Tag: Protests

India deploys troops as protestors defy curfew over citizen bill

by Anup Sharma Authorities deployed thousands of paramilitaries and blocked mobile internet in northeast India Thursday, while police fired blank rounds at protesters who defied a curfew to demonstrate against contentious new citizenship legislation. The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), passed by the upper house on Wednesday,...

Hong Kongers attend service for student who died during clashes

Hundreds of mourners attended a memorial service on Thursday for a Hong Kong student whose death led to some of the most violent clashes in six months of democracy protests. Alex Chow, 22, died last month from head injuries sustained during a fall inside a...

Experts quit Hong Kong police probe, in blow to government

An international panel of experts hired to advise Hong Kong on the police response to huge pro-democracy protests announced Wednesday they were quitting, saying the watchdog was not fit for purpose "in a society that values freedoms and rights". The group's damning conclusion is a...

Protests rage in northeast India over citizenship bill

by Anup Sharma Protestors in northeast India set fire to tyres and cut down trees to block roads on Tuesday in a shutdown across the region hours after lawmakers approved the government's new citizenship bill. The legislation, set to go before the upper house on Wednesday,...

Hong Kong protesters vow weekend rally and ‘last chance’ for leader

by Su Xinqi Hong Kong pro-democracy activists on Friday vowed to hold another massive rally over the weekend and warned the city's pro-Beijing leader not to think a recent lull in violence means public anger is weakening. The semi-autonomous financial hub has been battered by six...

Protests send Hong Kongers to Taiwan in search of new lives

Pictures by Sam Yeh and Philip Fong. Video by Sean Chang by Amber Wang, with Yan Zhao in Hong Kong Protests that have paralysed Hong Kong for nearly six months are pushing residents to seek new lives abroad, with many turning to nearby democratic Taiwan to...

Hong Kong set for fresh weekend protests as police end university siege

by Jerome TAYLOR / Yan ZHAO Hong Kong police on Friday ended their two-week siege of a university campus that became a battleground with pro-democracy protesters as activists vowed to hold fresh rallies and strikes in the coming days. Renewed calls to hit the streets came...

Hong Kong college campus searched, just one protester found

Officials at a Hong Kong university where police and protesters clashed violently a week ago said Tuesday they had searched the entire campus and found just one remaining holdout in a sign the campus siege may be near an end. Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)...

Hong Kong leader vows to ‘listen’ as voters send sharp rebuke to Beijing

by Yan ZHAO / Xinqi SU Hong Kong's deeply unpopular leader vowed Monday to "listen humbly" to voters after the pro-democracy camp scored a crushing victory in community-level elections that revealed broad public support for a protest movement that has stirred months of violence. In a...

Hong Kong university protesters defy surrender warnings

by Yan ZHAO / Catherine LAI Dozens of exhausted pro-democracy protesters occupying a Hong Kong university defied warnings to surrender Tuesday on the third day of a stand-off with police, as China sent fresh signals that its patience with nearly six months of unrest was...