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Hong Kong fresh protest activist target airport

Hong Kong gears up for fresh protests as activists target airport

08 August, 2019 9:16 am 9:16 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong is bracing for further anti-government demonstrations and a “stress test” of the city’s international airport this weekend, as authorities warn against acts that could disrupt travel operations. Multiple protests are planned for Friday, including a march by accountants to government headquarters and a “Baltic Chain” event where protesters will … Read More



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Dialogue, mutual respect offer way out of chaos: Hong Kong leader

08 August, 2019 11:59 am 11:59 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of efforts to restore calm and that talks with non-violent protesters would provide “a way out” for the Chinese-ruled city. Hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied peacefully in torrential rain on Sunday in the eleventh … Read More



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Hong Kong readies for more mass protests after huge, peaceful rally

08 August, 2019 10:47 am 10:47 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong is gearing up for more protests this week after hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators braved heavy rain to rally peacefully on Sunday, marking a change to what have often been violent clashes. Sunday’s turnout of an estimated 1.7 million people, according to the rally’s organisers, showed that the … Read More



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Chinese embassy tells Canada to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs

08 August, 2019 3:47 am 3:47 am

OTTAWA (Reuters) – China’s embassy in Ottawa warned Canada on Sunday to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs a day after the country issued a joint statement with the European Union in defence of the “fundamental right of assembly” for Hong Kong citizens. Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters rallied peacefully in Hong Kong on … Read More



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Protesters again rally against govt under stormy skies in Hong Kong

08 August, 2019 4:38 am 4:38 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands of school teachers joined an 11th weekend of anti-government protests in Hong Kong on Saturday, as shops pulled down their shutters and braced for another restive summer night. Weeks of increasingly violent demonstrations have plunged the city into turmoil. Water-filled barricades fortify the airport and government offices. Posters showing bloody … Read More



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Hong Kong airport on alert ahead of fresh wave of protests

08 August, 2019 9:01 am 9:01 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s Airport Authority said on Friday only departing passengers with travel documents will be allowed to enter the terminal as anti-government activists gear up for a three-day rally to raise awareness among tourists entering the city. The move comes as officials confirmed on Friday that a police commander who oversaw … Read More



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Hong Kong facing biggest crisis since handover

08 August, 2019 9:06 am 9:06 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong is facing its biggest crisis since it returned from British to Chinese rule in 1997, the head of China’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs office said on Wednesday, as more protests were set to rock the Asian financial hub. Zhang Xiaoming, one of the most senior Chinese officials overseeing … Read More



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Pro-democracy protesters aim to choke Hong Kong with city-wide strike

08 August, 2019 5:48 am 5:48 am

HONG KONG – Pro-democracy protesters hope to ramp up pressure on Hong Kong’s embattled pro-Beijing leaders by launching a city-wide strike on Monday in a bid to show there is still broad public support for their movement despite weeks of chaos. At least 14,000 people from more than 20 sectors had already committed to the … Read More



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Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets, tear gas as protests descend into cha...

07 July, 2019 11:55 pm 11:55 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in running clashes with protesters late on Sunday amid chaotic scenes as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh front against what many see as a broader erosion of freedoms by Beijing. Thousands of protesters descended on China’s representative office … Read More



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Hong Kong protests resume as masses march amid high security

07 July, 2019 2:58 pm 2:58 pm

HONG KONG (Web Desk) – Hong Kong is under tight security as tens of thousands march in the latest protest run by pro-democracy groups. Mass protests have been held for weeks, initially over an extradition deal with mainland China but now covering other key issues on democracy in Hong Kong. The latest rally was put … Read More



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Hong Kong extradition protesters escalate fight in suburbs

07 July, 2019 11:51 pm 11:51 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government’s handling of an extradition bill that has revived fears of China tightening its grip over the former British colony and eroding its freedoms. Millions have taken to the streets over the past … Read More



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Hong Kong protesters march near border to target traders from China

07 July, 2019 3:12 pm 3:12 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Several thousand Hong Kong people marched on Saturday to protest against mainland Chinese traders in a border town, tapping into sentiment behind huge demonstrations against an extradition bill to highlight another problem they see as having been mismanaged. The protest in the town of Sheung Shui is the latest in a … Read More



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Hong Kong leader says extradition bill is dead after mass protests

07 July, 2019 8:37 am 8:37 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the extradition bill that sparked the territory’s biggest political crisis in decades was dead, admitting that the government’s work on the bill had been a “total failure”. The bill, which would have allowed people in Hong Kong to be sent to mainland China … Read More



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Extradition bill: HK protesters march again, hope to explain grievances to ...

07 July, 2019 3:44 pm 3:44 pm

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of one of Hong Kong’s main tourism districts on Sunday to explain to mainland Chinese visitors their opposition to an extradition bill that has plunged the city into political turmoil. Protests against the now-suspended bill have drawn millions of people onto the … Read More



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Calm returns to Hong Kong after protests erupt into violence

07 July, 2019 8:54 am 8:54 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A tense calm descended on Hong Kong early on Tuesday, hours after police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters who had stormed the legislature in chaotic scenes to protest against an extradition bill in a direct challenge to Beijing. Debris including umbrellas, hard hats and water bottles were the … Read More



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