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From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Hong Kong people are more tolerant of radical protest because of guilt - not anger' Hong Kong

Opinion: 'Hong Kong people are more tolerant of radical protest because of guilt - not anger'

Dr Chung Kam Kwok, a Research Fellow at Trinity College, gives some background to the violent protests seen in 2019 and asks what’s next for the territory.

From TheJournal.ie Trump provokes fury from China after signing bill supporting Hong Kong protesters Diplomacy

Trump provokes fury from China after signing bill supporting Hong Kong protesters

The US President reluctantly signed the bill, which had bipartisan support.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong leader refuses to offer concessions as China State media bemoans election 'dirty tricks' Denial

Hong Kong leader refuses to offer concessions as China State media bemoans election 'dirty tricks'

Carrie Lam vowed to “engage the people” but stopped short of offering concessions to anti-government protesters.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong leader to 'listen humbly' after pro-democracy parties crush opposition at local elections Carrie Lam

Hong Kong leader to 'listen humbly' after pro-democracy parties crush opposition at local elections

The Labour Party in Hong Kong attributed to the victory to the “sweat, blood and tears” of protesters.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong voters wait in hundred metre-long queues to cast their ballot in elections Democracy

Hong Kong voters wait in hundred metre-long queues to cast their ballot in elections

One-third of registered voters had cast their ballot in the first five hours.

From TheJournal.ie US Senate angers China after it unanimously passes bill supporting democracy in Hong Kong Democracy

US Senate angers China after it unanimously passes bill supporting democracy in Hong Kong

A measure banning the sale of tear gas, rubber bullets and other equipment that have been used by security forces was also approved.

From TheJournal.ie Families hold anxious vigil outside Hong Kong university as 100 protesters remain besieged Protesters

Families hold anxious vigil outside Hong Kong university as 100 protesters remain besieged

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has called for a peaceful end to the siege.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong: Student protesters escape police siege by climbing down ropes to waiting motorbikes Tensions

Hong Kong: Student protesters escape police siege by climbing down ropes to waiting motorbikes

Police said they had fired three live rounds at a protest site near the university.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong police officer shot with arrow as violence escalates Protests

Hong Kong police officer shot with arrow as violence escalates

Protesters also set an overhead footbridge on fire.

From TheJournal.ie Man dies in Hong Kong as government condemns 'malicious' protests Death

Man dies in Hong Kong as government condemns 'malicious' protests

The 70-year-old man was hit on the head with a brick.

From TheJournal.ie Irish students studying in Hong Kong forced to return to Ireland amid violent protests on campus Chaos

Irish students studying in Hong Kong forced to return to Ireland amid violent protests on campus

Students from UCD, Trinity College and NUIG are in discussions about returning as a result of the protests.

From TheJournal.ie Universities on shutdown in Hong Kong as foreign students are encouraged to leave over  violent protests Shutdown

Universities on shutdown in Hong Kong as foreign students are encouraged to leave over violent protests

It follows five months of unrest from pro-democracy protesters.

From TheJournal.ie Students armed with petrol bombs - and bows and arrows - clash with police overnight in Hong Kong Violence

Students armed with petrol bombs - and bows and arrows - clash with police overnight in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s underground subway system was closed amid further violence overnight.

From TheJournal.ie Man set on fire and protester shot by Hong Kong police as demonstrations continue Shooting

Man set on fire and protester shot by Hong Kong police as demonstrations continue

Another demonstrator died in the city on Friday as protests continue.

From TheJournal.ie Subway, shops vandalised in Hong Kong as experts warn independent review of police force needed Protests

Subway, shops vandalised in Hong Kong as experts warn independent review of police force needed

Hong Kong asked international experts to assist in reviewing the force’s response to protests.

From TheJournal.ie Fresh outrage as Hong Kong student dies after falling during clashes with police Fatality

Fresh outrage as Hong Kong student dies after falling during clashes with police

Alex Chow was taken unconscious to hospital early on Monday morning following late-night clashes.

From TheJournal.ie Five wounded as knife attack caps day of Hong Kong political chaos Violence

Five wounded as knife attack caps day of Hong Kong political chaos

Flashmob rallies erupted inside multiple shopping centres across the international finance hub.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese news agency slams ‘barbaric’ attack on its Hong Kong office by protesters Hong Kong

Chinese news agency slams ‘barbaric’ attack on its Hong Kong office by protesters

More protests were being planned in seven districts today.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong protesters target Chinese state-owned news agency in latest round of marches Hong Kong

Hong Kong protesters target Chinese state-owned news agency in latest round of marches

Earlier, police fired tear gas and a water cannon after some protesters hurled petrol bombs.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters ignore ban to clash with police in Hong Kong Police Ban

Protesters ignore ban to clash with police in Hong Kong

Unrest in the city continued today despite a police ban.

From TheJournal.ie 'Carrie Lam step down!': Chaotic scenes in Hong Kong legislature as hecklers shout down major speech Crisis This post contains videos

'Carrie Lam step down!': Chaotic scenes in Hong Kong legislature as hecklers shout down major speech

The speech by chief executive Carrie Lam was billed as an attempt to win hearts and minds after four months of seething pro-democracy protests.

From TheJournal.ie Xi Jinping warns of 'smashed' bodies and 'bones ground to powder' as Hong Kong protests continue Hong Kong

Xi Jinping warns of 'smashed' bodies and 'bones ground to powder' as Hong Kong protests continue

He made the comments during a visit to Nepal at the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong 'won't rule out' Chinese help over protests Carrie Lam

Hong Kong 'won't rule out' Chinese help over protests

The financial hub has been gripped by four months of rallies.

From TheJournal.ie Fresh protests begin as Hong Kong court rejects a challenge to the 'face mask ban' Rallies

Fresh protests begin as Hong Kong court rejects a challenge to the 'face mask ban'

Thousands of protesters have been staging unsanctioned flashmob rallies across the city.

From TheJournal.ie Teenager in serious condition after being shot in fresh Hong Kong protests Unrest

Teenager in serious condition after being shot in fresh Hong Kong protests

The incident is understood to have triggered another wave of mass protests overnight.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong: Anger as masks ban at rallies following months of protests Protests

Hong Kong: Anger as masks ban at rallies following months of protests

The ban was imposed under a colonial-era emergency ordinance that was last used over half a decade ago.

From TheJournal.ie Protester shot by police as violence escalates in Hong Kong Violent Clashes

Protester shot by police as violence escalates in Hong Kong

Protesters had taken to the streets as mainland China marks 70 years of communist rule.

From TheJournal.ie Tear gas and bricks: Renewed clashes as Hong Kong marks five years since Umbrella protests Umbrella Movement

Tear gas and bricks: Renewed clashes as Hong Kong marks five years since Umbrella protests

Tens of thousands crammed into a park outside the city’s parliament this afternoon.

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.

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