A protest against in hong kong turned violent sunday, with police using batons and pepper spray against protestors who stormed barricades. Tens of thousands of people braved blazing summer heat sunday to join a march in hong kong protesting the jailing of three pro-democracy leaders for their involvement in the 2014 umbrella movement. Hong kong's carrie lam on protests and xi's charisma how to govern a fractious city amid high property prices and beijing's tightening grip wednesday, 14 analysis hong kong politics jail time tests mettle of hong kong. The protests taking place in the heart of hong kong, asia's most prominent financial center, present what some commentators consider the biggest challenge to beijing since the 1989 tiananmen protests for two consecutive nights, protesters have massed in some of the city's busiest areas and. Calling for hong kong leader leung chun-ying's resignation and calling for greater democracy, some of estimated 130,000 protesters waved flags from the british colonial era, pictured. The admiralty protest site on the night of 10 october date: 26 september 2014 - 15 december 2014: location: hong kong: admiralty (26 september 2014 - 11 december 2014.
More than two weeks into protests in hong kong, the police appear to be losing their patience bamboo barricades were torn down on tuesday the next day, police forcibly removed people from lung wo road and arrested over 40 protesters the city's typically conservative television. Protests in hong kong are like nothing the city has seen in decades why is this happening now. Pro-democracy demonstrators in hong kong retake streets in the mong kok district which had been cleared by the authorities hours earlier, pushing back riot police. Violence erupted in hong kong monday night after a municipal crackdown on outdoor food vendors rapidly escalated. In amongst the hong kong supporters, there were a few signs of the umbrella movement, the 2014 political movement which saw sections of hong kong blocked by protesters for months -- one older fan, a man in his 50s or 60s, wore a t-shirt with i love hk written on it, but with the.
There hasn't been any real breakthrough in the hong kong protests here's our guide to the players, what they want, and why there's no easy solution. The july 1 protest march in hong kong was one of the largest in the territory's history, with up to half a million people participating many protesters were students and young people who have previously not been politically active in hong kong with growing concern that the 2017. The hong kong protest is their worst nightmare china's president, xi jinping, will want to nip this habit in the bud before it reaches beijing. Hong kong is a gorgeous city: shining skyscrapers, deep blue waters and towering green mountains but behind all that rumbles a growing frustration with income inequality and crazy high real estate prices. After a week of demonstrations, the hong kong government has set a monday morning deadline for the police to clear away pro-democracy demonstrators who have blocked offices, including its own headquarters. Police have begun dismantling the main hong kong pro-democracy protest site monday morning after a violent nighttime standoff when protesters surrounded government headquarters in the city's admiralty district.
Hong kong is in the midst of its longest series of political protests since the 1997 handover this story explains why tensions are set to boil over.
Hong kong's lunar new year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed over a street market selling fishballs and other local holiday delicacies, with dozens injured and arrested. Hong kong - pro-democracy protests expanded in hong kong on monday, a day after demonstrators upset over beijing's decision to limit political reforms defied onslaughts of tear gas and appeals from hong kong's top leader to go home and with rumors swirling, hong kong's chief executive leung chun. Masked pro-democracy protesters move a barricade farther away from an office tower tuesday in accordance to a court injunction to clear up part of the protest site, after the arrival of bailiffs outside the government headquarters in hong kong. By shelley brooks the hong kong protests have resonance with students around the world students here in the united states likely see connections to the occupy movement that began in new york in.
Hong kong's pro-democracy protesters have blockaded key shopping areas, and analysts are keeping a running toll on how badly the economy will be hit. Hong kong (cnn)forget umbrellas: the newest symbol of protest in hong kong is the bra that's what dozens of angry citizens wore sunday in a demonstration against what they say is an absurd and sexist ruling: the sentencing of a female protester to three and a half months in prison. What are the hong kong students protesting about update cancel promoted by amazon today's great deals for your trip save more on select but the core of the issue is that hong kong protesters believe the current proposals for 2017 electoral reform actually agitate the problems instead of. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of hong kong on sunday to protest against the jailing of three young democracy activists, with many questioning the independence of the chinese-ruled city's judiciary.