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Not the only one: Protest 'Lennon Walls' flower across Hong Kong

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:48 AM

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'

This photo taken on July 10, 2019 shows traditional Chinese script (top) that reads "Lennon Tunnel", as people walk past messages related to protests against the proposed extradition bill pasted onto walls in an underpass at Tai Po Market in Hong Kong. Plastered in colourful sticky-notes carrying messages of defiance towards Hong Kong's government, so-called "Lennon Walls" have sprung up across the city -- though fights have broken out as Beijing loyalists try to tear them down.  VIVEK PRAKASH / AFP

Thousands rally in support of Hong Kong police

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:29 PM

A predominantly older crowd was joined by families and younger residents, waving Chinese flags and holding banners supporting the police

PRO-GOVERNMENT. Attendees unfurl a large banner that reads “Safeguard Hong Kong” during a pro government rally outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 20, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace / AFP

Hong Kong police uncover 'homemade explosive lab'

Jul 20, 2019 - 6:58 PM

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

PROTESTS. Protesters set up barricades at Lung Wo road outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong before the flag raising ceremony to mark the 22nd anniversary of handover to China early on July 1, 2019. Photo by Philip Fong / AFP

Hong Kong's expat police become focus of protester rage

Jul 19, 2019 - 11:22 AM

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

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 22, 2019, the Police insignia is covered in egg splatter thrown by protesters at the police headquarters in Hong Kong. A peculiar legacy of Hong Kong's colonial past has emerged as a focal point of rage for anti-government protesters: a dwindling band of expat police officers now vilified for doing the bidding of the city's pro-Beijing leaders. ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP

Hong Kong's 'gray hairs' march to support youth protesters

Jul 18, 2019 - 1:50 PM

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

A group of elderly people prepare to march to the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 17, 2019, in the latest protest against a controversial extradition bill. Hong Kong has been rocked by more than a month of huge largely peaceful protests -- as well as a series of separate violent confrontations with police -- sparked by a law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China and other countries. Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Police, protesters clash inside mall in latest Hong Kong anti-extradition march

Jul 15, 2019 - 10:57 AM

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

Police officers tear the shirt of a protester during a clash inside a shopping arcade in Sha Tin of Hong Kong after a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Sha Tin district of Hong Kong on July 14, 2019. Riot police and protesters fought running battles in a Hong Kong shopping mall on July 14 night as unrest caused by a widely loathed plan to allow extraditions to mainland China showed no sign of abating. Philip FONG / AFP

Clashes as Hong Kong protesters vent at China border traders

Jul 13, 2019 - 8:04 PM

Protesters f rom Sheung Shui are rallying against traders coming from mainland China

MORE CLASHES. A protester is being held on the floor by the police during a clash between protesters and police in the Mong Kok district in Kowloon, Hong Kong on July 7, 2019. File photo by Vivek Prakash/AFP

China mainlanders among Hong Kong protesters, though many stay away

Jul 11, 2019 - 1:50 PM

For the hundreds of thousands of Chinese mainlanders who make the city their home, the Hong Kong democracy movement sparks mixed emotions

Protesters gather before a march to the West Kowloon railway station, where high-speed trains depart for the Chinese mainland, during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong on July 7, 2019. Hong Kong has been rocked by a month of huge peaceful protests as well as a series of separate violent youth-led confrontations sparked by a proposed law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China. Vivek PRAKASH / AFP

Protesters unmoved as Hong Kong leader says China extradition bill 'dead'

Jul 09, 2019 - 10:32 AM

(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'

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam arrives for a press conference at the police headquarters in Hong Kong early on July 2, 2019. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on July 2 condemned the "extremely violent" storming of the city's parliament, after thousands of protesters ransacked the assembly in an unprecedented display of defiance on the anniversary of the territory's handover to China. Masked protesters -- mostly young and many wearing yellow hard hats -- broke into the legislature after hours of clashes with police.  Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Hong Kong protesters moot Bank of China 'stress test' after latest clashes

Jul 08, 2019 - 12:15 PM

(UPDATED) One proposal going viral is a call to collectively withdraw funds from the Bank of China to 'stress test' the organization's liquidity

HONG KONG PROTESTS. A protester reacts as he is detained by police officers during clashes between demonstrators and police in the Mong Kok district in Kowloon in Hong Kong on July 7, 2019. Photo by Vivek Prakash/AFP

Fresh clashes in Hong Kong after huge march to China station

Jul 08, 2019 - 12:30 AM

(UPDATED) Violence again breaks out as riot police try to disperse protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday, July 7

