The violent beating of the unarmed, handcuffed activist shocked the public when video of the incident was covered by local media last year.
After months of protests, 28 lawmakers voted against the contentious proposals while eight came out in favor. Many of the lawmakers walked out of the chamber before hand, blaming a "communication gap."
Lawmakers will begin debate and vote on proposed legislative reforms, which would see candidates for the Chief Executive position vetted by a Beijing selection committee.
This weekend, a man was jailed for getting all kinds of fucked up, borrowing his friend's special constable uniform and going "on patrol" around County Durham.
Coming soon: VICE News returned to Hong Kong near the end of 2014 to check in on protesters, and witnessed the final days of the Umbrella Movement’s pro-democracy demonstrations.
In his first policy address of 2015, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying also suggested that a revised school curriculum could help Hong Kong students regain their interest in China.
Next Media Ltd. tycoon Jimmy Lai is a champion of press freedom who has been outspokenly critical of China and supportive of the city's pro-democracy Occupy Central protests.
As Chief Secretary Carrie Lam announced a second round of public consultations, 23 Hong Kong lawmakers hoisted umbrellas and marched out of the legislative chamber.
The Chinese government has refused visas to lawmakers planning an inquiry into the pro-democracy protests in the former British colony.
'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.