Mari Saito

First love on the front lines: Coming of age in the Hong Kong protests

29 Jan 2020

HONG KONG Many years from now, far from the spray of water cannons and the unmistakable smell of tear gas, they will look back on their season of protest and remember exactly how they felt.

Arrested Hong Kong protesters stuck in limbo as cases grind forward

23 Jan 2020

HONG KONG Derek Tai was arrested outside Hong Kong's Legislative Council building last June, early in the city's anti-government protests, which have seen millions join demonstrations over the past seven months.

Police fire tear gas to disperse thousands in central Hong Kong

19 Jan 2020

HONG KONG Police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters who gathered in a central Hong Kong park but later spilled onto the streets, briefly barricading roads and spray-painting buildings. | Video

Tear gas and water cannons: Hong Kong students brave the front lines to livestream the protests

10 Jan 2020

HONG KONG It was holiday time at Hong Kong's sprawling Harbour City shopping mall, and shoppers posed for selfies next to giant presents wrapped in golden foil, while toddlers jumped into a ball pit filled with fake marshmallows. College students Oscar Tsoi and Joanna Ho raced past candy-coloured Christmas trees, on the tail of riot police and protesters.

Dozens arrested after Hong Kong protest taking aim at Chinese traders

05 Jan 2020

HONG KONG Scuffles erupted between police and protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday, with dozens of arrests made, after thousands marched near the border, shouting pro-democracy slogans and venting their anger at mainland Chinese traders.

Thousands of protesters march in Hong Kong, taking aim at Chinese traders

05 Jan 2020

HONG KONG, Jan 5 Over a thousand protesters in Hong Kong gathered in a town near the border on Sunday, seeking to keep up pressure on the government to give in to their demands for greater democracy.

Tear gas fired at Hong Kong New Year's protests

02 Jan 2020

HONG KONG A march drawing tens of thousands of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on New Year's Day spiralled into chaotic scenes as police fired several rounds of tear gas and water cannon at crowds including families before halting the event. | Video

Hong Kong rings in 2020 with democracy chants instead of harbour fireworks

31 Dec 2019

HONG KONG Thousands of Hong Kong revellers welcomed in 2020 on neon-lit promenades along the picturesque Victoria Harbour, breaking into pro-democracy chants as the clocks struck midnight after more than half a year of often violent unrest.

'It doesn't matter if it's Christmas' - Hong Kong pro-democracy activists keep up protests

25 Dec 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong anti-government protesters marched through Christmas-decorated shopping centres on Wednesday, chanting pro-democracy slogans and forcing one mall to close early, as police fired tear gas to disperse crowds gathering on nearby streets. | Video

Protesters rally near Hong Kong harbour, more demos planned over Christmas

23 Dec 2019

HONG KONG More than 1,000 protesters, many in surgical masks and balaclavas, filled a harbourside plaza near Hong Kong's financial district late on Monday to demand full democracy and an independent inquiry into alleged police brutality.

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