Rappler's latest stories on 2019 Hong Kong protest
On Monday night, October 14, a huge crowd fills Hong Kong's commercial district to show support for a US bill that could dramatically alter Washington's relationship with the trading hub
The statue – a regular feature at protests – makes her final journey to the top of Lion Rock, which is intimately linked to the city's democracy movement
(UPDATED) Rallies erupt in multiple neighborhoods with some protesters blocking roads, spraying graffiti on pro-China businesses, smashing windows, and erecting barricades
'The government will not rule out the possibility of placing a ban on the internet,' says Ip Kwok-him, a veteran pro-Beijing politician and member of Hong Kong's executive council
Pepe the Frog's embrace by Hong Kongers is the latest bizarre twist in the fate of a cartoon character who went from relative internet obscurity to international notoriety
'We’re proving that Beijing’s power is not invincible or inevitable. We’re demonstrating that failure is not falling down but refusing to stand up,' says Martin Lee, affectionately known as the 'grandfather of Hong Kong democracy'
(UPDATED) MTR maintenance staff must ensure their own safety before carrying out the necessary repairs
It is the first time in 52 years that these emergency powers have been invoked and the only time since the city was returned to China by Britain in 1997
(UPDATED) Police say Tsang Chi-kin, 18, has been charged with rioting and two counts of assaulting officers. The school student faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
The international finance hub is reeling from the shooting, the first time a demonstrator has been struck with a live round in nearly 4 months of increasingly violent pro-democracy protests
(UPDATED) It is the first such shooting in nearly 4 months of increasingly violent protests and threatens to strip the spotlight from China's carefully choreographed birthday party
Chief Executive Carrie Lam faces more than two hours of grilling at a public 'dialogue session,' the first time her pro-Beijing administration has sat down with its critics in 16 consecutive weeks of unrest
'In an apparent thirst for retaliation, Hong Kong's security forces have engaged in a disturbing pattern of reckless and unlawful tactics against people during the protests,' says Amnesty International
China's foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang calls for the US to 'stop interfering in Hong Kong's affairs in any form'
Cantopop star Denise Ho and activist Joshua Wong testify before a congressional commission in Washington in support of US legislation aimed at defending Hong Kongers' civil rights
Activists use the night as a way to keep their movement buoyant with no signs of protests abating
Naomi Suen's mooncakes are a contemporary political twist on a gift traditionally given during the annual mid-autumn festival at a time when Hong Kong is convulsing with unprecedented unrest
'Some brand me as a separatist. But just let me make it clear: Hong Kong is asking for election system reform. We just hope to elect our own government. We just hope to elect the chief executive of Hong Kong,' Wong says
'Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs. No foreign government, organization or individual has the right to intervene,' says Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying.
Protesters call on the US to pressure Beijing to meet their demands and for Congress to pass a recently proposed bill that expresses support for the protest
Online messaging forums used by the largely leaderless movement have called for protesters to 'stress test' the airport on Saturday afternoon, September 7
'In the current situation everything must be done to avoid violence.... And the solutions can only be found in a political process – meaning through dialogue,' says German Chancellor Angela Merkel
In a statement on Friday, September 6, Fitch announces it is downgrading the city as an issuer of long-term foreign currency debt from an AA+ rating to AA with a negative outlook
Slosar's departure ends a nearly four-decade career with Swire and Cathay and caps a tumultuous month of sudden management changes at the airline as it tries to claw its way out of Beijing's bad books
Chief Executive Carrie Lam is speaking after Reuters news agency released an audio recording of her telling business leaders last week that she wanted to step down and take responsibility for the unrest
'I see myself as one of the participants of this movement. Hopefully I can give some moral support to these young people, to let them know that they are not alone in this fight,' says Cantopop star Denise Ho
(3rd UPDATE) Police have previously said the water cannon vehicles would only be used in the event of a 'large-scale public disturbance'
(UPDATED) Thousands of demonstrators march through the industrial Kwun Tong area, where they are blocked by dozens of riot police with shields and batons outside a police station
(UPDATED) Simon Cheng is back in Hong Kong after being detained for 15 days in China for an alleged crime that his family says was made up
The Baltic Way was one of the largest ever anti-Soviet demonstrations, when more than one million people linked hands to form a human chain on August 23, 1989
Chinese state-backed outlets accuse Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway company of abetting protesters by offering them a free and 'exclusive' train to escape police after a sit-in protest
A Google online post says we 'disabled 210 channels on YouTube when we discovered channels in this network behaved in a coordinated manner while uploading videos related to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong'
Student leaders representing most of the city's major universities say students will miss lectures between September 2 – the planned start of the new term – and September 13
A close observer of Hong Kong affairs tries to answer the question on the minds of Hong Kong residents as well as the international community
(UPDATED) Some protesters put on hard hats and gas masks, while others spray fire extinguishers and pour detergent, beer, and oil on the concourse to impede entry by the police who have massed outside
(3rd UPDATE) The tech giants announce they had suspended nearly 1,000 active accounts linked to the campaign. Twitter says it shut down about 200,000 more before they could inflict any damage.
(UPDATED) Sunday's rally at the city's Victoria Park is an attempt to wrestle the narrative of the protest back
The new marches came as thousands of pro-government supporters gathered in a park to condemn their opponents and support the police
In the sprawling mainland city known for its high-tech market, many Shenzhen residents say they do not support the protests in Hong Kong, which has seen 10 weeks of pro-democracy rallies
Activists are planning a major rally on Sunday, August 18, billed as a 'rational, non-violent' protest to show the movement still maintains broad public support after suffering a setback earlier in the week
Alain Robert says his climb's message was to make 'an urgent appeal for peace and consultation between Hong Kong people and their government'
China's ambassador to London, Liu Xiaoming, says Beijing will not 'sit by and watch', warning that his government had 'enough solutions and enough power to quell the unrest swiftly'
Researchers from 4 of the city's universities survey participants across 12 protests – including mass rallies and 'fluid' and 'static' demonstrations – between June 9 and August 4
The airline says one of the pilots is currently involved in legal proceedings, while the other 'misused company information on Flight CX216/12 August'
Away from the current clashes between police and protesters, artists and digital activists are using parodies and humor to protest the crackdown
(UPDATED) It is the second time this week that China has sought to frame the protests as 'terrorism'
The US president has no words in support of the protestors as Hong Kong experiences its largest crisis since the British handover of its former colony to China in 1997
Beijing is sending increasingly ominous signals that the unrest must end, with state-run media showing videos of security forces gathering across the Hong Kong border
(UPDATED) Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warns of the dangerous consequences facing the city if escalating violence at the rallies is not curbed
(3rd UPDATE) Passengers with luggage are being checked in at the departures hall and information boards show several flights are already boarding or about to depart