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Police defend handling of protests in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy protesters sit on a road as they face-off with local police, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in Hong Kong.  AP

Hong Kong’s police on Monday defended their use of tear gas and other tactics to control protests that have paralyzed the city’s financial district, appealing to the thousands gathered to demand more democracy to stop the unprecedented mass act of civil disobedience for the sake of safety and stability.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hong Kong riot police ‘withdrawn’ from protests – gov’t

Hong Kong Democracy Protest

Hong Kong’s authorities announced Monday they were withdrawing riot police from the streets of the protest-wracked city in a major concession to pro-democracy demonstrators.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Hong Kong protesters ‘doomed’ – China media; Instagram blocked

Protesters gather at a main road in the financial central district after riot police use tear gas against them after thousands of people blocked the road in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators are “doomed,” Chinese state media said Monday as Beijing moved to wipe social media coverage of the mass protests and blocked photo-sharing service Instagram.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Democracy Protest

Pro-democracy protests expanded in Hong Kong on Monday, a day after demonstrators upset over Beijing’s decision to limit political reforms defied onslaughts of tear gas and appeals from Hong Kong’s top leader to go home.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Protests disrupt Hong Kong travel and businesses

Hong Kong Democracy Protest

Pro-democracy protests brought widespread travel chaos to Hong Kong Monday with many schools and businesses shuttered but the city’s stock exchange said it would operate as usual.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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