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Hong Kong leader declares Occupy protest 'over' as last site cleared

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's leader declared an end to more than 11 weeks of sit-in protests by pro-democracy demonstrators after police cleared the last remaining camp and arrested a handful of peaceful protesters Monday.

Hong Kong left deeply polarised by protests: Analysts

Hong Kong - The demolition of the main protest camp ended a pro-democracy occupation that paralysed Hong Kong for two months, but the campaign has left the city deeply divided both politically and socially, analysts say.

Hong Kong 'business as usual' as activists vow to fight on

Hong Kong - Rush-hour traffic streamed through the heart of Hong Kong for the first time in more than two months Friday after police cleared the city's main pro-democracy protest camp with mass arrests -- but activists vowed that their struggle would go on.

Hong Kong police arrest protesters, dismantle main rally site

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police dismantled the city's main pro-democracy protest site Thursday, clearing tents and barricades after more than two months of rallies and arresting more than 200 demonstrators, who vowed their struggle lives on.

Hong Kong protesters brace for police swoop

Hong Kong - Hundreds of protesters braced for a police swoop on Hong Kong's main pro-democracy site early Thursday, to end more than two months of rallies calling for free leadership elections.

Hong Kong protest leaders will 'stay to end' as police swoop looms

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's student protest leaders said Wednesday that they would "stay to the end" as police prepared to swoop on the city's main rally site after more than two months of mass pro-democracy demonstrations.

Police prepare to clear Hong Kong protest sites

Hong Kong - The clearance of Hong Kong's main pro-democracy protest camp will begin Thursday when bailiffs move in, authorities said, but some demonstrators vowed to stand their ground after more than two months of rallies.

Second Vietnam blogger arrested on anti-state charges

Hanoi - Vietnamese police arrested a prominent blogger Saturday, the second writer seized in the last fortnight as the country's communist authorities keep up their long-running crackdown on online dissent.

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong calls off hunger strike

Hong Kong - Joshua Wong, the teenage face of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, said Saturday he has ended a four-day hunger strike designed to force the government into further talks on political reform.

Hong Kong protest leader says block government, not roads

Hong Kong - A founder of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement branded the occupation of the city's main roads as "high-risk" Friday, urging protesters to turn to new methods of civil disobedience to push for electoral reform.

Hong Kong student leaders consider protest retreat

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's student leaders said Thursday they would decide in the coming days whether to leave protest sites they have occupied for more than two months, following violent clashes.

US calls for 'competitive' Hong Kong polls

Hong Kong - The United States Wednesday gave its strongest backing yet to protestors in Hong Kong calling for "competitive" 2017 elections, but came under fire for muting its support for fear of angering China.

Hong Kong Occupy protest leaders turn themselves in to police

Hong Kong - The founders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Occupy movement surrendered to police Wednesday in a symbolic move, as they try to take the protests off the streets after more than two months of rallies punctuated by violence.

Hong Kong protest founders to 'surrender', urge students to retreat

Hong Kong - The original founders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Occupy movement tearfully announced Tuesday they would "surrender" by turning themselves in to police and urged protesters on the streets to retreat.

Hong Kong students on hunger strike want government to talk

Hong Kong - Hong Kong student leaders on hunger strike said on Tuesday they want to force the government into further talks as the pro-democracy movement finds itself in crisis following violent clashes with police.

Hong Kong protesters on hunger strike after violent clashes

Hong Kong - Joshua Wong, the teenage face of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, and two other student demonstrators went on hunger strike Monday, raising the stakes after one of the worst nights of violence to hit the demonstrations.

Hong Kong leader says protests 'in vain' after violent clashes

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's leader said Monday that pro-democracy protests were "in vain" after police used pepper spray and batons on students trying to storm government headquarters, in some of the worst violence since the rallies began.

Hong Kong police clash with protesters outside govt HQ

Hong Kong - Hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters faced off against police early Monday in a fresh escalation of tensions, with officers firing pepper spray at angry students trying to surround the government headquarters.

Hong Kong police reopen main road after clearing protest camp

Hong Kong - Hundreds of Hong Kong police Wednesday cleared a pro-democracy protest camp, arresting Joshua Wong and another student leader and reopening a main road blocked for almost two months.

Hong Kong police say 80 arrests at pro-democracy protest site

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police said they arrested 80 people after moving in Tuesday to clear a city street blocked by pro-democracy protesters for nearly two months.

Hong Kong democracy movement split in protest-weary city

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters are at a crossroads -- as public support fades after nearly two months of mass sit-ins and gridlocked traffic, activists are split on whether to retreat or ramp up their campaign.

Clashes as Hong Kong protesters attempt to break into parliament

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police clashed with pro-democracy demonstrators on Wednesday after a small group tried to break into the city's legislature, as splits emerged within the movement before the expected clearance of protest camps.

Hong Kong authorities begin clearing main protest camp

Hong Kong - Authorities on Tuesday cleared part of Hong Kong's main pro-democracy protest camp, facing no resistance as they launched the first of several planned evictions to reopen roads blocked for nearly two months.

Hong Kong prepares to evict some pro-democracy protesters

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police will move Tuesday to evict some of the pro-democracy protesters who have been blocking main roads for more than seven weeks, a statement said.

Hong Kong protest leaders prevented from flying to Beijing

Hong Kong - Three Hong Kong democracy protest leaders were Saturday denied permission to board a flight to Beijing, where they had hoped to bring their demand for free elections directly to Chinese authorities.

Hong Kong protesters plan to occupy British consulate

Hong Kong - Hong Kong students plan to occupy roads surrounding the city's British consulate in anger at a lack of support from London for their pro-democracy movement, as authorities ramp up pressure on protesters to go home.

Hong Kong authorities plan to take action at protest sites

Hong Kong - Hong Kong bailiffs and police are planning to take action at pro-democracy protest sites in the city as pressure grows on demonstrators to leave, the government said Tuesday.

Hong Kong authorities plan to take action at protest sites

Hong Kong - Hong Kong bailiffs and police are planning to take action at pro-democracy protest sites in the city, as pressure grows on demonstrators to leave, the government said Tuesday.

Hong Kong democracy protesters march to China office

Hong Kong - Hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters marched on Sunday to the Chinese government's offices in the semi-autonomous city, demanding direct talks with Beijing officials after six weeks of mass street rallies.

Anger in Hong Kong as protesters compared to slaves

Hong Kong - A prominent businesswoman has sparked outrage in Hong Kong by comparing the city's pro-democracy protesters to African-American slaves, suggesting they might need to "wait for a while" to win the freedoms they are seeking.
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