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From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong protests roll into their 16th weekend - and show few signs of ending Clashes

Hong Kong protests roll into their 16th weekend - and show few signs of ending

The clashes with police were less sustained than the intense battles of previous weekends.

From TheJournal.ie Tear gas and water cannons used against Hong Kong democracy protesters Clashes

Tear gas and water cannons used against Hong Kong democracy protesters

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets again today in Hong Kong.

From TheJournal.ie Cathay Pacific announces it is suspending its Dublin-Hong Kong service Grounded

Cathay Pacific announces it is suspending its Dublin-Hong Kong service

The non-stop flights will be shelved from November until March 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong protesters march to US consulate to increase pressure on Beijing Democracy

Hong Kong protesters march to US consulate to increase pressure on Beijing

Millions of Hong Kongers have protested in the past three months.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong leader calls for dialogue as extradition bill withdrawal slammed as 'too little, too late' Hong Kong

Hong Kong leader calls for dialogue as extradition bill withdrawal slammed as 'too little, too late'

Carrie Lam announced yesterday that she is scrapping the controversial extradition bill.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she will withdraw controversial extradition bill Hong Kong

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she will withdraw controversial extradition bill

Withdrawing the bill is a key demands of protesters who have taken to the streets in their millions in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong leader vows to stay on despite leaked recording Carrie Lam

Hong Kong leader vows to stay on despite leaked recording

A recording was released of Carrie Lam telling business leaders that she wanted to stand down.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Sunday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

A large fire in Cork, a heroin seizure by gardaí and Brexit drama had everyone talking today.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong activists block routes to airport after violent clashes in metro station Hong Kong

Hong Kong activists block routes to airport after violent clashes in metro station

Video footage yesterday showed police pepper spraying protesters in a train carriage.

From TheJournal.ie Police fire tear gas and water cannon as Hong Kong protesters defy rally ban Tensions

Police fire tear gas and water cannon as Hong Kong protesters defy rally ban

Police had banned today’s demonstration on security grounds.

From TheJournal.ie Leading Hong Kong democracy activists granted bail after being arrested ahead of weekend protests Protests

Leading Hong Kong democracy activists granted bail after being arrested ahead of weekend protests

More than 850 people have been arrested in connection with protests since June.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong police ban pro-democracy rally over fears of violence by protesters Democracy

Hong Kong police ban pro-democracy rally over fears of violence by protesters

It follows a return to violence during protests in the region last weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong police fire tear gas as clashes return to city following days of peace Unrest

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as clashes return to city following days of peace

The protests ended a nearly week-long period of peace in the semi-autonomous region.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter and Facebook accuse China of social media campaign against Hong Kong protesters Fake Accounts

Twitter and Facebook accuse China of social media campaign against Hong Kong protesters

Facebook and Twitter said they had shut down nearly 1,000 active accounts linked to China.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of thousands attend another huge protest in Hong Kong Democracy

Hundreds of thousands attend another huge protest in Hong Kong

Weeks of demonstrations have plunged the city into crisis.

From TheJournal.ie 'We wouldn’t like to see Tiananmen Square happen again' - Hong Kong citizens in Ireland on why they support the protests Hong Kong

'We wouldn’t like to see Tiananmen Square happen again' - Hong Kong citizens in Ireland on why they support the protests

Hong Kongers in Ireland believe there is no end in sight for protesters.

From TheJournal.ie 'If we stop now, things will only get worse': More mass protests take place in Hong Kong Democracy

'If we stop now, things will only get worse': More mass protests take place in Hong Kong

Rival pro-democracy and pro-government demonstrations were held in the city today.

From TheJournal.ie Cathay Pacific CEO resigns amid mounting pressure over Hong Kong protests Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific CEO resigns amid mounting pressure over Hong Kong protests

Cathay said Rupert Hogg had resigned “to take responsibility as a leader of the company in view of recent events”.

From TheJournal.ie US 'deeply concerned' by Chinese paramilitary on Hong Kong border Unrest

US 'deeply concerned' by Chinese paramilitary on Hong Kong border

The US also urged Beijing to honour the territory’s autonomy as pro-democracy protests continued.

From TheJournal.ie Flights resume at Hong Kong airport as protesters ask for forgiveness Hong Kong

Flights resume at Hong Kong airport as protesters ask for forgiveness

After nightfall, a new protest outside a police station in the city was dispersed as officers fired tear gas.

