Massive turnout of about 1.7 million for march in latest Hong Kong protest

Massive turnout of about 1.7 million for march in latest Hong Kong protest

Hong Kong's streets turned into rivers of umbrellas as hundreds of thousands of people marched through heavy rain down a major road. Organisers said at least 1.7 million participated.

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Tens of thousands flood Hong Kong park in latest protest

Tens of thousands flood Hong Kong park in latest protest

Organisers hope the demonstrations will remain peaceful.

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China condemns US politicians’ support for Hong Kong protests

China condemns US politicians’ support for Hong Kong protests

A spokesman for China’s ceremonial legislature has condemned US politicians’ support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement as “a gross violation of the spirit of the rule of law”.

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Hong Kong riot police deployed to chase down protesters

Hong Kong riot police deployed to chase down protesters

Hong Kong police have previously held similar operations in which they fired tear gas.

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Hong Kong teachers’ rally kicks off another weekend of protests

Hong Kong teachers’ rally kicks off another weekend of protests

Teachers say they want to show their support for the protesters, many of whom are students.

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Cathay Pacific boss resigns after staff take part in Hong Kong protests

Cathay Pacific boss resigns after staff take part in Hong Kong protests

The airline said Rupert Hogg resigned on Friday ‘to take responsibility’ following ‘recent events’.

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China’s paramilitary police rehearse crowd control in city close to Hong Kong

China’s paramilitary police rehearse crowd control in city close to Hong Kong

The exercises in Shenzhen are being interpreted as a threat to protesters.

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Hong Kong business elite drops €26bn amid protests

Hong Kong’s corporate elite have come off the sidelines to oppose the violent protests that have disrupted businesses in the city and slashed billions of dollars off their market value.

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China hinting at Tiananmen-style crackdown in Hong Kong

China hinting at Tiananmen-style crackdown in Hong Kong

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, died in the student protests of 1989, but a similar use of violence in what is one of the world’s key financial centres would backfire horrendously, writes Minxin Pei

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Hong Kong protests: Police ‘unaware’ of any plans for arrival of Chinese forces

Hong Kong protests: Police ‘unaware’ of any plans for arrival of Chinese forces

Pro-democracy demos which began in early June have paralysed parts of the territory.

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Hong Kong Umbrella Movement leader released on bail

Hong Kong Umbrella Movement leader released on bail

Benny Taiwan was sentenced to 16 months as one of nine leaders of a 2014 drive for universal suffrage.

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What are the ongoing protests in Hong Kong about?

What are the ongoing protests in Hong Kong about?

Why are authorities in Hong Kong clashing with pro-democracy campaigners?

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Tear gas fired in new Hong Kong protest as police vow 'to bring all culprits to justice'

Tear gas fired in new Hong Kong protest as police vow 'to bring all culprits to justice'

Hong Kong police have used tear gas to disperse protesters outside a police station, hours after flights resumed at the city’s airport following two days of disruption that descended into clashes between demonstrators and officers.

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Newspaper of ruling Communist party calls for 'sword of the law' to restore order in Hong Kong

Newspaper of ruling Communist party calls for 'sword of the law' to restore order in Hong Kong

Flights have resumed at Hong Kong’s airport after two days of disruption marked by outbursts of violence that highlight the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

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Flights resume after violent clashes at Hong Kong airport

Flights resume after violent clashes at Hong Kong airport

The airport disruptions escalated a summer of demonstrations aimed at what some Hong Kongers see as an increasing erosion of promised freedoms.

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Hong Kong shares tumble

Hong Kong shares tumble

Hong Kong’s stocks fell for a third day on deepening concerns about the economic fallout from weeks of anti-government demonstrations that show no sign of easing.

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As Hong Kong simmers, Britain fears the China syndrome

As Hong Kong simmers, Britain fears the China syndrome

London faces a high stakes diplomatic balancing act going forward given its desire to form closer post-Brexit economic ties with Beijing, writes Andrew Hammond

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Prospect of violence is all too real

Prospect of violence is all too real

It is not necessary to have graduated from a school, or indeed a family, that advanced the view that Albion is always perfidious to recognise that the negative legacy of the British Empire remains a real and destructive force in today’s world. The evidence is unfortunately widespread and persistent.

