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Hong Kong arrests men with gang links over mob attack

Jul. 23, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police say they've arrested six men, some with links to triad gangs, following a violent attack on pro-democracy protesters at a subway station over the weekend that saw dozens injured. Senior police official Chan Tin-chu said the men, aged 24-54, were held for "unlawful...

Hong Kong crisis escalates after mob attack on protesters

Jul. 22, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — An overnight attack by white-clad assailants apparently targeting pro-democracy protesters raised tensions to new levels in Hong Kong on Monday as China harshly criticized the weekend demonstration, saying "central authority cannot be challenged." The Chinese rebuke came after its Hong...

The Latest: Trump: China's leader acting 'very responsibly'

Jul. 22, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 2:40 a.m. President Donald Trump says he thinks China's Xi Jinping has acted "very responsibly" in allowing extended protests to play out in Hong Kong. Trump was asked Monday about China's handling of the protests and said that "China...

Clashes involving Hong Kong's protest movement grow violent

Jul. 21, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Clashes involving Hong Kong's protest movement escalated violently late Sunday as police launched tear gas at protesters who didn't disband after a massive march and subway riders were attacked by masked assailants who appeared to target the pro-democracy demonstrators. The firing of tear...

Hong Kong police seize explosives as rival camps rally

Jul. 20, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong discovered a stash of a powerful homemade explosive as the semi-autonomous Chinese city readied for another major pro-democracy protest on Sunday following a pro-Beijing rally that attracted thousands. Police said they found about 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of TATP and...

Hong Kong protesters use signals, Post-its to hone skills

Jul. 19, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's youth are no rookies when it comes to protests. The city's young activists have fine-tuned their strategies since Occupy Central in 2014, a months-long pro-democracy demonstration that ended without tangible victories. Using a range of new tactics, they have helped rally...

Hong Kong elders march in support of young demonstrators

Jul. 17, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong senior citizens, including a popular actress, marched Wednesday in a show of support for youths at the forefront of monthlong protests against a contentious extradition bill in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The seniors also slammed the police for their...

Hong Kong protests expand to oppose China, with no end near

Jul. 16, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Colin Wong has come to know the sting of pepper spray well. After more than a month of demonstrations in Hong Kong's sweltering heat, memories of the burning sensation are a constant reminder of what protesters call an excessive use of force by police. Each time he felt the now-familiar...

Hong Kong leader thanks police after clashes with 'rioters'

Jul. 15, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam thanked police on Monday after violent scuffles erupted between law enforcement officers and protesters demanding her resignation. A demonstration Sunday in Hong Kong's Sha Tin district was peaceful for most of the day, but fights broke out when police started...

Hong Kong police fight with protesters amid rising tensions

Jul. 14, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong fought with protesters on Sunday as they broke up a demonstration by thousands of people demanding the resignation of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's chief executive and an investigation into complaints of police violence. The protest in the northern district of...