Furious pro-democracy politicians twice forced Hong Kong’s leader to stop delivering a speech laying out her policy objectives in chaotic scenes in the territory.
Several hundred masked protesters have gathered at Hong Kong’s High Court for the appeal hearing of an activist sentenced to six years in prison for his part in a violent nightlong clash with police.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver has said the league is not apologising for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s since-deleted tweet showing support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has warned that the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms that has rocked the city for months “becomes so bad” but reiterated the government still hopes to resolve the crisis itself.
Riot police have fanned out across Hong Kong as groups of hardline protesters took to the streets in continued violence after the government banned face masks at rallies, pushing the semi-autonomous Chinese territory into deeper crisis.
Tens of thousands of protesters, shouting “Wearing a mask is not a crime”, braved the rain on Sunday to march in central Hong Kong, as a court rejected a second attempt to block a ban on masks aimed at quashing violence at pro-democracy rallies.
Thousands of protesters shouting “Wearing masks is not a crime” braved the rain to march in central Hong Kong as a court rejected a second legal attempt to block a ban on masks at pro-democracy rallies.
A group of pro-democracy politicians in Hong Kong have filed a legal challenge against the government’s use of a colonial-era emergency law to criminalise the wearing of face masks at protests.
Anti-government protests have continued in Hong Kong after authorities shut down subway services and criminalised the wearing of face masks at rallies.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has banned protesters from wearing masks in a hardening of the government’s stance on the territory’s most disruptive crisis since it reverted to Chinese rule in 1997.
Masked pro-democracy protesters have marched in central Hong Kong ahead of an expected ban on wearing face masks amid months of anti-government rallies.