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Timeline: The Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong | Police violence, protester vandalism, and a new anthem for a free Hong Kong in ongoing pro-democracy demonstrations
by Erica Kwong
Posted 9/19/19, 08:28 pm

WORLD first published this timeline on Aug. 30 and has periodically updated it as events develop. For the newest entries, please see the bottom of the page.

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Hong Kong resolve

Hong Kong | Pro-democracy protests continue unabated as supporters rally to the cause
by Erica Kwong & June Cheng
Posted 8/23/19, 01:31 pm

On Sunday in Hong Kong, an estimated 1.7 million people turned out under a pouring rain in a massive protest for democratic freedoms. It was the first peaceful weekend in 11 weeks of rallies and marches as the Hong Kong people continue to demand democratic representation and oppose a controversial extradition bill.

Things have changed since the protests began in June. Mark Sin, a 29-year-old university administrator, recalls watching protesters flee in different directions as police fired tear gas at demonstrators during a June 12 rally.

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United in protest

Hong Kong | Christians in Hong Kong stand in solidarity with pro-democracy demonstrators and condemn violence, even as some activists vandalize government headquarters
by Erica Kwong
Posted 7/04/19, 09:06 am

As protesters tried to crash through the glass façade of the Legislative Council Complex in Hong Kong on Monday, an expletive caught the attention of 44-year-old Pastor Siu Yung Wong. The young man who uttered the word—a teenage demonstrator—declared he would kill himself as a form of protest. He then began to walk away, alone.

Alarmed, Wong followed him.

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