on Wednesday and a week-long police siege of a nearby university appeared to be winding down, closing one of the more violent chapters of the city’s anti-government protests.
The people of Hong Kong have said in no uncertain terms they want change. The question is whether they will get it — or a return to the violent protests that have plagued the city for nearly six months.
Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam refused to offer concessions to anti-government protesters despite a local election setback, saying she would instead accelerate dialogues and identify ways to address societal grievances.
About 100 anti-government protesters remain holed up at a Hong Kong university as a police siege of the campus entered its third day.
Hong Kong’s leader has pledged to “spare no effort” in bringing an end to anti-government protests that have hit the city for more than five months, following a day of violence in which one person was shot and another set on fire.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has held a surprise meeting with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam.
A knife-wielding man has slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a local pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong.
Riot police have stormed several shopping centres in Hong Kong in a move to thwart more pro-democracy protests.