hong kong protests
The election comes after protests that have seen police firing live rounds, a protester set on fire, and sieges.
Two pieces of legislation that passed the House yesterday are designed to protect Hong Kong's autonomy from China.
Former British Consulate Worker Says the Chinese Secret Police Tortured Him for Supporting Hong Kong Protests
Simon Cheng Man-kit says the secret police accused him of fomenting the protests, and that while in detention he was beaten, chained to a cross, and forced to sing the Chinese national anthem.
Hong Kong Protesters Escaped a Besieged Campus by Crawling Through Underground Tunnels and Climbing Down Overpasses
Some protesters jumped onto waiting motorbikes, which whisked them away to escape arrest.
More than 30 people handed out t-shirts and held signs outside the fan convention, following a month of political controversy.
One protester was hospitalized for internal bleeding and a bone fracture after being beaten by police.
“All Hong Kongers are afraid, but what more do we have to lose?”
“They charged me with the crime of selling illegal books. So it's obvious that if I stayed in Hong Kong, I'd be dead for sure.”
Hong Kong's Leader Finally Withdrew Her Controversial Extradition Bill. Protesters Say It's 'Too Little, Too Late.'
One prominent protest leader warns that the government will use the withdrawal as an excuse to repress protesters: "a full-scale clampdown is on the way."
“This movement is not a rebellion, it is a cry for righteousness”
“If we don't use radical ways to fight against the government, [then] the government will still see us as nothing.”
The site is backed by a pro-Beijing politician, and it's offering cash rewards for information about people who defaced Chinese flags during protests.