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.
LATEST NEWS & VIEWS ON THE 2019 PROTEST MOVEMENT
Hong Kong’s security chief has said the city’s police force has no current plans to stop officers from using chokeholds when arresting people. It came amid a worldwide controversy over such practices following the death of African-American man George Floyd in US police custody in May. Lawmaker Eddie Chu submitted questions regarding two Hongkongers who […]
No-one in Hong Kong schools should ‘hold any activities to express their political stance,’ says education chief, as protest song banned
Hong Kong Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung has said that no one in schools should “hold any activities to express their political stance,” and schools must not allow students to play, sing or broadcast the protest song Glory to Hong Kong on campuses. In a written reply to lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen’s questions regarding students’ freedom […]