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Kate Lamb

Protesters left on besieged Hong Kong campus weigh options

23 Nov 2019

HONG KONG At least eight protesters who had been holding out at a trashed Hong Kong university surrendered on Friday, while others searched for escape routes past the riot police surrounding the campus.

Hong Kong campus protesters fire arrows as anti-government unrest spreads

18 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong protesters shot arrows and hurled petrol bombs from a barricaded university on Sunday at police who fired tear gas and water cannon in some of the worst violence in the Chinese-ruled city since anti-government unrest erupted five months ago. | Video

UPDATE 6-Chinese soldiers help clean up Hong Kong streets, but violence flares again

16 Nov 2019

HONG KONG, Nov 16 Police fired tear gas while protesters threw petrol bombs and fired arrows in clashes outside Hong Kong's Polytechnic University on Saturday, just hours after Chinese soldiers made a rare appearance to help clean up the city's streets.

Highway blockade reveals splits in Hong Kong protest movement

15 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters partially unblocked a key highway on Friday and then blocked it again during the evening rush hour, exposing splits in a movement that has been largely leaderless in months of often violent unrest. | Video

Hong Kong students hunker down as government dismisses curfew rumours

15 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters paralysed parts of the city for a fourth successive day on Thursday, forcing schools to close and blocking highways, as students built campus barricades and the government dismissed rumours of a curfew. | Video

Flaming arrows and petrol bombs: Inside Hong Kong protesters' 'weapons factories'

14 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Under a November full moon, hundreds of young people dressed in black set about turning several of Hong Kong's top universities into fortresses, well stocked with improvised weapons.

Protesters blockade universities, stockpile makeshift weapons as chaos grips Hong Kong

14 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Anti-government protesters dug in at several university campuses across Hong Kong on Wednesday, setting the stage for further confrontations as police said violence in the Chinese-ruled city had reached a "very dangerous and even deadly level". | Video

Thousands gather for 'martyrs' vigil amid Hong Kong protests

09 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong protesters held a vigil for "martyrs" on Saturday and many demanded "revenge" after a student died in hospital this week following a high fall, fuelling anger among pro-democracy demonstrators who first took to the streets in June. | Video

China backs bolder action to counter roots of Hong Kong unrest - official

06 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Beijing supports bolder action to tackle the roots of unrest that has rocked Hong Kong for months, a senior Chinese official said on Wednesday, just hours after a knife-wielding man attacked a pro-Beijing lawmaker in the Chinese-ruled city.

China to 'perfect' HK system as water cannon breaks up Guy Fawkes protest

06 Nov 2019

HONG KONG The Chinese Communist Party said on Tuesday it would "perfect" the system for choosing the leader of Hong Kong after months of anti-government protests, as police in the ex-British colony fired water cannon to break up a Guy Fawkes-themed march. | Video

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