• University police Nov 29, 2019

    Hong Kong Police End 12-Day Siege of University

    Hong Kong police ended their blockade of a university campus Friday after surrounding it for 12 days to try to arrest anti-government protesters holed up inside. Police removed a stash of nearly 4,000 gasoline bombs left behind by protesters, who fought pitched battles about two weeks ago with riot officers on surrounding streets. The standoff at Hong Kong Polytechnic University...

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    China Demands Trump Veto Bills on Hong Kong

    China on Thursday demanded President Donald Trump veto legislation aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong and renewed a threat to take “strong countermeasures” if the bills become law. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act undermined both China’s interests and those of the U.S. in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. “We urge...

  • Facebook Nov 18, 2019

    University Campus Under Siege as Hong Kong Police Battle Protesters

    Police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped overnight Tuesday in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city. In yet another escalation for the movement, protests raged across other parts of the city, fueled by palpable public anger over the police blockade of Hong Kong...

  • China Nov 18, 2019

    Hong Kong Police Storm University Held by Protesters

    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 surrounded the area Sunday night and began moving in after issuing an ultimatum for people to leave the area. The...

  • Facebook Oct 27, 2019

    Hong Kong Protesters Criticize Police Conduct, Draw Tear Gas

    Hong Kong police fired tear gas Sunday to disperse a rally called over concerns about police conduct in monthslong pro-democracy demonstrations, with protesters cursing the officers and calling them “gangster cops.” Organizers called for the demonstration at a waterfront park, but police said the rally was unauthorized and engaged in a standoff with the protesters after ordering them to leave....

  • Facebook Aug 16, 2019

    #BoycottMulan Trends After Crystal Liu Yifei Supports China's Hong Kong Crackdown

    Calls for a boycott of Disney’s live-action remake of the 1998 animated movie “Mulan” were trending on social media Friday after the movie’s star, Chinese-born Crystal Liu Yifei, shared a message supportive of the police crackdown on Hong Kong protesters. The actress shared a text image Wednesday from The People’s Daily, a Chinese newspaper tied to the country’s Communist party,...

  • China Aug 16, 2019

    Police Exercises Across From Hong Kong Seen as Threat

    Members of China’s paramilitary People’s Armed Police have been seen marching and practicing crowd-control tactics at a sports complex across from Hong Kong, in what some have interpreted as a threat against pro-democracy protesters. Hong Kong’s government has refused to talk with demonstrators who have protested since early June to demand expanded political rights and the scrapping of legislation that...

  • Associated Press Aug 14, 2019

    Flights Resume at Hong Kong Airport as Protesters Apologize

    Flights resumed Wednesday at Hong Kong’s airport after two days of disruptions that descended into clashes with police, highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. After nightfall, a new protest outside a police station in the city was dispersed as officers fired tear gas. There was soul-searching in the protest movement, including...

  • Donald Trump Aug 14, 2019

    Satellite Photos Appear to Show Chinese Paramilitary Near Hong Kong

    Satellite photos show what appear to be armored personnel carriers and other vehicles belonging to the China’s paramilitary People’s Armed Police parked in a sports complex in the city of Shenzhen, in what some have interpreted as a threat from Beijing to use increased force against pro-democracy protesters across the border in Hong Kong. The pictures collected on Monday by...

  • China Aug 4, 2019

    Protesters, Police Play Cat-and-Mouse Game Across Hong Kong

    The distinctive clang of metal hitting pavement echoed across Hong Kong. Over several hours, in successive waves on Sunday, different districts filled with the sound of protesters erecting and just as hastily taking down their improvised barricades. While past nights of protest have ended in protracted standoffs between demonstrators and riot police, rally participants this time took a different tack....

  • China Aug 4, 2019

    Hong Kong Protesters and Police Face Off in Familiar Cycle

    On one end of a Hong Kong street, protesters dressed in black ducked behind umbrellas and makeshift barricades, occasionally throwing bricks or slinging rocks. On the other end, police decked out in riot gear shouted warnings and fired tear gas. As the late hours of Saturday stretched into the early hours of Sunday, neither side budged. Some residents of neighborhoods...

  • Associated Press Jul 28, 2019

    Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas After Protesters Defy Ban

    Hong Kong police on Saturday fired tear gas, swung batons and forcefully cleared out protesters who defied warnings not to march in a neighborhood where last weekend a mob apparently targeting demonstrators brutally attacked people in a train station. Protesters wearing all black streamed through the Yuen Long area, even though police refused to grant permission for the march, citing...

  • Hong Kong Jul 23, 2019

    6 Men, Some With Triad Links, Held Over Hong Kong Mob Attack

    Hong Kong police have detained six men, some with links to triads, following a violent attack on pro-democracy protesters at a subway station that saw dozens injured. Senior police official Chan Tin-chu said Monday the men, aged between 24 and 54, were held for “unlawful assembly” and is being investigated for taking part in the attack late Sunday night at...

  • China Jul 2, 2019

    Riot Police Clear Away Protests From Hong Kong Legislature

    Hundreds of protesters swarmed into Hong Kong’s legislature Monday night, defacing portraits of lawmakers and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans in the chamber before vacating it as riot police cleared surrounding streets with tear gas and then moved inside. The three-hour occupation, which ended early Tuesday, came on the 22nd anniversary of the former British colony’s return to China, a city holiday,...

  • China Jun 28, 2019

    Hong Kong Protesters Are in ‘Deep Fear' About Leaving a Digital Footprint

    The night before the massive protests in Hing Kong against a law that would allow suspects to be extradited to mainland China, Hong Kong police arrested the administrator of one of the largest group chats encrypted messaging app Telegram, NBC News reported. Internet-savvy young people, who once only saw the upsides of a technology that helped them organize protests, have...

  • NBC Jun 28, 2019

    Hong Kong Protesters Are in ‘Deep Fear' About Leaving a Digital Footprint

    The night before the massive protests in Hing Kong against a law that would allow suspects to be extradited to mainland China, Hong Kong police arrested the administrator of one of the largest group chats encrypted messaging app Telegram, NBC News reported. Internet-savvy young people, who once only saw the upsides of a technology that helped them organize protests, have...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jun 12, 2019

    Hong Kong Police Use Tear Gas on Protesters

    Hong Kong police used tear gas against protesters who oppose a contentious extradition bill. Wednesday’s protests delayed a debate over the legislative proposal that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China.

  • driver May 23, 2017

    21 Uber Drivers Arrested in Latest Crackdown in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong police launched a fresh crackdown Tuesday on Uber, arresting 21 drivers suspected of working for the ride-hailing giant in the Asian financial center. It’s the latest regulatory headache for Uber, which already is fighting a similar case in Hong Kong. The drivers were arrested in an undercover operation on suspicion of carrying passengers for hire and not having...

  • May 10, 2016

    Neighbors React to Miami Double Shooting

    A double shooting in one South Florida neighborhood is giving its residents a bad case of deja vu. NBC 6’s Dan Krauth has the details.

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