Hong Kong’s tough strategy against protests — and how it could backfire

PLG was quoted in Los Angeles Times “Activist organizations including Amnesty International and Hong Kong’s Progressive Lawyers Group have condemned excessive use of force, and dozens of medical staffers from Hong Kong hospitals have staged sit-ins to protest police brutality.”

Hong Kong Strike Sinks City Into Chaos, and Government Has Little Reply

The response by Hong Kong officials to the strike on Monday “was a disaster,” said Antony Dapiran, member of the Progressive Lawyers Group, a Hong Kong-based lawyer and the author of a book about dissent in Hong Kong. “They came out with a fairly hard line, no concessions, nothing new.”

一罪涉《公安例》- 大狀:原針對黑幫

對於被告其中一項控罪牽涉《公安條例》17B條,有執業大律師解釋,《公安條例》立法原意是針對黑社會成員,以法例制止他們到處叫囂鬧事,但時移世易下現用作檢控示威者,因為「以前的示威者無咁激」,並強調《公安條例》無法使和平示威者入罪。

Hong Kong Protesters Take Stock as Police Announce More Arrests

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s protesters tried on Wednesday to maintain a united front and take stock of the movement’s gains and losses, as the police said they had arrested 12 people involved in clashes near the city’s legislature Monday.

Mielenosoittajat murtautuivat merkittävään hallintorakennukseen Hongkongissa

Sadat protestoijat murtautuivat viime yönä Kiinan erityishallintoalueen Hongkongin tärkeimpään hallintorakennukseen. Protestoijat töhrivät Hongkongin parlamenttia vastaavan lainsäädäntöelimen päärakennuksen seiniä ja rikkoivat irtaimistoa. He muun muassa maalasivat suuren salin seinällä olevan Hongkongin tunnuksen mustaksi.

Dân Hong Kong biểu tình – Giới trí thức nghĩ gì, làm gì?

Hai tuần sau đỉnh điểm cuộc biểu tình thu hút 2 triệu người hôm 16/6, dân Hong Kong lại đang rầm rộ xuống đường vì những đòi hỏi của họ vẫn chưa được chính quyền thân Bắc Kinh của Hong Kong đáp ứng.

Hong Kong police: Anger swells against ‘Asia’s Finest’

Once dubbed "Asia's Finest", Hong Kong's police are fighting allegations of using excessive violence against protesters, their headquarters besieged twice in the last week as calls for an independent inquiry into their tactics swell.

Episode 72: The Bleeding Bauhinia — A Conversation with Wilson Leung

In this episode, we chat with Wilson Leung, who is a founding member of the Progressive Lawyers Group 法政匯思 — a group of Hong Kong lawyers dedicated to promoting rule of law, democracy, human rights, freedom and justice — about the recent extradition bill protests in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong: Protestors circle justice secretary building

Fresh protests mount pressure on Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam Hundreds of demonstrators surrounded on Thursday the office of Hong Kong’s justice official, demanding local authorities to release arrested protesters and complete withdrawal of controversial extradition bill. More than 200 demonstrators gathered early in the morning at Hong Kong’s Secretary of Justice Teresa Cheng’s … Continue reading Hong Kong: Protestors circle justice secretary building

Hong Kong Marchers Flood Streets Over Extradition Bill

HONG KONG—Protesters poured into this city’s streets for a second Sunday despite the suspension of a controversial bill to expand the government’s extradition powers, as a week of demonstrations appeared to be spiraling into a broader political movement.

Hongkong : l’exécutif annonce la « suspension » du projet de loi controversé

LA CHEFFE DE L’EXÉCUTIF HONGKONGAIS A SUSPENDU SON PROJET DE LOI VISANT À AUTORISER LES EXTRADITIONS VERS LA CHINE, SANS PARVENIR À FAIRE ANNULER UNE NOUVELLE MANIFESTATION PRÉVUE DIMANCHE.

Hong Kong leader halts extradition bill but opponents vow fresh rally

Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong's embattled leader on Saturday suspended a hugely divisive bill that would allow extraditions to China, in a major climbdown following unprecedented unrest, but protesters vowed to press ahead with a mass Sunday rally.

Hong Kong has pulled off an amazing win against a dire threat to its freedoms

The odds were long but the million people who turned out last Sunday—and the tens of thousands who circled government offices—did it. Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam today (June 15) changed course, saying she had decided to indefinitely suspend a controversial bill that would have made it possible to extradite people from the city to China’s mainland to face trial.

Hong Kong’s digital battle: tech that helped protesters now used against them

In early June, Ivan Ip, 22, joined a public chat group on Telegram called “Parade 69”, named for a mass demonstration planned in central Hong Kong to protest a bill allowing for the transfer of suspects from the city to China. According to Ip, an administrator of the group of more than 30,000 people, they discussed things like bringing sunscreen, water, and umbrellas to block the sun or rain.

Why Hong Kong protesters are outraged by extradition bill

On June 9, 2019, organizers say that more than 1 million protesters in Hong Kong -- which would be nearly one in seven people in the city -- voiced their opposition to an extradition bill that would allow fugitives to be transferred to mainland China. Speaking to the Hong Kong Free Press, demonstrator and retired civil servant HK Lau said that the passage of the bill would mean the end of the "One Country, Two Systems" principle under which the city had been governed since the resumption of Chinese rule in 1997.

Hong Kong protests: “These protesters see China as a bulldozer”

Hong Kong protests: "These protesters see China as a bulldozer"

Chinese media blames ‘foreign forces’ for huge Hong Kong protests

Chinese state media has said that “foreign forces” seeking “to hurt China by trying to create havoc in Hong Kong” were behind the million-strong protest on Sunday.

Hong Kong ‘Not Ready To Give Up’: Historic Protest Against Extradition Bill

Hong Kong people took to the streets on Sunday in mass protests to demonstrate against a proposed extradition bill that critics say could force dissidents to stand trial in the mainland — and which ultimately threatens the city’s judicial autonomy.

One million Chinese take to the streets in ‘last fight’ for Hong Kong

More than one million people jammed the streets of Hong Kong on June 9 to protest the Chinese government’s proposed law that would allow the regime of supreme leader Xi Jinping to extradite people from Hong Kong to stand trial in the mainland.

Massive Crowds Take to Streets in ‘Last Fight’ for Hong Kong

HONG KONG—Demonstrators staged the biggest rally challenging China’s authority over the city since Britain ceded control in 1997, marching through streets for hours to protest a proposed law that would let Beijing take people across the border to stand trial in the mainland.