A protester is being hold on the floor by the police during a clash between protesters and police in the Mong Kok district in Kowloon after taking part in a march to the West Kowloon rail terminus against the proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong on July 7, 2019. - Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters rallied outside a controversial train station linking the territory to the Chinese mainland on July 7, the latest mass show of anger as activists try to keep pressure on the city's pro-Beijing leaders. (Photo by VIVEK PRAKASH / AFP)

Protests pile pressure on Hong Kong's already-stressed youth

Jul 07, 2019 - 4:55 PM

'These students are gambling their youth to defend this place, it's very fragile,' says pro-democracy lawmaker Roy Kwong

HONG KONG YOUTH. Demonstrators take a rest the night after a protest against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 12, 2019. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Hong Kong protesters march on station to 'educate' Chinese mainlanders

Jul 07, 2019 - 9:38 AM

(UPDATED) The rally is being billed as an opportunity to explain to Chinese mainlanders in the city what the protest movement is about

PROTESTS. Graffiti and umbrellas are seen outside the main chamber of the Legislative Council during a media tour in Hong Kong on July 3, 2019, two days after protesters broke into the complex. Photo by Anthony Wallace / AFP

'Dancing aunties' spark new Hong Kong protest

Jul 06, 2019 - 9:40 PM

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

HONG KONG. Protesters block a road while taking part in a demonstration in the north-western district of Tuen Mun in Hong Kong on July 6, 2019, as confrontations between police and people against a proposed extradition bill continue. Photo by Vivek Prakash/AFP

Hand signals and shields: how Hong Kong's parliament was stormed

Jul 06, 2019 - 3:20 PM

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

Protesters prepare to leave the main chamber of the government headquarters in Hong Kong early on July 2, 2019, after they stormed into the building hours before, on the 22nd anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China. Hong Kong police fired tear gas early on July 2 to regain control of the city's parliament after thousands of protesters occupied and ransacked the assembly in an unprecedented display of defiance on the anniversary of the territory's handover to China. Anthony WALLACE / AFP

First charges against Hong Kong anti-government protester

Jul 05, 2019 - 2:42 PM

(UPDATED) Authorities have vowed to hunt those behind the unrest that has plunged the semi-autonomous city's Beijing-backed government into crisis

DEFACE. A protester defaces the Hong Kong emblem after protesters broke into the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 1, 2019, on the 22nd anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China. Anti-government protesters stormed Hong Kong's parliament building late on July 1 after successfully smashing their way through reinforced glass windows and prizing open metal shutters that were blocking their way. VIVEK PRAKASH / AFP

'One country, two systems': Hong Kong's special status

Jul 05, 2019 - 8:31 AM

The 'one country, two systems' deal is at the center of the row between London and Beijing

A woman places signs on a fence next to the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong on July 4, 2019. Hong Kong authorities on July 3 vowed to hunt down the protesters who ransacked parliament in an unprecedented challenge to the Beijing-backed government, as the city grapples with its biggest political crisis in decades. HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP

China, Britain wage war of words over Hong Kong

Jul 04, 2019 - 7:31 AM

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'

Graffiti and umbrellas are seen outside the main chamber of the Legislative Council during a media tour in Hong Kong on July 3, 2019, two days after protesters broke into the complex. Hong Kong authorities on July 3 vowed to hunt down the protesters who ransacked parliament in an unprecedented challenge to the Beijing-backed government, as the city grapples with its biggest political crisis in decades.  Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Hong Kong police vow action over parliament ransacking

Jul 03, 2019 - 9:53 PM

(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

SCENES AFTER. Police arrive in the Legislative Council main chamber after protesters stormed the government headquarters hours before in Hong Kong early on July 2, 2019. Filephoto by Anthony Wallace/AFP

UK PM May raises 'concerns' over Hong Kong with China

Jul 03, 2019 - 8:18 PM

'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

PROTEST. Protesters try to push a metal cart through a closed entrance at the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 1, 2019 on the 22nd anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China. File photo by Vivek Prakash/AFP

UK warns China of consequences over Hong Kong freedoms

Jul 03, 2019 - 11:48 AM

'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

Hong Kong's colonial flag (C) is held up during a protest march in Hong Kong on July 1, 2017, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the city's handover from British to Chinese rule. China's President Xi Jinping warned July 1 that any challenge to Beijing's control over Hong Kong crossed a "red line", as thousands calling for more democracy marched through the city 20 years since it was handed back by Britain. Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Hong Kong grapples with protest aftermath; China demands criminal probe

Jul 02, 2019 - 3:46 PM

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

Posters, including one featuring Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, are seen on the floor outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 2, 2019, a day after protesters broke into the building. Hong Kong's leader on July 2 condemned "the extreme use of violence" by masked protesters who stormed and ransacked the city's legislature in an unprecedented challenge to Beijing's authority. Vivek PRAKASH / AFP

