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# Hong Kong Protest

The 2019–20 Hong Kong protests, also known as Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement, were triggered by the introduction of the Fugitive Offenders amendment bill by the Hong Kong government. Check out this section for curated News, Articles & Videos about 'Hong Kong Protest', reported worldwide by trusted media sources.

The 2019–20 Hong Kong protests, also known as Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement, were triggered by the introduction of the Fugitive Offenders amendment bill by the Hong Kong government. Check out this section for curated News, Articles & Videos about 'Hong Kong Protest', reported worldwide by trusted media sources.

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Hong Kong appeal court increases sentences of two who acted as...

Two Hong Kong men sentenced to three months’ jail for acting as lookouts during the beating of a policeman after an anti-government protest last year were ordered back to prison on Thursday, after an appeal court extended their jail terms to 10 mo...


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Hong Kong protests: prosecutors admit no evidence six men on t...

Prosecutors have acknowledged that an attack at a rail station in northern Hong Kong during 2019’s anti-government protests was initiated by a white-clad mob, but they have no evidence that six men on trial were the organisers.The admission was ma...


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Hong Kong protests: man who bit off the tip of a police office...

A paralegal who bit off a policeman’s fingertip during a chaotic anti-government protest in 2019 has been convicted of assault and remanded in jail ahead of sentencing after a judge ruled the bite was a deliberate act rather than a reflexive respo...


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Hong Kong protests: social worker who obstructed police sees c...

A Hong Kong social worker jailed for a year for obstructing police at a 2019 anti-government protest has seen his conviction upheld but his sentence trimmed to eight months following a partially successful appeal at the High Court.Lau Ka-tung vowe...


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Changes to Hong Kong’s electoral system a long time coming, Ca...

Hong Kong’s leader has defended Beijing’s planned overhaul of the city’s electoral system, saying the rancour in the former British colony’s political scene has troubled the central government for almost two decades.Chief Executive Carrie Lam Chen...


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Myanmar people vs the junta: Generation Z leads the charge wit...

From protest placards poking fun at army chief Min Aung Hlaing to emblazoning pro-democracy slogans on roads and part of a riverbed – at a scale meant to be large enough to appear in satellite photos – Myanmar’s civil disobedience movement against...


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Hong Kong protests: two merchants first to plead guilty to rio...

Two merchants have become the first to plead guilty to rioting charges over one of the most shocking outbreaks of violence during Hong Kong’s months of anti-government protests in 2019.The District Court case centred on the July 21 mob attack at Y...


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Hong Kong protests: six cleared of conspiracy to riot and gath...

Six defendants have been acquitted of conspiracy to riot and gather illegally during the 2019 anti-government protests in Hong Kong, after a judge ruled the prosecution suffered from “hindsight bias” and a lack of evidence.The District Court found...


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Hong Kong protests: ex-head of disbanded civil servants’ union...

The former head of a now-disbanded Hong Kong civil servants’ union that was supportive of anti-government protesters has quit before the deadline for employees to sign a declaration of allegiance.Michael Ngan Mo-chau confirmed on Thursday he had r...


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National security law: Hong Kong student arrested over indepen...

A Chinese University student was arrested under the national security law on Thursday and accused of calling for Hong Kong independence during a graduation ceremony protest that drew strong criticism from Beijing.At least nine people have so far b...


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Hong Kong protests: judge rejects bid by Jimmy Lai, six ex-opp...

A Hong Kong judge has rejected a request by media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and six former opposition lawmakers to allow a British policing expert to defend them against accusations over an unauthorised rally in 2019.Expressing concerns over the ...


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Hong Kong protests: court acquits man arrested with airgun, la...

A jobless man caught carrying an air pistol and a laser pointer in a Hong Kong shopping centre amid 2019’s social unrest was acquitted on Tuesday after a magistrate accepted that he might have been mentally unstable at the time.But acting principa...


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Hong Kong protests: former opposition lawmakers plead guilty t...

Two former opposition lawmakers are facing up to five years in prison after admitting to their roles in an unauthorised demonstration against the now-withdrawn extradition bill in Hong Kong more than a year ago.Au Nok-hin and Leung Yiu-chung had t...


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Hong Kong protests: student, 16, youngest to plead guilty to r...

A 16-year-old student has become the youngest person to plead guilty to rioting during Hong Kong’s anti-government protests in 2019.The boy on Wednesday admitted to hurling a petrol bomb at an officer, without injuring him, during a midnight stand...


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US senators revive bill to make refugee status easier for Hong...

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WASHINGTON: A bipartisan group of senior US senators reintroduced a bill on Tuesday (Feb 9) to make it easier for people from Hong Kong fearing persecution after joining protests against China to obtain US refugee status. The 12 senators, led by ...


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Echoing Hong Kong protests, Malaysia’s ‘five demands’ to king ...

A hashtag urging Malaysia’s king to intervene in Covid-19 measures or change the government has gone viral in the country, garnering widespread support, especially from younger generations.The #KitaMintaLima (We ask for five) hashtag, reminiscent ...


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Hong Kong protests: court appearance delayed as local radio pe...

An internet radio host linked to a fundraising campaign that paid for young Hong Kong protesters to study in Taiwan has been hospitalised ahead of his first hearing on charges related to sedition.Prosecutors revealed that Edmund Wan Yiu-sing, bett...