Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Hong Kong's embattled leader called Tuesday for an immediate end to street demonstrations that have drawn tens of thousands and paralysed the city, but protesters refused to move until Beijing grants the financial hub genuine democracy.
The ranks of Hong Kong democracy protesters who have paralyzed parts of the city swelled into their tens of thousands Monday, digging in for another night of confrontation with police in their campaign for free elections.
Protesters armed with little more than parasols and determination have brought central Hong Kong to a standstill with their demands for full democracy, in a movement that has been dubbed the “umbrella revolution.”
Monday, September 29, 2014
Thousands of defiant Hong Kong protesters stood their ground on Monday after facing tear gas and riot police in overnight clashes, paralysing parts of the city with their campaign to demand Beijing allow free elections.
Police repeatedly fired tear gas after tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators brought parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill Sunday, a dramatic escalation of protests that have gripped the city for days.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Police on Saturday cleared dozens of protesters who had stormed Hong Kong's government headquarters overnight, as a weeklong protest against Beijing's refusal to grant the city unfettered democracy turned angry.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Nearly 1,000 Hong Kong secondary students, many dressed in uniforms and defying their parents, joined ongoing pro-democracy protests Friday against Beijing's refusal to grant the city unfettered democracy.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Hong Kong students mobbed the city's leader Tuesday in angry scenes as they took their anti-Beijing strike to government headquarters, where more than 1,000 protested against China's refusal to grant full democracy.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Hong Kong students on Monday began a weeklong boycott of classes, gathering in their thousands for what democracy activists say will be a wider campaign of civil disobedience against China's refusal to grant the city unfettered democracy., 1 Comment
Monday, September 22, 2014
Multiple explosions in a county in China's western region of Xinjiang have killed at least two people and injured many others, regional authorities said Monday.