Protests erupted in June 2019 across Hong Kong over a now-axed extradition bill. They escalated into sometimes violent displays of dissent against police behaviour, amid calls for democracy and anger over Beijing’s encroachment.
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Covid-19: Hong Kong to extend social distancing measures to National Day amid online calls for protest
Hong Kong’ government is to extend the current coronavirus social distancing measures until China’s National Day on October 1, amid online calls for a protest march on that day. Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Tuesday the Covid-19 pandemic in Hong Kong has eased gradually after a third wave of infections in July. But she said […]
Protest anthem ‘Glory to Hong Kong’ will survive despite tough new security law and ban in schools, composer says
Glory to Hong Kong – a song which won fame worldwide as the anthem of the city’s pro-democracy protest movement – is one year old. And its composer believes it will always resonate with Hongkongers, despite an outright ban in schools following the enactment of a sweeping national security law. On September 8 last year, […]