» 09/26/2014, 00.00
HONG KONG - CHINA
High school students join Occupy protest, demand democracy for Hong Kong
More than a thousand teenagers join protest organised by university students and pro-democracy movement. They walk down Tim Mei Avenue to ask mainland China to show respect for Hong Kong's autonomy. Local police warns against unauthorised demonstrations.
29/09/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong protests: police violence "a boomerang against the government"
A Catholic source in the city tells AsiaNews that "police behaviour shocked people". Increasingly, Hongkongers want democracy. "Now the only way out is for Leung to resign" and open channels of communication." Protest turnout is increasing. Kowloon Peninsula is blocked.
30/09/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong Chief Executive calls for immediate end to protests. Occupy Central calls for his resignation
Day three of Occupy Central. Sit-ins extend to Yau Ma Tei and Des Voeux Road. Schools are still closed; 37 banks are closed. There is growing solidarity among population towards the demonstrators. Yesterday evening, tens of thousands of people were in the street. Last night in Mong Kok, a speeding car tried to crash into some of the demonstrators. Many commuters accept transport difficulties because they share the ideals of democracy. "Proud" to be Hong Kongers.
04/09/2012 HONG KONG - CHINA
Protests and strike against the start of 'patriotic' education
Yesterday, the six schools chosen to test the new course responded with a boycott. Catholic schools are leading the fight. The admiralty is still occupied by students. So long as the government does not listen, "We will sit out here and more should join us," they say.
02/12/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central leaders to surrender to police, Card Zen to join them
It is unclear whether police will take them into custody or let them go. Occupy leaders call on students to stop their sit-ins and, to pre-empt frustrations and violent, urge them to develop alternative ways to continue the struggle. As the University Student Federation pledges to escalate protests, Scholarism's young leader Joshua Wong goes on a hunger strike.
07/12/2007 HONG KONG – CHINA
Students protest, blow whistle at Beijing’s friend Tung Chee-hwa
Hong Kong’ Chinese University honours former chief executive with an award but students and pro-democracy activists protest. In 2003 half million people took to the streets. Protests forced him to resign in 2005 for failing to implement full universal suffrage and trying to give Beijing greater leeway in the territory’s internal affairs.
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