Hong Kong police retake parliament from anti-government protesters

Jul 02, 2019 - 7:22 AM

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

Police fire tear gas at protesters near the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 2, 2019. Riot police fired tear gas as they attempted to dislodge anti-government protesters in the early hours of the morning of July 2 in chaotic scenes in the heart of Hong Kong. Anthony WALLACE / AFP

[OPINION] HK protesters could test the will of Carrie Lam, Beijing over fugitive law

Jul 01, 2019 - 3:25 PM

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

Protesters ransack Hong Kong parliament on China handover anniversary

Jul 01, 2019 - 2:02 PM

(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

PROTEST. Protesters try to push a metal cart through a closed entrance at the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 1, 2019 on the 22nd anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China. Photo by Vivek Prakash/AFP

Protesters seize roads as Hong Kong braces for rally on handover anniversary

Jul 01, 2019 - 7:22 AM

(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

PROTEST. Protesters set up barricades at Lung Wo road outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong before the flag raising ceremony to mark the 22nd anniversary of handover to China early on July 1, 2019. Photo by Vivek Prakash/AFP

Confrontations after rally to support Hong Kong police

Jun 30, 2019 - 8:46 PM

As the pro-government supporters head home, many turn on small groups of anti-government opponents who keep a small camp outside the parliament

PROTEST. A pro-police demonstrator L) is held back by police as he yells insults at anti-extradition protesters (C) at a rally in support of police outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on June 30, 2019. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Hong Kong protesters urge G20 to raise plight with China

Jun 26, 2019 - 11:28 PM

But China has said it will not allow discussion of the protests in Hong Kong at the G20 summit

HONG KONG PROTEST. Thousands of protesters dressed in black take part in a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 16, 2019. File photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

UK demands probe into Hong Kong police action

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:19 AM

Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt also suspends export licenses for crowd control equipment of Hong Kong police force

Police cover graffiti sprayed on a wall by protesters outside the police headquarters in Hong Kong on June 22, 2019. Hong Kong police on June 22 slammed anti-government protesters for besieging their headquarters, calling the demonstration "illegal and irrational" as they vowed to pursue the ringleaders. ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP

Memes, cartoons, caustic Cantonese: The language of Hong Kong's protests

Jun 24, 2019 - 4:26 PM

Anger has punctuated much of the historic rallies roiling Hong Kong in the last two weeks, but humor has never been far away

'CITY OF COURAGE.' This combo shows a file photo (R) taken on June 12, 2019 of Hong Kong police officers using a water canon on a lone protestor near the government headquarters during recent protests; and a handout (L) released to AFP on June 24, 2019 of artwork from Australia-based Chinese dissident artist Badiucao based on the same AFP image. AFP PHOTO / Badiucao

Hong Kong police vow to pursue HQ siege protesters

Jun 22, 2019 - 4:22 PM

Protest leaders plan to hold another huge rally on July 1

Police arrive to negotiate with protesters to clear a road in Hong Kong early on June 17, 2019. - Chinese state media remained largely silent as an estimated two million Hong Kong people took to the streets to protest an extradition bill, with social platforms scrubbed clean of any pictures or mentions of the rally. (Photo by ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP)

Q and A: One umbrella, one movement against China extradition

Jun 21, 2019 - 7:41 PM

'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

IN PROTEST. In a picture taken on June 16, 2019, bystanders (foreground) watch from a footbridge as protesters march towards the government headquarters in Hong Kong.  File photo by Yan Zhao/AFP

Thousands converge on Hong Kong police HQ in anti-gov't demo

Jun 21, 2019 - 11:26 AM

(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

Protesters gather outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on June 21, 2019. Hundreds poured into Hong Kong's main government complex early on June 21 to stage a demonstration over the pro-Beijing leadership's snub of demands by protesters who have rocked the city with huge rallies to oppose a proposed law that would have enabled extraditions to the Chinese mainland. HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP

Hong Kong protesters call for fresh demo over unmet demands

Jun 20, 2019 - 7:39 PM

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

MORE PROTESTS? In this photo taken on June 16, 2019, protesters hold up their phones with lights on during a mass rally to protest against a controversial extradition bill that would allow suspected criminals to be sent to mainland China for trial. Photo by Yan Zhao/AFP

Hong Kong lawmakers grill security chief over protest violence

Jun 19, 2019 - 3:46 PM

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

HONG KONG'S WOES. Photographers take pictures from a viewing booth as lawmakers hold the first session at the Legislative Council on June 20, 2019, since massive protests brought nearly two million people into the streets of Hong Kong at the weekend. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Hong Kong stocks rally after extradition law U-turn as Asian markets bounce

