» 09/27/2014, 00.00
HONG KONG – CHINA
Hong Kong police arrest 50 students
The student class boycott has culminated in clashes with security forces. Young people react peacefully, shouting: "No fear for civil disobedience". The authorities deny bail to one of the student leaders.
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.
03/10/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong protest on hold as talks between students and government set to start
After chief executive refuses to resign, protesters wait for meeting with Hong Kong chief secretary Carrie Lam. Decisions made in Beijing "cannot change," Catholic source says. However, meeting will "allow both sides to save face."
01/12/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy: clashes between police and demonstrators near government offices
The police attack with water cannons, pepper spray, batons; students hurl bricks and bottles. At least 40 arrests. According to members of the government, the occupations are the cause of the fall of the stock market and the economic slowdown. Visas refused to British parliamentarians, interested in checking the Joint Declaration.
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.
07/10/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Card Zen stands with Hong Kong students, united for democracy, "until we are either dispersed or arrested"
Tonight, the cardinal will spend the night with the students demonstrating in Admiralty. The talks proposed by the government are a trick to divide the pro-democracy movement. It would be better to pull back now after scoring two victories, namely getting people to demonstrate en masse for democracy, and forcing Beijing to show its true face. Interview with Hong Kong's bishop emeritus, a great champion of democracy and religious freedom.
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