Umbrella Revolution

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

Fears Run High After Police Seal Off Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Threaten Lethal Force

Tensions run high in Hong Kong tonight, with police having completely surrounded the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and sealed off all exits. However, students, protestors, and reporters are all among those trapped inside, with some believing that the police intend to escalate its ongoing siege of the university to the level of deadly force... Read More

Hong Kong Demonstrators Prepare for University Siege in the Wake of Deaths Linked to Police Violence

Many anticipate an escalation in the situation in Hong Kong over the weekend, following the police siege on the Chinese University of Hong Kong earlier this week. Following the raid, protestors have begun fortifying the area around the university. The past few days have also seen two deaths thought to be the result of police actions, including the death of a thirty-year-old man and a seventy-year-old man... 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

Intensive Protests in Hong Kong After Death, Accusations of Police Gang Rape, Calls for a General Strike Today

The weekend has seen violent attacks on demonstrators by Hong Kong police following the death of 22-year-old student protester Alex Chow Tsz-lok on Friday after a fall from a car park earlier in the week and the emergence of accusations that police gang-raped an 18-year-old woman last month. A general strike has been called for today. It remains to be seen whether this strike will be paralyzing of Hong Kong society in the way that it was hoped previously called for general strikes would be... 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