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Hong Kong's leader unbowed after massive weekend protest

Hong Kong's leader unbowed after massive weekend protestHong Kong’s leader on Tuesday again ruled out further concessions to protesters who marched peacefully in their hundreds of thousands this past weekend, days before she is to travel to Beijing for regularly scheduled meetings with Communist Party leaders. The six-month protest movement has five demands, including that the leader of the semi-autonomous city and lawmakers all be directly elected and that police actions against protesters be independently investigated. “As for other demands, we really have to stick by certain important principles,” she said.



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Six months of sacrifice: Hong Kong's protesters take stock

Six months of sacrifice: Hong Kong's protesters take stockWith Beijing taking a hard line, it has since broadened into a call to halt authoritarian China’s attempts to erode freedoms in the city. Raymond Yeung, a liberal studies teacher at the elite Diocesan Girls’ School, joined the movement early and was there on June 12 when a massive protest descended into violence. Protesters broke into the forecourt of the city’s legislative building, throwing objects including metal bars at police.



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'White terror': Hong Kong's China critics beaten in targeted attacks

'White terror': Hong Kong's China critics beaten in targeted attacksThe men jumped Stanley Ho without warning, smashing both his hands with metal rods — one of multiple recent attacks against prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy figures that activists have dubbed a “white terror”. Since late August, eight well-known pro-democracy figures have been beaten by unknown assailants as fear swirls that some “triad” crime networks have flocked to Beijing’s cause after five months of protests. “The cause of the attack may be related to two things — the upcoming district council election and the ongoing movement,” Ho told AFP, referring to the protests.



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'White terror': Hong Kong's China critics beaten in targeted attacks

'White terror': Hong Kong's China critics beaten in targeted attacksThe men jumped Stanley Ho without warning, smashing both his hands with metal rods — one of multiple recent attacks against prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy figures that activists have dubbed a “white terror”. Since late August, eight well-known pro-democracy figures have been beaten by unknown assailants as fear swirls that some “triad” crime networks have flocked to Beijing’s cause after five months of protests. “The cause of the attack may be related to two things — the upcoming district council election and the ongoing movement,” Ho told AFP, referring to the protests.



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'White terror': Hong Kong's China critics beaten in targeted attacks

'White terror': Hong Kong's China critics beaten in targeted attacksThe men jumped Stanley Ho without warning, smashing both his hands with metal rods — one of multiple recent attacks against prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy figures that activists have dubbed a “white terror”. Since late August, eight well-known pro-democracy figures have been beaten by unknown assailants as fear swirls that some “triad” crime networks have flocked to Beijing’s cause after five months of protests. “The cause of the attack may be related to two things — the upcoming district council election and the ongoing movement,” Ho told AFP, referring to the protests.



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'White terror': Hong Kong's China critics beaten in targeted attacks

'White terror': Hong Kong's China critics beaten in targeted attacksThe men jumped Stanley Ho without warning, smashing both his hands with metal rods — one of multiple recent attacks against prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy figures that activists have dubbed a “white terror”. Since late August, eight well-known pro-democracy figures have been beaten by unknown assailants as fear swirls that some “triad” crime networks have flocked to Beijing’s cause after five months of protests. “The cause of the attack may be related to two things — the upcoming district council election and the ongoing movement,” Ho told AFP, referring to the protests.



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Apology accepted, Hong Kong's Muslims lament water cannon staining mosque

Apology accepted, Hong Kong's Muslims lament water cannon staining mosqueMunicipal workers scrubbed away noxious blue dye from the steps of Hong Kong’s biggest mosque on Monday, while Muslim worshippers expressed frustration over police firing a water cannon outside the mosque during a large anti-government march. Senior police officers visited the Kowloon mosque to explain it was hit accidentally during Sunday’s clashes with demonstrators, and Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam met with community leaders on Monday to apologise. “It was unnecessary to drag this place of worship into this conflict between the government and the people,” Arabi Mohideen, 60, said after attending dawn prayers at the mosque in the bustling Tsim Sha Tsui district.



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Hong Kong's leader: Territory not becoming a police state

Hong Kong's leader: Territory not becoming a police stateHong Kong’s leader said Tuesday that “it’s totally irresponsible and unfounded” to suggest the semi-autonomous Chinese territory is becoming a police state as her government grapples with protests now in their fifth month. In a spirited defense of Hong Kong’s 30,000-strong police force and her handling of the protests in response to criticism from visiting U.S. senators, Carrie Lam challenged the notion that the territory is losing its freedoms, unique in China, as police battle demonstrators in the streets. “I would challenge every politician to ask themselves if the large extent of violent acts, and all those petrol bombs and arson and deadly attacks on policemen, happened in their own country, what would they do?



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Hong Kong's leader says mask ban necessary to quell violence

Hong Kong's leader says mask ban necessary to quell violenceHong Kong’s embattled leader insisted a new measure banning masks at rallies was not a move toward authoritarian rule or at the behest of the Chinese government, which signaled its approval shortly after she implemented the toughened response to quell four months of increasingly violent protests. International observers worried, however, that Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s use of the Emergency Ordinance — last invoked more than 50 years ago — could lead to harsher measures that would limit free expression in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Lam announced the measure Friday afternoon as thousands of masked protesters crammed streets in the central business district and staged demonstrations in other areas of the city, shouting “Hong Kong people, resist!” They set fires and vandalized subway stations, prompting police to respond with tear gas.



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Hong Kong's evolving protests: Voices from the front lines

Hong Kong's evolving protests: Voices from the front lines___ In this cauldron of growing rage, the protesters set their sights on Hong Kong's airport.



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