Alex Yun

Demonstrators Trapped at Hong Kong Polytechnic University For Over 48 Hours Now

Demonstrators have now been trapped within the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, surrounded by police and with exits to the university sealed, for over 48 hours now. Those still trapped in the university face the threat of eventually running out of supplies, such as food and water. It is also thought that many of those remaining are injured after weathering many hours of police assaults... Read More

Hundreds Remain Trapped on Hong Kong Polytechnic University as Police Siege Continues

Demonstrators continue to be trapped in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, with police still refusing to allow hundreds of demonstrators to leave the university. It is thought that there are five hundred to six hundred individuals still trapped at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 60% to 70% are thought to be students from the university and reportedly, some of those trapped inside on the campus are as young as 11 or 12 years old... Read More

Wave of Violence Sweeps Across Hong Kong on Day of General Strike

Scenes of shocking violence took place across Hong Kong yesterday, with a general strike having been called for the day. At around 7 AM, a 21-year-old demonstrator was shot by police in Sai Wan Ho. Footage from the morning also shows a police officer riding a motorcycle driving deliberately into a crowd several times, deliberately aiming to hit protestors. Around noon, an incident in which individuals wearing black set a man on fire with gasoline also took place. Clashes with police continued throughout the day, with police invading university campuses and firing tear gas... Read More

Hong Kong Protests Over the Weekend See High Numbers of Arrests, Politician’s Ear Bitten Off By Assailant

Intensive protests took place in Hong Kong over the weekend, with violence against demonstrators seemingly reaching new heights. Particularly shocking have been images circulated online of district councilor Andrew Chiu’s ear being bitten off by an assailant who previously attacked others with a knife... Read More

Protests Take Place in Hong Kong Over Halloween, Joshua Wong Banned from Running in Elections

Demonstrations that took place concurrently with Halloween celebrations in Hong Kong yesterday, with police attacking sometimes costumed demonstrators. Joshua Wong of Demosisto was blocked from running in district council elections by the Hong Kong government earlier this week... Read More

Protests Take Place Across Hong Kong After Emergency Powers Invoked to Pass Mask Ban

Scenes of heated protest again took place in Hong Kong yesterday, in response to moves by the Hong Kong government to invoke emergency powers to outlaw the wearing of masks in public. A fourteen-year-old was shot in the thigh, making him the second demonstrator shot with a round of live ammunition during demonstrations to date. An abortive attempt to declare the formation of a provisional government in the MOSTown shopping mall proves a significant development, particularly since the declaration of a provisional government could potentially be used as grounds for intervention by the Chinese government... Read More

Demonstrations Continue in Hong Kong in the Lead-up to National Day

Demonstrations have continued over the past week in Hong Kong, frequently involving clashes with police. Last weekend marked the sixteenth consecutive week of protests. Looming over demonstrations at present is Chinese National Day commemorations set to take place on October 1, which will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China... Read More

Protests Again Take Place over the Weekend in Hong Kong, with Clashes in MTR Stations

Clashes with police in Hong Kong took place again this weekend, with clashes taking place in Admiralty, Causeway Bay, Mong Kok, Tai Po, Sha Tin, and other locations from Friday to Sunday. Many clashes involved police deploying in MTR stations, indiscriminately targeting both demonstrators and civilians... Read More