Tag: unrest

Pepe and protest pig: Internet memes come to life at Hong Kong rally

by Su Xinqi Among the sea of faces on Hong Kong's streets on Sunday were more than one hundred people wearing quirky over-sized animal masks -- a band of activists bringing popular protest internet memes to life. Hong Kong's democracy movement is largely leaderless and organised...

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...

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 police enter ransacked campus after protest siege

by Anthony WALLACE / Daniel SUEN Hong Kong police on Thursday entered a ransacked university campus where authorities faced off for days with barricaded pro-democracy protesters, gathering a huge haul of petrol bombs and other dangerous materials left over from the occupation. The Hong Kong Polytechnic...

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...

Chan Chun Sing: What has happened in Hong Kong can easily happen to Singapore

Singapore—The country’s Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing expressed concern over Hong Kong’s future, given that the city has experienced widespread and increasingly violent protests over the last five months. Mr Chan said that events have reached a “breaking point” in Hong Kong. Channel...

15 killed in suspected rebel attacks in Thailand’s south

by Tuwaedaniya MERINGING with Thanaporn PROMYAMYAI in Bangkok At least fifteen people were gunned down in an ambush by suspected Muslim militants in Thailand's violence-wracked south, an army spokesman said on Wednesday, one of the bloodiest days in the 15-year insurgency. Thailand's three southernmost provinces have...

Xi voices ‘high degree of trust’ in Hong Kong leader over unrest

Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed a "high degree of trust" in Hong Kong's unpopular leader Carrie Lam as the two met after months of increasingly violent protests in the semi-autonomous city. Xi's show of support follows speculation that Beijing was preparing to remove Lam as...