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HK protest leader on hunger strike

Hong Kong Democracy Protest

A prominent Hong Kong teen protest leader said Monday he’s going on a hunger strike after a failed attempt by pro-democracy activists to step up their flagging movement for democratic reforms by surrounding government headquarters.

Posted: December 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Tensions high in Hong Kong after night of clashes

Hong Kong Democracy Protests

Police unleashed pepper spray and baton charges at students who tried to storm Hong Kong’s government headquarters early Monday, as tensions soared in the third month of pro-democracy protests.

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

HK leader reopens talks offer after police brutality video

HK police

Hong Kong’s embattled leader made a dramatic u-turn Thursday reopening his offer of talks with student protesters a week after the government abruptly pulled out of discussions aimed at ending more than a fortnight of mass democracy rallies.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Umbrellas, yellow ribbons mark HK protests

‘LET A THOUSAND UMBRELLAS BLOOM’  A prodemocracy demonstrator gestures  in front of a police line near the Hong Kong government headquarters. Police fired tear gas as tens of thousands of prodemocracy demonstrators brought parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill on Sunday in a dramatic escalation of protests that have gripped the semi-autonomous Chinese city for days.  AFP

For six days, umbrellas, yellow ribbons, cartoon takedowns of politicians and song lyrics have been festooned across a city whose streets have been cleared of traffic to make way for a new wave of political protest.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hong Kong protesters cancel talks after scuffles

SCUFFLES AT SHOPPING DISTRICT A prodemocracy protester is hauled away by police as scuffles broke out  in a shopping district in Hong Kong on Friday. Supporters of Chinese rule stormed tents and  ripped down banners belonging to prodemocracy protesters. Protesters earlier welcomed an overnight offer of talks by the territory’s leader to defuse the crisis.  AP

Pro-democracy protesters called off planned talks with the government on political reforms Friday after mobs tried to drive them from the streets where they have held a weeklong, largely peaceful demonstration.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »