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Hong Kong police storm university held by protesters

Nov. 17, 2019 8:09 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police breached a Hong Kong university campus held by protesters early Monday after an all-night siege that included firing repeated barrages of tear gas and water cannons. Anti-government protesters have barricaded themselves inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University for days. Police...

The Latest: Tear gas drives back protesters trying to leave

Nov. 17, 2019 7:53 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 8:50 a.m. Police used tear gas to drive back dozens of protesters who were trying to leave a university campus that they have occupied for days. Protesters streamed out of the campus Monday morning after the president of Hong Kong...

The Latest: Some exchange students urged to leave Hong Kong

Nov. 13, 2019 12:19 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the Hong Kong protests (all times local): 7 p.m. Several Nordic students at Hong Kong Baptist University are being moved because anti-government demonstrators are on the school grounds. Student Elina Neverdal Hjoennevaag told Norwegian broadcaster NRK on Wednesday that they...

As Hong Kong descends into chaos, China mulls its options

Nov. 13, 2019 4:19 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A sharp escalation of violence in Hong Kong is once again raising the question of how China's central government will respond: Will it intervene, or allow the chaos to persist? The Liaison Office, which represents mainland authorities in Hong Kong, said Wednesday that actions in the...

Tear gas and fires: Hong Kong protests from morning to night

Nov. 12, 2019 11:19 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong battled police on multiple fronts Tuesday, from major disruptions during the morning rush hour to a late-night standoff at a prominent university, as the 5-month-old anti-government movement takes an increasingly violent turn. Gasoline bombs and fires lit up the...

Hong Kong police shoot protester, man set on fire

Nov. 11, 2019 4:02 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Following a day of violence in which one person was shot by police and another set on fire, Hong Kong's leader pledged Monday to "spare no effort" to halt anti-government protests that have wracked the city for more than five months. The comments by Carrie Lam are likely to fuel...

Hong Kong leader says she has Xi's backing to tackle unrest

Nov. 5, 2019 9:37 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that she has received the backing of Chinese President Xi Jinping in her handling of five months of anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, as hundreds of masked demonstrators took to the streets again. Xi and...

Attacker bites politician's ear, others slashed in Hong Kong

Nov. 3, 2019 9:30 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A knife-wielding man slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong on Sunday, as riot police stormed several malls to thwart protesters who have been demanding government reforms for nearly five months. The bloody attack erupted outside one...

China vows bolstered legal measures over Hong Kong protests

Nov. 1, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China vowed Friday to prevent foreign powers from interfering in Hong Kong's affairs and carrying out acts of "separatism, subversion, infiltration and sabotage." The latest broadside against alleged foreign backing of anti-government protesters came from a top-ranking member of China's...

Hong Kong protesters, police in Halloween standoff

Oct. 31, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Police and protesters engaged in a standoff in Hong Kong's nightlife district on Thursday after pro-democracy demonstrators urged people to celebrate Halloween by wearing masks in defiance of a government ban on face coverings. Riot police pushed people back slowly from the Lan Kwai Fong...