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Watch: Violent clashes at Hong Kong Airport as paramilitary police assemble just across border

Watch: Violent clashes at Hong Kong Airport as paramilitary police assemble just across border

Protesters forced more flight cancellations as the authorities warned that the situation could not continue.

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International performers cancel scheduled appearances in Hong Kong

International performers cancel scheduled appearances in Hong Kong

Some cited security concerns amid a stand-off between demonstrators and the authorities.

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In Pictures: Protesters stand their ground in Hong Kong amid warnings

In Pictures: Protesters stand their ground in Hong Kong amid warnings

The city’s leader Carrie Lam says the city is on the path of no return while Beijing has warned of impending action.

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Update: Hong Kong airport cancels all flights after protestors' blockade

Update: Hong Kong airport cancels all flights after protestors' blockade

Flights have resumed at the city’s airport after protesters forced the closure of the main terminal.

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Leader of Hong Kong defends police actions after call for ‘brutality’ inquiry

Leader of Hong Kong defends police actions after call for ‘brutality’ inquiry

Around 200 flights were cancelled at the airport on Monday.

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Businesses distance themselves from Hong Kong protests in bid to woo China

Businesses distance themselves from Hong Kong protests in bid to woo China

Cathay Pacific Airways staff have been warned they could be sacked while some fashion houses have apologised to Beijing.

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China claims Hong Kong protests 'beginning to show the sprouts of terrorism' as flights are cancelled

China claims Hong Kong protests 'beginning to show the sprouts of terrorism' as flights are cancelled

Beijing has issued a statement saying that the protests are ‘beginning to show the sprouts of terrorism’.

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Cathay Pacific staff warned of ‘disciplinary consequences’ of Hong Kong protests

Cathay Pacific staff warned of ‘disciplinary consequences’ of Hong Kong protests

The group’s boss made the warning before pro-democracy demonstrated occupied the air terminal.

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Hong Kong airport cancels flights over protest

Hong Kong airport cancels flights over protest

Hong Kong’s airport has cancelled all remaining flights for the day after thousands of pro-democracy protesters crowded into the main terminal.

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Hong Kong police in water cannon display as protests continue

Hong Kong police in water cannon display as protests continue

Amnesty International warned the use of cannon could lead to serious injury.

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Tear gas fired as Hong Kong protests enter their ninth week

Tear gas fired as Hong Kong protests enter their ninth week

Police have fired tear gas to try to disperse a demonstration in Hong Kong as protesters took over streets in three parts of the Asian financial capital, blocking traffic and setting up another night of likely showdowns with riot officers.

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Tear gas fired as Hong Kong protests continue

Tear gas fired as Hong Kong protests continue

Hong Kong has seen nine weeks of rallies with no end in sight.

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No end in sight for Hong Kong protests as further rallies staged

No end in sight for Hong Kong protests as further rallies staged

Recent demonstrations have often ended in violence.

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protesters defy ban

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protesters defy ban

The incident came during a standoff at a railway station in Tai Wai in the northern region of New Territories.

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Hong Kong protesters march in defiance of police ban

Hong Kong protesters march in defiance of police ban

Hong Kong is in its ninth week of demonstrations.

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Democracy activists begin three-day protest at Hong Kong airport

Democracy activists begin three-day protest at Hong Kong airport

Pro-democracy activists are demonstrating at Hong Kong airport even as the city sought to reassure visitors of their welcome despite increasing levels of violence surrounding the two-month-old protest movement.

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Cathay bookings hit by protests

Cathay bookings hit by protests

Cathay Pacific Airways is facing a decline in forward bookings for travel to Hong Kong “in the region of double digits” due to widespread protests in the Asian financial centre, a senior company executive said.

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Hong Kong protest movement: Worrying warnings from China

Hong Kong protest movement: Worrying warnings from China

Australia’s government has joined Ireland, Britain and Japan in putting out a Hong Kong travel warning.

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China warns Hong Kong faces biggest crisis since 1997 handover

China warns Hong Kong faces biggest crisis since 1997 handover

The central government in Beijing is ‘highly concerned’ over recent demonstrations, and is considering further action.

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China warns Hong Kong protesters ‘those who play with fire will perish by it’

China warns Hong Kong protesters ‘those who play with fire will perish by it’

China so far has not visibly intervened in the ongoing pro-democracy protests.