From TheJournal.ie How escalating tensions in Hong Kong have brought one of the world's busiest airports to a standstill Explainer

How escalating tensions in Hong Kong have brought one of the world's busiest airports to a standstill

Tensions have been simmering for months in Hong Kong, sparked by a proposed extradition bill with China.

From TheJournal.ie Chaos at Hong Kong airport as riot police clash with pro-democracy protesters staging sit-in Mass Protests This post contains videos

Chaos at Hong Kong airport as riot police clash with pro-democracy protesters staging sit-in

Arrival and departure halls have once again been blocked by thousands of demonstrators.

From TheJournal.ie Chaos at Hong Kong airport after all flights cancelled amid massive pro-democracy protests Shut Down

Chaos at Hong Kong airport after all flights cancelled amid massive pro-democracy protests

Police reports said up to 5,000 people arrived at the terminal.

From TheJournal.ie Versace, Coach and Givenchy apologise after sparking outrage over China t-shirts Criticism

Versace, Coach and Givenchy apologise after sparking outrage over China t-shirts

Versace was criticised yesterday for a t-shirt that implied Hong Kong and Macau were independent.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of Hong Kong protesters march despite police ban YUEN LONG

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters march despite police ban

The march comes a day after violent clashes with police in nearby town Yuen Long.

From TheJournal.ie Riot police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters defying police ban YUEN LONG

Riot police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters defying police ban

Thousands of protesters defied a police ban today.

From TheJournal.ie Mob attack in Hong Kong leaves dozens wounded following protest march Hong Kong

Mob attack in Hong Kong leaves dozens wounded following protest march

Police in Hong Kong have been criticised for not doing enough to stop the violence.

From TheJournal.ie Tens of thousands march in another huge anti-government rally in Hong Kong Protest

Tens of thousands march in another huge anti-government rally in Hong Kong

The protests have been sparked by years of rising anger over Beijing’s influence.

From The42 Ireland underage goalkeeper Bazunu included in Man City's pre-season tour squad Made The Cut

Ireland underage goalkeeper Bazunu included in Man City's pre-season tour squad

The former Shamrock Rovers netminder will join Pep’s side on their tour of Asia.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says China extradition bill is 'dead' Protests

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says China extradition bill is 'dead'

However, she stopped short of demands to immediately withdraw the bill.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong police arrest five after new night of clashes Mongkok

Hong Kong police arrest five after new night of clashes

Police said the protest group was taking part in an “unlawful assembly”

From TheJournal.ie 'Hands off Hong Kong': China sends warning to Britain Mass Protests This post contains videos

'Hands off Hong Kong': China sends warning to Britain

Anti-Beijing demonstrations have rocked Hong Kong in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong's leader condemns 'extreme use of violence' by masked protesters Protests

Hong Kong's leader condemns 'extreme use of violence' by masked protesters

Meanwhile, China’s central government has condemned the ransaking of the legislature yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong protest: Riot police fire tear gas on crowd hours after group breaches parliament Violent Protests This post contains videos

Hong Kong protest: Riot police fire tear gas on crowd hours after group breaches parliament

Today is the 22nd anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong from UK to Chinese rule.

From TheJournal.ie How is Hong Kong different to China and what do protesters worry might happen? China

How is Hong Kong different to China and what do protesters worry might happen?

After the biggest mass demonstration in years last month, there is more violence in the city today.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong leader apologises for extradition crisis but refuses to resign Hong Kong Crisis

Hong Kong leader apologises for extradition crisis but refuses to resign

Hong Kong Leader Carrie Sham apologised at a press conference today.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong leader apologises for handling of extradition bill Carrie Lam

Hong Kong leader apologises for handling of extradition bill

Lam’s apology fell short of protester demands that she resign.

From TheJournal.ie Tens of thousands hit Hong Kong streets in anger at extradition law EXTRADITION BILL

Tens of thousands hit Hong Kong streets in anger at extradition law

Protesters are calling for the city’s leader Carrie Lam to step down; Lam apologised again today.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong leader suspends divisive extradition bill ahead of further protests Carrie Lam

Hong Kong leader suspends divisive extradition bill ahead of further protests

More mass protests are expected today, forcing politicians to consider putting the bill on hold to “cool citizens down”.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong police face brutality claims after violent clashes over extradition bill Protests

Hong Kong police face brutality claims after violent clashes over extradition bill

Protesters were met yesterday with police officers who sprayed tear gas and fired rubber bullets.

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