High school students have gathered a square in downtown Hong Kong to rally for political reforms.
Hong Kong protesters have staged a sit-in at a suburban train station to mark a month since a violent attack by masked assailants on supporters of the anti-government movement.
Hong Kong protest organisers have rejected the city leader’s plan to set up a platform for dialogue, calling it a trap which aimed to waste time.
China has lashed out at Taiwan over its offer of political asylum to participants in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement, a day after hundreds of thousands of people marched peacefully in the latest massive demonstration in the Chinese territory.
A spokesman for China’s ceremonial legislature has condemned US politicians’ support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement as “a gross violation of the spirit of the rule of law”.
Three senior police officers in Hong Kong have insisted they are not aware of any plans for Chinese forces to join efforts to quell mass demonstrations in the city.
Donald Trump has suggested trade talks with China can wait until tensions in Hong Kong have eased, tweeting: “Of course China wants to make a deal. Let them work humanely with Hong Kong first!”
A top opposition leader imprisoned on public disorder charges has been released on bail as Hong Kong’s government attempts to quell a protest movement that has paralysed parts of the territory, including its international airport, and led to hundreds of arrests.
Police have fired tear gas at protesters in Hong Kong after anti-government marches went ahead in two areas of the Chinese territory in defiance of an official ban.
Protesters have been marching in two Hong Kong neighbourhoods in defiance of a ban by police who have clashed repeatedly with government opponents.
Pro-democracy activists are demonstrating at Hong Kong airport even as the city sought to reassure visitors of their welcome despite increasing levels of violence surrounding the two-month-old protest movement.