Protests erupted in June 2019 over a since-axed extradition bill. They escalated into sometimes violent displays of dissent against police behaviour, amid calls for democracy and anger over Beijing’s encroachment. Demonstrators demanded an independent probe into police conduct, amnesty for those arrested and a halt to the characterisation of protests as “riots.”
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The pro-democracy political party, which was established in 2006 as the city debated how its leaders might be elected, voted to dissolve on Saturday, marking a further blow to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement.
13 Hongkongers convicted of rioting over 2019 protests, including one who said he was a photojournalist
All 13 defendants were among 213 people arrested as police dispersed crowds that had attempted to reach Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which was at the time occupied by pro-democracy protesters and encircled by police.
Hong Kong charges man with rioting almost 4 years after 2019 protest
The June 12, 2019 protest outside the government headquarters in Admiralty marked the beginning of the months-long unrest over a controversial extradition bill.