Jun 17, 2019 - 11:23 PM

Investors are also moving cautiously ahead of two huge market-moving events: the Federal Reserve policy meeting and the G20 summit next week

EXTRADITION BILL. A protester marches with a placard during a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 9, 2019. File photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Beijing says will 'firmly support' Hong Kong leader Lam

Jun 17, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang says the protests are 'not in line with the mainstream public opinion in Hong Kong'

MORE PROTESTS. Protesters gather again to rally outside the Legislative Council government offices against a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong on June 17, 2019. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Protesters control key roads after historic Hong Kong rally

Jun 17, 2019 - 10:17 AM

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

HONG KONG PROTESTS. Police arrive to negotiate with protesters to clear a road in Hong Kong early on June 17, 2019. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Hong Kong leader apologizes as record rally chokes city

Jun 16, 2019 - 9:24 PM

(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'

Thousands of protesters dressed in black take part in a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 16, 2019. - Hundreds of thousands of protesters choked Hong Kong's streets for a second straight on June 16 in a defiant rebuke of a reviled extradition law, piling pressure on the city's embattled pro-Beijing leader despite a weekend climbdown. (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP)

China stays quiet as Hong Kong protests against extradition bill

Jun 16, 2019 - 8:13 PM

(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'

Police stand guard as protesters display placards during a demonstration against a controversial extradition law proposal near the government headquarters in Hong Kong on June 14, 2019. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP)

Leaderless and livid: The youngsters on Hong Kong front lines

Jun 16, 2019 - 1:28 PM

'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

YOUNG PROTESTERS. Hong Kong's tech-savvy protesters are going digitally dark as they try to avoid surveillance and potential future prosecutions, disabling location tracking on their phones, buying train tickets with cash and purging their social media conversations. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

High points of Hong Kong's huge protests

Jun 15, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The protests over the controversial extradition bill is Hong Kong's worst political violence since 1997

Protesters block roads with barricades during clashes with police after a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 10, 2019. - Hong Kong witnessed its largest street protest in at least 15 years on June 9 as crowds massed against plans to allow extraditions to China, a proposal that has sparked a major backlash against the city's pro-Beijing leadership. (Photo by ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP)

Calm before another storm as Hong Kong protesters brace for weekend rally

Jun 14, 2019 - 4:55 PM

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

PROTEST. Police stand guard as protesters display placards during a demonstration against a controversial extradition law proposal near the government headquarters in Hong Kong on June 14, 2019. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Surveillance-savvy Hong Kong protesters go digitally dark

Jun 14, 2019 - 8:19 AM

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 take a rest the night after a protest against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 12, 2019. Violent clashes broke out in Hong Kong on June 12 as police tried to stop protesters storming the city's parliament, while tens of thousands of people blocked key arteries in a show of strength against government plans to allow extraditions to China. HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP

Hong Kong protesters plan weekend rally after violent clashes

Jun 13, 2019 - 6:30 PM

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

MORE PROTESTS PLANNED. Protesters gather in the rain outside Government House in Hong Kong on June 13, 2019, to condemn the city's leader Carrie Lam for suppressing demonstrations. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Hong Kong police face mounting brutality claims after clashes

Jun 13, 2019 - 3:53 PM

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

HONG KONG POLICE. Police officers dissolve the barricades placed by demonstrators in Hong Kong on June 13, 2019. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Pressure grows on Hong Kong over extradition bill

Jun 13, 2019 - 11:48 AM

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'

Demonstrators occupy a street the night after a protest against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 12, 2019. Violent clashes broke out in Hong Kong on June 12 as police tried to stop protesters storming the city's parliament, while tens of thousands of people blocked key arteries in a show of strength against government plans to allow extraditions to China. HECTOR RETAMAL / AF

Hong Kong stocks tumble as city hit by protests

Jun 12, 2019 - 10:20 PM

Banks listed on Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index take a hit, with some announcing the closure of branches near protest areas

(L-R) The flags of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, China and Hong Kong are seen flapping in the wind on May 6, 2019. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)

China extradition clashes plunge Hong Kong into historic violence

Jun 12, 2019 - 12:14 PM

(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

PARLYZED. Protesters block roads during a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on June 12, 2019. Photo by Dale de la Rey/AFP

Protesters gather in Hong Kong ahead of extradition bill debate

Jun 12, 2019 - 8:41 AM

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

Posters that read “No China Extradition” are displayed as people gather outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong late on June 11, 2019, two days after the city witnessed its largest street protest in at least 15 years as crowds massed against plans to allow extraditions to China.  Anthony WALLACE / AFP