chief executive leung chun-ying
'We Are Just Stuck at This Moment': Weariness Mounts for Hong Kong Protesters Ahead of Planned Clearing
City authorities are preparing to clear sections of the protest zones and remove roadblocks that have enclosed demonstration areas for more than seven weeks.
While Protesters and Officials Talk, Hong Kong's Leader Believes the City Is Too Poor for Direct Elections
Students mounted a constitutional critique of the government's acceptance of a plan limiting democracy a day after the city's leader insisted poor voters would dominate free elections.
Protesters reclaimed occupation zones and established new barricades in Mong Kok after riot police tried and failed to disperse the crowds.
Clearance operations in encampments have raised tensions between protesters and police over the past week, with demonstrators erecting obstacles and retaking areas whenever possible.
The students who have sustained Hong Kong's protest movement are praised for their conduct, but haven't been as successful winning over older generations at home.
Student leaders had vowed to occupy government buildings if CY Leung did not resign by midnight, but the embattled official reaffirmed his determination to remain in power.
Protesters are still streaming into the streets of Hong Kong in the city's largest mass demonstration in years, posing the biggest challenge to Beijing since Tiananmen.