A Hong Kong teenager who was fired upon by police at an anti-ELAB (Extradition Law Amendment Bill) protest earlier this week has been charged with rioting and assaulting an officer.
Tsang Chi-kin, 18, was reportedly shot point-blank in the chest at a demonstration that escalated in Tsuen Wan around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, China’s National Day.
Chinese netizens are furious at Amazon after discovering T-shirts supporting the Hong Kong protests being sold on its website.
The items, which have gone viral on Weibo, feature slogans such as “Free Hong Kong” and “Make Hong Kong Free Again.”
A number of Hong Kong protesters have apologized to travelers for holding demonstrations at the Hong Kong International Airport, which ultimately led to the suspension of all departure flights for two consecutive days earlier this week.
Activists occupied the terminal building of the airport on Monday and Tuesday, blocking outbound passengers from advancing to security and immigration checkpoints.
News regarding China’s anti-extradition protests has recently become trending topics on Chinese social media such as Weibo.
News and posts on the protests were previously impossible to find on Chinese social media platforms.
Commonly known as tear gas, the lachrymatory agent is a type of chemical weapon prohibited by various international treaties for use in warfare due to its harmful effects, such as severe eye and respiratory pain, skin irritation, bleeding and even blindness.
Despite its damaging effects, however, tear gas somehow became an accepted tool against the civilian population for “riot control.” As the term “riot” can be loosely interpreted by any establishment to mean any form of civilian assembly, tear gas has been actively used to quell civilian protests and demonstrations worldwide.
As protests in Hong Kong enter their ninth week, clashes between activists, the police, and pro-Beijing supporters have become increasingly frequent.
Police should be aware by now of what they face when protesters leave at the first opportunity and they are left facing verbal abuse from locals
Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Chun-ying Leung (aka CY Leung) may have been retired for several years now but he is still closely monitoring the recent developments in the troubled city-state.
When news emerged that some protesters threw a Chinese flag into the sea on Saturday, he was among the first to condemn the act on social media.
A South Korean restaurant worker and a Filipino Disneyland employee, were among those arrested in Hong Kong recently, in what could be the first cases of foreigners being detained in relation to the ongoing mass protests.
Hong Kong police apprehended the two foreigners during a clearing operation of extradition bill protesters in Mong Kok on Saturday night. They were among 24 men and five women arrested for unlawful assembly, South China Morning Post reports.
A female student from Hong Kong was shoved to the ground while trying to break up a fight between other students who had been arguing over “respecting China” in relation to the city’s now-“dead” extradition bill.
The fight, which was caught on video, took place in a food court at the University of Auckland in New Zealand on Monday.
Amid the growing social tensions in Hong Kong, a pro-Beijing political party has suggested offering cash handouts to residents, claiming that this would “certainly help people feel happier.”
Quickly pointing out that the plan had nothing to do with the upcoming elections, New People’s Party chair Regina Ip floated the idea of giving 8,000 Hong Kong Dollars ($1,000) to residents during a press conference on Tuesday. This is coming at a time where the city is plagued with protests over the contentious proposed Chinese extradition bill and recent violent attacks by alleged pro-Beijing “triads.”