Tagged: Hong Kong

HK students in dramatic escape from cordon 0

HK students in dramatic escape from cordon

Dozens of Hong Kong protesters staged a dramatic escape from a university campus sealed off by police by shimmying down plastic hoses from a bridge and fleeing on waiting motorbikes as the police fired projectiles.

Lam urges safe end to Hong Kong stand-off 0

Lam urges safe end to Hong Kong stand-off

Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam says she hopes a stand-off between police and hold-out anti-government protesters can be resolved with police told to handle the process humanely.

HK students in dramatic escape from cordon 0

HK students in dramatic escape from cordon

Dozens of Hong Kong protesters staged a dramatic escape from a university campus sealed off by police by shimmying down plastic hoses from a bridge and fleeing on waiting motorbikes as the police fired projectiles.

HK protesters use fire and arrows 0

HK protesters use fire and arrows

A Hong Kong police officer has been pierced by an arrow and protesters set an overhead footbridge on fire as they fought to keep police using tear gas and water cannons from advancing on their university campus stronghold.

HK protesters use fire and arrows 0

HK protesters use fire and arrows

A Hong Kong police officer has been pierced by an arrow and protesters set an overhead footbridge on fire as they fought to keep police using tear gas and water cannons from advancing on their university campus stronghold.

Hong Kong protesters pinned back on campus 0

Hong Kong protesters pinned back on campus

Hong Kong police have laid siege to a university, firing rubber bullets and tear gas to pin back anti-government protesters armed with petrol bombs and other weapons amid fears of a bloody crackdown.

Arrows, petrol bombs launched in Hong Kong 0

Arrows, petrol bombs launched in Hong Kong

Protesters have shot arrows and lobbed petrol bombs at police around a besieged Hong Kong university campus, with activists braced for a possible final police push to clear them.

China’s soldiers help clean up HK streets 0

China’s soldiers help clean up HK streets

China’s People’s Liberation Army soldiers in shorts and T-shirts have made a surprising appearance on Hong Kong streets, briefly helping residents clean up debris and barricades after anti-government protests blocked roads.

HK uni orders non-students out amid chaos 0

HK uni orders non-students out amid chaos

The president of Hong Kong’s Chinese University, which anti-government protesters have turned into a fortress stockpiled with petrol bombs and bows and arrows, has threatened to call in “assistance” unless all non-students leave.

Hong Kong confirms recession amid chaos 0

Hong Kong confirms recession amid chaos

Hong Kong has confirmed its economy plunged into its first recession in a decade in the third quarter, weighed down by increasingly violent anti-government protests and the escalating US-China trade war.