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Hong Kong says not trying to stop protests, just violence

10 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's embattled government, which has enacted colonial-era emergency powers, said on Thursday it would not take any further measures to counter violent protests and rejected rumours that mainland Chinese security forces were involved in the city.

Hong Kong police stage show of force on streets, jeered by residents

07 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong police staged a show of force on Monday night in a district hit by some of the most violent clashes with protesters in recent months, but instead of being confronted by demonstrators were jeered by onlookers. | Video

UPDATE 5-Petrol bombs and tear gas rock Hong Kong, scores arrested for defying mask ban

06 Oct 2019

* Police and protesters exchange tear gas, bricks, petrol bombs

Teenager shot as violence flares hours after Hong Kong imposes emergency powers

05 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong police shot and wounded a teenage boy on Friday, as violent protests erupted across the Chinese-ruled city hours after its embattled leader Carrie Lam invoked colonial-era emergency powers last used more than 50 years ago. | Video

'This means war' - anger and division at school of student shot by Hong Kong police

02 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Before he was battling police on the front lines of Hong Kong's democracy movement, Tony Tsang, 18, was best known to his peers as a school vice-captain, organising events for fellow students, friends said on Wednesday.

'This means war': anger and division at school of student shot by HK police

02 Oct 2019

HONG KONG Before he was battling police on the front lines of Hong Kong's democracy movement, Tony Tsang, 18, was best known to his peers as a school vice-captain, organizing events for fellow students, friends said on Wednesday.

In divided Hong Kong, pro-China groups hold muted anniversary celebrations

30 Sep 2019

HONG KONG While pro-democracy protesters gathered in central Hong Kong on Sunday, on the other side of the city several hundred people dressed in red, with Chinese flag stickers on their cheeks, boarded buses to an early birthday party for the People’s Republic.

In divided Hong Kong, pro-China groups hold muted anniversary celebrations

30 Sep 2019

HONG KONG While pro-democracy protesters gathered in central Hong Kong on Sunday, on the other side of the city several hundred people dressed in red, with Chinese flag stickers on their cheeks, boarded buses to an early birthday party for the People’s Republic.

In divided Hong Kong, pro-China groups hold muted anniversary celebrations

30 Sep 2019

HONG KONG, Sept 30 While pro-democracy protesters gathered in central Hong Kong on Sunday, on the other side of the city several hundred people dressed in red, with Chinese flag stickers on their cheeks, boarded buses to an early birthday party for the People’s Republic.

CORRECTED-Amid gleaming skyscrapers, Hong Kong's poor set aside hardships and join protests

30 Sep 2019

HONG KONG, Sept 30 Just before midnight in Hong Kong's Mong Kok district, a slight man in his seventies peels away from a crowd of protesters jeering at police. Behind him, a young woman calls out, "Be safe!"

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