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
Five men accused of attacking protesters and commuters at a Hong Kong metro station in 2019 have been convicted of rioting and wounding offences, while a sixth defendant was cleared of wrongdoing during a landmark outbreak of violence during that year’s anti-government protests. Anthony Chau, senior assistant director of public prosecutions, told the District Court during trial that […]
Some 170 pro-democracy district councillors may be forced out of office under a new Hong Kong law requiring councillors to swear an oath of allegiance to the government, according to media reports, in what would be another major setback for the embattled opposition. The higher-level Legislative Council, which is dominated by pro-government lawmakers, passed an […]