Katie Tam

  • Associated Press Oct 5, 2019

    Hong Kong Lawmakers Seek to Block Mask Ban; Protests Persist

    A group of pro-democracy Hong Kong legislators filed a legal challenge Saturday against the government’s use of a colonial-era emergency law to criminalize the wearing of face masks at rallies to quell anti-government demonstrations, as the protests diminished in intensity but didn’t stop. The mask ban that went into effect at midnight Friday triggered an overnight rash of widespread violence...

  • United States Sep 7, 2019

    Hong Kong Thwarts Airport Protest, But Battles Continue

    Hong Kong police thwarted another disruption at the airport by pro-democracy activists but had to battle protesters at subway stations on Saturday, as the months-long unrest showed no signs of abating even after the government offered a concession days earlier. Police mounted road checks and inspected passengers on trains and buses heading to the airport to weed out protesters. An...

  • Associated Press Aug 13, 2019

    Flights Resume at Hong Kong Airport as Protesters Apologize

    Flights resumed Wednesday at Hong Kong’s airport after two days of disruptions that descended into clashes with police, highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. After nightfall, a new protest outside a police station in the city was dispersed as officers fired tear gas. There was soul-searching in the protest movement, including...

  • Associated Press Aug 11, 2019

    Tear Gas Fired in Hong Kong With No End in Sight to Protests

    Police fired tear gas Sunday inside a train station and in several other Hong Kong neighborhoods where protesters occupied roads in another weekend of anti-government demonstrations. Protesters hurled bricks at officers and ignored warnings to leave before tear gas was deployed in the Sham Shui Po area, police said, calling a march there an “unauthorized assembly.” Nearby, protesters wearing gas...

  • Associated Press Jul 28, 2019

    Police Fire Tear Gas as Hong Kong Protesters Block Roads

    Police fired tear gas at protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday for the second night in a row in another escalation of weeks-long pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Protesters occupied two areas at opposite ends of central Hong Kong following a mid-afternoon rally against police use of tear gas the previous Sunday. As night fell, one group that...

  • Associated Press Jul 27, 2019

    Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas After Protesters Defy Ban

    Hong Kong police on Saturday fired tear gas, swung batons and forcefully cleared out protesters who defied warnings not to march in a neighborhood where last weekend a mob apparently targeting demonstrators brutally attacked people in a train station. Protesters wearing all black streamed through the Yuen Long area, even though police refused to grant permission for the march, citing...

  • China Jul 14, 2019

    Hong Kong Police Fight With Protesters Amid Rising Tensions

    Police in Hong Kong fought with protesters on Sunday as they broke up a demonstration by thousands of people demanding the resignation of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory’s chief executive and an investigation into complaints of police violence. The protest in the northern district of Sha Tin was peaceful for most of the day, but scuffles broke out when police started...

  • China Jul 13, 2019

    Clashes Erupt as Hong Kong Protest Targets Chinese Traders

    Several thousand people marched in Hong Kong on Saturday against traders from mainland China in what is fast becoming a summer of unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Violent clashes broke out at the end of the march between police and a group of mostly young protesters who say they believe peaceful demonstrations have failed to bring about change. After...

  • China Jul 7, 2019

    Tens of Thousands in Hong Kong Take Message to Mainlanders

    Tens of thousands of people, many wearing black shirts and some carrying British colonial-era flags, marched in Hong Kong on Sunday, targeting a mainland Chinese audience as a month-old protest movement showed no signs of abating. Chanting “Free Hong Kong” and words of encouragement to their fellow citizens, wave after wave of demonstrators streamed by a shopping district popular with...

  • China Jul 7, 2019

    Tens of Thousands in Hong Kong Take Message to Mainlanders

    Tens of thousands of people, many wearing black shirts and some carrying British colonial-era flags, marched in Hong Kong on Sunday, targeting a mainland Chinese audience as a month-old protest movement showed no signs of abating. Chanting “Free Hong Kong” and words of encouragement to their fellow citizens, wave after wave of demonstrators streamed by a shopping district popular with...

  • Associated Press Jul 4, 2019

    Arrests in Hong Kong Raise Fears of More Violent Protests

    A Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker expressed fears Thursday that the situation could worsen after police announced the arrests of more than a dozen people following protests earlier this week. Legislative Council member Claudia Mo called on people to understand the frustration and anger of the mostly youthful protesters, even if they have technically broken the law. “I am terribly worried...

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