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A school principal, center, escorts two youths to surrender to the police at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Police tightened their siege of the university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped overnight Tuesday in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city.

100 protesters still holed up in Hong Kong university

Associated Press November 18, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — About 100 protesters remained holed up at a Hong Kong university Tuesday as a police siege of the campus entered its third day. City leader Carrie Lam said 600 people had left the...

A student hurls a molotov cocktail into a train parked inside the Chinese University MTR station in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Protesters in Hong Kong battled police on multiple fronts on Tuesday, from major disruptions during the morning rush hour to a late-night standoff at a prominent university, as the 5-month-old anti-government movement takes an increasingly violent turn.

Chinese, other students flee Hong Kong as violence worsens

Associated Press November 13, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — University students from mainland China and Taiwan are fleeing Hong Kong, while those from three Scandinavian countries have been moved or urged to leave as college campuses become the...

Participants wave flowers as they march next to a float commemorating the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China during a parade in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019.

The People’s Republic at 70

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor October 7, 2019

China celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Tuesday, even as violent clashes broke out in Hong Kong and continued over the weekend. This year’s...

Protesters throw back tear gas at police in Hong Kong, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Shouting

Protests, clashes as bid to block Hong Kong mask ban fails

Eileen Ng and John Leicester October 6, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Furiously yelling "Wearing a mask is not a crime," tens of thousands of masked protesters hit Hong Kong's rain-drenched streets Sunday in defiance of a new ban on facial coverings. Riot...

Students wear protective gear during a protest in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Hong Kong has been the scene of tense anti-government protests for nearly three months. The demonstrations began in response to a proposed extradition law and have expanded to include other grievances and demands for democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese territory.

Tens of thousands in Hong Kong boycott first day of school

Nadia Lam and Vincent Yu, Associated Press September 2, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Clad in gas masks along with their formal white school uniforms, tens of thousands of students in Hong Kong boycotted the first day of classes Monday as part of a citywide strike following...

Police try to clear protesters with tear gas outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, during the early hours of Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong swarmed into the legislature's main building Monday night, tearing down portraits of legislative leaders and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans on the walls of the main chamber as frustration over a lack of response from the administration to opposition demands boiled over.

Hong Kong police clear protesters from legislature building

Associated Press July 1, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong swarmed into the legislature's main building Monday night, tearing down portraits of legislative leaders and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans...

Turmoil in the East

Turmoil in the East

Kevin Gross October 12, 2014

Pro-Democracy riots continue in Hong Kong, raise questions of stability Long-bubbling discontent about issues of democracy in Hong Kong finally reached a boiling point, as tens of thousands of protesters...

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