• Facebook Oct 16, 2019

    Chaos as Hong Kong Lawmakers Thwart Leader's Annual Address

    Calling her “the mother of the mafia police,” yelling pro-democracy lawmakers twice forced Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to stop delivering a speech laying out her policy objectives Wednesday and then clamored for her resignation in chaotic scenes that caused her to walk out of the legislature. Lam was able to deliver the annual address more than an hour later...

  • China Oct 6, 2019

    Protests, Clashes as Bid to Block Hong Kong Mask Ban Fails

    Furiously yelling “Wearing a mask is not a crime,” tens of thousands of masked protesters hit Hong Kong’s rain-drenched streets Sunday in defiance of a new ban on facial coverings. Riot police later swept in with volleys of tear gas and muscular arrests as peaceful rallies again degenerated into widespread violence and chaos in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Instead of...

  • Associated Press Aug 5, 2019

    Protests Disrupt Hong Kong Work Day as Leader Vows to Remain

    Droves of protesters filled public parks and squares in several Hong Kong districts on Monday in a general strike staged on a weekday to draw more attention to their demands that the semi-autonomous Chinese city’s leader resign. Police deployed tear gas in the Wong Tai Sin district, the scene of clashes with protesters over the weekend. At the legislative complex,...

  • Associated Press Jul 27, 2019

    Protesters Occupy Hong Kong International Airport

    Protesters crowded into Hong Kong International Airport on Friday to raise awareness of their pro-democracy movement.

  • China Jul 13, 2019

    Clashes Erupt as Hong Kong Protest Targets Chinese Traders

    Several thousand people marched in Hong Kong on Saturday against traders from mainland China in what is fast becoming a summer of unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Violent clashes broke out at the end of the march between police and a group of mostly young protesters who say they believe peaceful demonstrations have failed to bring about change. After...

  • China Jul 8, 2019

    Tens of Thousands in Hong Kong Take Message to Mainlanders

    Tens of thousands of people, many wearing black shirts and some carrying British colonial-era flags, marched in Hong Kong on Sunday, targeting a mainland Chinese audience as a month-old protest movement showed no signs of abating. Chanting “Free Hong Kong” and words of encouragement to their fellow citizens, wave after wave of demonstrators streamed by a shopping district popular with...

  • Associated Press Jul 4, 2019

    Arrests in Hong Kong Raise Fears of More Violent Protests

    A Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker expressed fears Thursday that the situation could worsen after police announced the arrests of more than a dozen people following protests earlier this week. Legislative Council member Claudia Mo called on people to understand the frustration and anger of the mostly youthful protesters, even if they have technically broken the law. “I am terribly worried...

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