Hong Kong’s legal sector staged a rare protest against the city’s controversial extradition bill on Thursday. Clad in black, several thousand lawyers gathered at Central’s Court of Final Appeal before marching in silence to government headquarters in Admiralty. Legal sector lawmaker Dennis Kwok said the protest – the legal sector’s fifth demonstration since the 1997 Handover – was the largest one yet. He said he estimated that 2,500 to 3,000 lawyers participated. Read the full story.

Photo: Dan Garrett/HKFP.
Photo: InMedia.hk.
Photo: Dan Garrett/HKFP.
Photo: Dan Garrett/HKFP.
Photo: Civic Party.
Michael Vidler (right). Photo: Dan Garrett/HKFP.
Photo: Dan Garrett/HKFP.
Photo: Dan Garrett/HKFP.
Martin Lee (centre). Photo: InMedia.hk.
Alan Leong (centre). Photo: Dan Garrett/HKFP.
Photo: InMedia.hk.
Photo: Dan Garrett/HKFP.
Photo: Dan Garrett/HKFP.
Photo: Dan Garrett/HKFP.
Photo: Kris Cheng/HKFP.
Photo: Civic Party.
Photo: Civic Party.
Photo: Civic Party.

Hong Kong’s psychedelic disco rock superstars Shumking Mansion will play this year’s Hong Kong Free Press 2019 fundraising party at the Hive Spring in Wong Chuk Hang. Tickets are available now for a minimum donation of just HK$50 in advance (free for HKFP monthly donors).

Latest

Hong Kong Free Press

Hong Kong Free Press is a new, non-profit, English-language news source seeking to unite critical voices on local and national affairs. Free of charge and completely independent, HKFP arrives amid rising concerns over declining press freedom in Hong Kong and during an important time in the city’s constitutional development.