Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy MovementThe News Lens Feature
At the end of the 2014 Umbrella Movement, Hongkongers promised they will be back. In June 2019, Hong Kong mobilized one-third of the population to protest against the government's extradition bill. The News Lens is covering the ongoing movement and rallies in collaboration with our Hong Kong-based team.
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Historically, Hong Kong police have responded to riots with a paramilitary mentality. The trust that was rebuilt between the police and the public since 1967 is destroyed again in the recent anti-extradition movement.
Hong Kong executive leader Carrie Lam announced a complete withdrawal of the much debated extradition bill, but left four out of the five protester demands unanswered.
Hong Kong protesters were trapped in the airport highway on Sep 1 and hundreds of private vehicles came to their rescue in a 'Dunkirk' fashion.
In the ongoing pro-democracy protest, students in Hong Kong are boycotting the first day of class with support from school teachers.
Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow were arrested today, facing possible charges. A few other protest organizers were attacked in various locations in the past 30 hours.
The CIA would have to cut corners to pay for the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.
Twitter clamps down on spam and fake accounts originated from China that are aimed at spreading disinformation on the protests in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong's special trading status with the U.S. serves as a bridge between China and the rest of the world. Will China lose Hong Kong's status to the ongoing protests?
After a night of clashes at the Hong Kong airport, the court and the airport authority have issued measures to restrict future protests.
Hong Kong protesters took over the international airport to express their anger over police violence.