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China warns Hong Kong protesters that punishment is ‘only a matter of time’

China warns Hong Kong protesters that punishment is ‘only a matter of time’

Beijing officials have signalled a strong line will be taken.

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Protest as an agent of change - Real change comes with real sacrifice

Protest as an agent of change - Real change comes with real sacrifice

It is nearly always the case that when a society, or even a section of society, take to the streets to oppose autocracy, the usual cheering from a distant, safe sideline is quickly tempered by prudent apprehension. There are too many examples of human aspiration crushed by brook-no-argument force.

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Hong Kong protesters move to shopping district after police fire tear gas

Hong Kong protesters move to shopping district after police fire tear gas

Demonstrators had earlier attacked a police station, appearing to use a home-made sling to hurl bricks and other objects at the building.

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Police station attacked by protesters in Hong Kong

Police station attacked by protesters in Hong Kong

Demonstrators appeared to use a home-made sling to hurl bricks and other objects at the building.

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Hong Kong protesters stream past designated rally endpoint

Hong Kong protesters stream past designated rally endpoint

Demonstrators have staged a rally in the Mong Kok district as part of a series of pro-democracy protests.

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Hong Kong police warn protesters against leaving designated routes

Hong Kong police warn protesters against leaving designated routes

A rally is scheduled to take place in the shopping district of Mong Kok.

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23 charged with rioting over Hong Kong protests

23 charged with rioting over Hong Kong protests

Demonstrators gathered in support of those facing the most serious charge since protests began last month.

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas in clash with protestors

Hong Kong police fire tear gas in clash with protestors

Police in the centre of Hong Kong are using tear gas to push back protesters marching against what they see as officers' excessive use of force.

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Hong Kong protesters and police set for further clashes

Hong Kong protesters and police set for further clashes

A rally has been called at a park in central Hong Kong, a day after clashes near the border with mainland China led to 11 arrests.

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Hong Kong protesters march despite police warnings

Hong Kong protesters march despite police warnings

Demonstrators moved through Yuen Long, the area where a mob attacked people in a rail station last week.

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Hong Kong protesters take their cause to airport arrivals

Hong Kong protesters take their cause to airport arrivals

Demonstrators greeted international visitors with chants of ‘There are no riots, there’s only tyranny!’

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Hong Kong protesters march in new outpouring of grievances

Hong Kong protesters march in new outpouring of grievances

Demonstrators are demanding the resignation of chief executive Carrie Lam and an investigation into police violence.

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says extradition bill is ‘dead’

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says extradition bill is ‘dead’

It is unclear if the legislation is being withdrawn as protesters have demanded.

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Arrests made by Hong Kong police over events before legislature was stormed

Arrests made by Hong Kong police over events before legislature was stormed

12 people were held over what was described as a ‘violent incident’ and six more for disrupting a public meeting.

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Chinese ambassador summoned over Hong Kong spat

Chinese ambassador summoned over Hong Kong spat

A diplomatic row has broken out between the UK and China following unrest in Hong Kong.

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Tear gas fired as protesters target Hong Kong legislative chamber

Tear gas fired as protesters target Hong Kong legislative chamber

The territory’s leader Carrie Lam condemned the “extreme use of violence and vandalism” by protesters

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Hong Kong police clear protesters from legislature building

Hong Kong police clear protesters from legislature building

Hong Kong has been hit by weeks of protests over a government attempt to change extradition laws to allow suspects to be sent to China to face trial.

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Hong Kong protesters take over legislative chamber on handover anniversary

Hong Kong protesters take over legislative chamber on handover anniversary

Damage was done to the building 22 years after the former British colony was returned to China.

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Anniversary of Hong Kong handover marked with protests

Anniversary of Hong Kong handover marked with protests

The city’s leader has been criticised for backing legislation that would have allowed suspects to be extradited to mainland China to face trial.

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Hong Kong braces for more protests on handover anniversary

Hong Kong braces for more protests on handover anniversary

Police estimated 53,000 people turned out at a rally in support of officers on Sunday.

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Hong Kong protesters reject leader’s apology and demand she quit

Hong Kong protesters reject leader’s apology and demand she quit

Carrie Lam’s plea for ‘another chance’ drew criticism.

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