Hong Kong, Hong Kong Protests

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Protests

Hong Kong cleans up after latest violence ahead of Oct 1 anniversary

Hong Kong cleans up after latest violence ahead of Oct 1 anniversary

23/9/2019 8:17:00 AM

Hong Kong cleans up after latest violence ahead of Oct 1 anniversary

Hong Kong cleaned up on Monday and resumed train services after a weekend of sometimes violent protests that saw pro-democracy activists vandalise ...

on Sunday, chanting:"Fight for freedom" and"Liberate Hong Kong."Activists trampled on a Chinese flag near the train station and rounded on a man they believed had opposed them. Protesters also smashed video cameras and ticket booths in the station.

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Some started to trash fittings at the entrance of the mall. The protesters then spilled outside where they set fire to barricades made of cardboard, broken palm trees and other debris.A barricade on fire set by anti-government protesters is pictured during a demonstration in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, China Sep 22, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Jorge Silva)

Police officers detain an anti-government protester in Sha Tin, Hong Kong, China September 22, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Aly Song)MTR said on Monday train services had returned to normal.The former British colony is on edge ahead of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic on Oct 1, with authorities eager to avoid scenes that could embarrass the central government in Beijing.

The Hong Kong government has already called off a big fireworks display to mark the day in case of further clashes.China, which has a People's Liberation Army garrison in Hong Kong, has said it has faith in Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to solve the crisis.

Demonstrators are frustrated at what they see as Beijing's tightening grip over the Asian financial hub, which returned to China in 1997 under a"one country, two systems" formula intended to guarantee freedoms that are not enjoyed on the mainland.

China says it is committed to the"one country, two systems" arrangement and denies interfering.Hong Kong also marks the fifth anniversary this weekend of the start of the"Umbrella Movement" pro-democracy protests that failed to wrestle concessions from Beijing.

Anti-government protesters, many masked and wearing black, have caused havoc since June, throwing petrol bombs at police, trashing metro stations, blocking airport roads and lighting street fires. Read more: CNA »

Hong Kong cleans up after latest violence ahead of Oct 1 anniversary HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Hong Kong cleaned up on Monday (Sept 23) and resumed train services after a weekend of sometimes violent protests that saw pro-democracy activists vandalise a railway station and shopping mall.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Hong Kong cleans up after latest violence ahead of Oct 1 anniversary HONG KONGHong Kong cleaned up on Monday (Sept 23) and resumed train services after a weekend of sometimes violent protests that saw pro-democracy activists vandalise a railway station and shopping mall. HongKong HongKongProstests HongKongProtester antiELAB antiELABhk antiextraditionbillprotest

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Two 13-year-olds arrested over Hong Kong protests HONG KONGHong Kong police arrested two 13-year-olds on the fringes of anti-government demonstrations over the weekend, including a girl accused of burning a Chinese national flag, authorities said Sunday (Sept 22).

Two 13-year-olds arrested over Hong Kong weekend protests HONG KONG (NYTIMES) - Hong Kong police arrested two 13-year-olds on the fringes of anti-government demonstrations over the weekend, including a girl accused of burning a Chinese national flag, authorities said on Sunday (Sept 22).. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Teenage boy and girl, both 13, among youngest arrested on Saturday night amid Hong Kong protestsA teenage boy and girl, both 13, were among the youngest people arrested on Saturday night amid the 16th straight weekend of anti-government protests rocking Hong Kong .The boy, identified by his surname Kong, was arrested in Tseung Kwan O for “possession of offensive weapons” after police found a laser