Rappler's latest stories on Hong Kong protests
A banner flying from a bridge next to the wall of parliament throughout the occupation of 2014 quotes John Lennon's song 'Imagine': 'You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one'
A predominantly older crowd was joined by families and younger residents, waving Chinese flags and holding banners supporting the police
The Hong Kong National Front, a small fringe group, released a statement on Facebook saying the man arrested was a member but added it had no knowledge of any explosives
Hong Kong protesters are singling out for specific retribution a small group of expatriates who were some of the police commanding officers on the front lines during clashes
Thousands of people join in what was dubbed a 'gray hair march' – billed as a way to show the city's pro-Beijing leadership that plenty of its older and more reliably conservative citizens still support younger demonstrators
Law enforcers use pepper spray and batons against small groups of protesters, who responded by hurling bottles and other projectiles, in a night of fresh violence in the international hub
Protesters f rom Sheung Shui are rallying against traders coming from mainland China
For the hundreds of thousands of Chinese mainlanders who make the city their home, the Hong Kong democracy movement sparks mixed emotions
(5th UPDATE) In her most conciliatory remarks since huge protests erupted a month ago, chief executive Carrie Lam admits her administration's attempt to introduce the law was a 'complete failure'
(UPDATED) One proposal going viral is a call to collectively withdraw funds from the Bank of China to 'stress test' the organization's liquidity
(UPDATED) Violence again breaks out as riot police try to disperse protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday, July 7
'These students are gambling their youth to defend this place, it's very fragile,' says pro-democracy lawmaker Roy Kwong
(UPDATED) The rally is being billed as an opportunity to explain to Chinese mainlanders in the city what the protest movement is about
The rally aims to 'reclaim' a park in Tuen Mun where so-called 'dancing aunties' sing Mandarin pop songs through loud microphones and dance for generally older men who give them cash donations
Many of the current generation of largely young protesters proudly repeat the phrase 'be like water', a philosophy of adaptability and unpredictability espoused by martial arts master and local legend Bruce Lee
(UPDATED) Authorities have vowed to hunt those behind the unrest that has plunged the semi-autonomous city's Beijing-backed government into crisis
The 'one country, two systems' deal is at the center of the row between London and Beijing
A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman says UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt 'seems to be fantasizing in the faded glory of British colonialism and in the bad habit of gesticulating while looking down on other countries' affairs'
(UPDATED) Authorities are analyzing DNA samples and fingerprints to identify suspects and are planning raids to arrest them 'in the near future,' according to a report
'It's vital that Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy and the rights and freedoms set down in the Sino-British joint declaration are respected,' says
'Hong Kong is part of China and we have to accept that. But the freedoms in Hong Kong are enshrined in a joint declaration' signed with former colonial ruler Britain, says UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt
The semi-autonomous financial hub is thrown into crisis by weeks of demonstrations over a bill that would allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland, with the issue becoming a lightning rod for resentment towards Beijing
Just after midnight, police officers move in from several directions, firing tear gas and wielding batons as they charged – and sending plumes of smoke drifting across Hong Kong
This year's 22nd annual handover march could be another cornerstone and could make or break beleaguered Chief Executive Carrie Lam, who has refused to withdraw the extradition bill altogether
(5th UPDATE) Anti-government demonstrators breach the complex after hours of attempting to smash into the building, using a metal cart as a battering ram and wielding steel poles to prize open gaps in the reinforced windows
(4th UPDATE) The rally comes against the backdrop of unprecedented anti-government protests over the past 3 weeks that have drawn millions and anger over police using tear gas and rubber bullets to clear crowds
As the pro-government supporters head home, many turn on small groups of anti-government opponents who keep a small camp outside the parliament
But China has said it will not allow discussion of the protests in Hong Kong at the G20 summit
Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt also suspends export licenses for crowd control equipment of Hong Kong police force
Anger has punctuated much of the historic rallies roiling Hong Kong in the last two weeks, but humor has never been far away
Protest leaders plan to hold another huge rally on July 1
'I have been blacklisted by Duterte. I joined some human rights conference in the Philippines and I joined some protests. I found myself on the blacklist,' says Ma Wan-ki, one of the young protesters in Hong Kong
(3rd UPDATE) The latest protest comes after the government refused to meet the demands of demonstrators who have marched in their millions to oppose a bill that would allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland
A number of protest groups, including student unions, call for supporters to mobilize on Friday, June 21, asking people to gather at the city's main government complex
In a tense session, opposition lawmakers grill Hong Kong's head of security John Lee over allegations of police brutality during the sporadic clashes with demonstrators this month
Investors are also moving cautiously ahead of two huge market-moving events: the Federal Reserve policy meeting and the G20 summit next week
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang says the protests are 'not in line with the mainstream public opinion in Hong Kong'
By Monday morning the crowds drop to just a few hundred largely young protesters occupying a major highway outside the city's parliament and some nearby streets
(3rd UPDATE) Carrie Lam's office admits that shortcomings in how her administration handled the extradition law 'led to a lot of conflict and disputes'
(UPDATED) On June 17, China's official Xinhua news agency issues a 4-paragraph report noting suspension of the extradition measure, 'having regard to the strong and different views in society'
'Even if I chose comfort and became a banker, when this law is passed, I'd still be under threat. If you think about it realistically, you're just waiting to be attacked,' a young Hong Kong protester says
The protests over the controversial extradition bill is Hong Kong's worst political violence since 1997
Beleaguered city leader Carrie Lam's top Cabinet adviser says it is now impossible for the Legislative Council to continue debating the contentious extradition bill
Many of those on the streets are predominantly young and have grown up in a digital world, but they are all too aware of the dangers of surveillance and leaving online footprints
Demonstrators have vowed no let up in their campaign, calling for a rally on Sunday, June 16, and a citywide strike on Monday, June 17
Critics say officers used localized violence by small groups of hardcore activists to launch an unprecedented operation against the much larger mass of peaceful protesters who had taken over parts of the city on June 12
The European Union says the proposed law had 'potentially far-reaching consequences for Hong Kong and its people, for EU and foreign citizens, as well as for business confidence in Hong Kong'
Banks listed on Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index take a hit, with some announcing the closure of branches near protest areas
(3rd UPDATE) The scenes echo the pro-democracy 'Umbrella Movement' of 2014 where protesters calling for greater democratic rights shut down swathes of the city for two months and battled police, but won no concessions from Beijing
Thousands of mostly young people and students gather in a park near the government offices ahead of a planned debate on the bill, with large numbers of police in riot gear surrounding the official building