Protesters gathering in Sheung Shui as videos circulate of men beating black-clad demonstrators

Dozens of angry protesters have gathered in Sheung Shui this evening after videos began circulating online this afternoon appearing to show men beating pro-democracy demonstrators with metal rods. Video began circulating on social media platforms and apps like Telegram showing a group of at least 10 men — some with face masks — wielding metals ...

End of the rainbow? Hong Kong police say no to annual Pride parade

End of the rainbow? Hong Kong police say no to annual Pride parade

The Hong Kong Police Force has issued a letter of objection to this year’s Hong Kong Pride Parade, saying participants will have restrict their activities to a stationary...

Virtually There: New video game puts players in the shoes of Hong Kong’s frontline protesters

Virtually There: New video game puts players in the shoes of Hong Kong’s frontline protesters

A group of Hong Kong activists have developed a homemade computer game that uses virtual reality to recreate what it is like to take part in the pro-democracy protests sweeping...

2 in critical condition following clashes in New Territories

2 in critical condition following clashes in New Territories

Two men are in a critical condition after being hit on the head by hard objects during clashes in two different parts of the New Territories yesterday. Local media reports that...

Protesters hunker down on university campuses as police complain of ‘unfair’ criticism

Protesters hunker down on university campuses as police complain of ‘unfair’ criticism

Pro-democracy protesters Wednesday stepped up a “blossom everywhere” campaign of road blocks and vandalism across Hong Kong, as students at the Chinese University of...

District councillor whose ear was bitten off needs to have some reattached tissue removed

District councillor whose ear was bitten off needs to have some reattached tissue removed

A pro-democracy district councillor who had part of his ear bitten off during a clash at a Hong Kong mall will need to have part of the reattached tissue removed after it started...

CUHK student union president applies for injunction to ban police from entering campus

CUHK student union president applies for injunction to ban police from entering campus

The president of the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s student union has applied for an interim injunction to prevent police from entering campus without a warrant after...

Disruptions continue for third straight day after night of pitched battles

Disruptions continue for third straight day after night of pitched battles

Hong Kong awoke to a third straight day of chaos today following a night of intense battles between pro-democracy protesters and riot police on a university campus. At least eight...

Continuing clashes turn Central, university campuses into battlegrounds

Continuing clashes turn Central, university campuses into battlegrounds

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters clashed with riot police in the city’s business district and on university campuses Tuesday, extending one of the most violent stretches...

Protester shot in Sai Wan Ho needs more surgery, man set alight in Ma On Shan still ‘critical’

Protester shot in Sai Wan Ho needs more surgery, man set alight in Ma On Shan still ‘critical’

A protester who was shot with live ammunition in Sai Wan Ho yesterday morning will need more surgery, while a man who was doused with flammable liquid and set on fire during an...


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