Anti-government protesters wearing masks march past police headquarters in Hong Kong on Tuesday. (AP photo) HONG KONG: Police shot tear gas volleys at protesters as simultaneous rallies raged across Hong Kong, including a march through the city center, hours after celebrations for a holiday marking 70 years of Communist rule in China began in Beijing. President Xi Jinping oversaw a military parade through the centre of the capital that featured some of China’s most advanced weaponry, including ballistic missiles and warplanes. He kicked it off with a brief speech calling for stability in the Asian financial center and urging for unity among Chinese ethnic groups and and the country’s “complete unification”. Protests have rocked Hong Kong for almost four months, pushing back against China’s tightening grip over the city. Here’s the latest (all times local): Central crowds begin dispersing (3.10pm) As a mass march from … [Read more...] about Tear gas fired as tens of thousands protest in Hong Kong
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Hong Kong, the former British colony, has been simmering under protests since February 2019 against Chinese government's decision to bring in the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019 which allows criminals from the semi-autonomous region to be extradited to mainland China. People are out on streets following the publication of the now withdrawn bill, against China's systemic erosion of the region's judicial system and the right to protest under "one nation, two system" agreement. The protests have now turned into a movement with demonstrators coming up with further demands of complete withdrawal of the extradition bill, withdrawal of the description "riot" used on June 12 protests, an amnesty for all arrested protesters, an independent inquiry into alleged police brutality, universal suffrage in elections for Hong Kong's chief executive (the territory's leader) and Legislative Council, and resignation of Hong Kong leader … [Read more...] about A Timeline of Hong Kong protests: Where are they heading to?
Hong Kong police said Tuesday they have arrested six men in connection with a weekend attack at a subway station in which dozens of suspected gangsters beat up anti-government protesters and bystanders. Senior Superintendent Chan Tin-chu said the men, aged between 24 and 54, are believed to have taken part in the violent attack at the rural Yuen Long MTR Station late Sunday. They were arrested for "unlawful assembly" and some of them have connections to triad criminal gangs, he said, adding that the investigation is ongoing and more arrests could be made. Local media reported that a seventh suspect has also been arrested, but the police have yet to confirm the arrest and what he was charged with. Dozens of masked men wearing white T-shirts and armed with rods and sticks stormed the station around midnight Sunday, attacking people on platforms and in train compartments. Reports quoted witnesses as saying that they appeared to target black-shirted protestors who had earlier attended a … [Read more...] about Hong Kong police arrest 6 men over subway attack
HONG KONG (WASHINGTON POST) - The city of Hong Kong, home to 7.4 million people, has been in the spotlight for weeks because of teeming protests. Experts say the urban hub is still safe for tourists and the US State Department places it in its lowest-risk category, but there are questions and things to be mindful of for those passing through. Minor disruptions are possible, and visitors should remain aware of unfolding demonstrations. Here's what travellers in the area - which is officially a "special administrative region" of China - need to know. Q: What is going on with the protests? A: Weeks of mostly peaceful protests escalated on Monday (July 1) when some demonstrators broke through barricades and glass to get into the Legislative Council building. Before police forced them out, they scrawled graffiti and caused what authorities described as extensive damage. Hundreds of thousands also marched peacefully on Monday on roads around the city, the anniversary of the handover from … [Read more...] about What travellers need to know about the protests in Hong Kong
A woman was injured by a wild boar in a subway station on Wednesday after the feral pig wandered into the subway from the countryside. The metre-long wild boar was seen strolling along Forbes Street before sneaking into Kennedy Town MTR station, where it was confronted by security workers at about 8pm. Police officers with barricades surrounded the animal near a passenger lift in the concourse near exit B. Officers from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) shot the boar with tranquilliser and removed it in a cage at about 9pm. The woman, 49, suffered minor leg injuries from the boar in the station lobby and was taken to Queen Mary Hospital. The animal's limbs were injured and bloodied by escape attempts. Earlier on Wednesday in Central, another wild boar sent shield-wielding police officers running before it was caught and caged by AFCD staff. The boar was seen trotting on Caine Road, Hillier Street, Des Voeux Road Central and Connaught Road Central at about … [Read more...] about Wild boar injures woman inside Hong Kong MTR amid gory stand-off