Hong Kong pro-democracy movement - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Hong Kong pro-democracy movement

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Lancome faces growing anger and protests in Hong Kong

Jun 08, 2016 - 5:15 PM

UPDATED The outrage comes after the cosmetics giant cancelled a concert featuring pro democracy activist Denise Ho

Protesters display a banner of local singer Denise Ho on a Lancome outlet display in a shopping mall after the cosmetics giant cancelled a concert featuring Ho, in Hong Kong on June 8, 2016.  Cosmetics giant Lancome closed some of its outlets in Hong Kong on June 8 as protesters gathered at a major mall after the company cancelled a concert featuring a local singer critical of China. / AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE

Tens of thousands at Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil despite boycott

Jun 04, 2016 - 3:39 PM

3rd UPDATE Semi autonomous Hong Kong is the only location on Chinese soil to see a major commemoration to mark the military s brutal crushing of pro democracy protests in central Beijing in 1989

BOYCOTT? An activist sits in front of a poster of the 'Tank Man' photo at his stall in Hong Kong on June 4, 2016, ahead of the commemoration of the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989. Photo by Anthony Wallace/ AFP

Tensions flare in Hong Kong, a year since mass rallies

Sep 28, 2015 - 9:31 PM

Frustrated activists now say they must regroup and come up with new strategies conceding that changing the minds of Beijing and the Hong Kong government is currently a hopeless task

Policemen block the way to a road as pro-democracy demonstrators and activists gather outside the government headquarters building to mark one year since the start of mass pro-democracy rallies calling for fully free leadership elections in the semi-autonomous city, in Hong Kong on September 28, 2015. The 2014 Occupy protests began after China's central government claimed it was offering a compromise of sorts by allowing a popular vote for the Hong Kong leader in 2017 but insisted candidates were vetted. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez

Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' message

Dec 20, 2014 - 4:04 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping warns Hong Kong and Macau against a misguided approach