South China Correspondent, Hong Kong/Guangzhou
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Oct 2, 2014
Oct 1, 2014

Hong Kong’s embattled leader believes protests could last weeks-source

HONG KONG, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Hong Kong authorities will not
immediately move to clear tens of thousands of pro-democracy
protesters occupying large areas of the city, and will let them
stay for weeks if need be, a source with ties to leader Leung
Chun-ying said on Wednesday.

In contrast, students spearheading the protest movement
ratcheted up pressure on Leung, saying they would occupy more
government buildings unless the Beijing-backed chief executive
stepped down by Thursday night.

Sep 30, 2014

Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, prepare for long haul

HONG KONG, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of
pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong
streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift
barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to
clear the roads before Chinese National Day.

Riot police shot pepper spray and tear gas at protesters at
the weekend but withdrew on Monday to ease tension as the ranks
of demonstrators swelled. Protesters spent the night sleeping or
holding vigil unharassed on normally busy roads in the global
financial hub.

Sep 29, 2014

Protesters stay out on Hong Kong streets, defying Beijing

HONG KONG, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of
pro-democracy protesters blocked Hong Kong streets in the early
hours on Tuesday, maintaining pressure on China as it faces one
of its biggest political challenges since the Tiananmen Square
crackdown 25 years ago.

Riot police had largely withdrawn and there were none of the
clashes, tear gas and baton charges that had erupted over the
weekend. As tensions eased, some exhausted demonstrators slept
on roadsides while others sang songs or chanted slogans.

Sep 29, 2014

Hong Kong democracy protesters defy tear gas, baton charge in historic standoff

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Riot police advanced on Hong Kong democracy protesters in the early hours of Monday, firing volleys of tear gas after launching a baton-charge in the worst unrest there since China took back control of the former British colony two decades ago.

Some protesters erected barricades to block security forces amid chaotic scenes still unfolding just hours before one of the world’s major financial centers was due to open for business. Many roads leading to the Central business district remained sealed off as thousands defied police calls to retreat.

Sep 28, 2014

Goggles at the ready as Hong Kong activists brace for crackdown

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators surrounding Hong Kong government headquarters braced for a showdown with police on Sunday after accelerating a plan to shut down the heart of the global financial hub.

Leaders and supporters of the Occupy Central with Love and Peace movement urged the public to join the protest to pressure Beijing into scrapping a decision to rule out full elections in the former British colony.

Sep 28, 2014

Hong Kong clashes, arrests kick-start plans to blockade city

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Violent clashes between Hong Kong riot police and students galvanized tens of thousands of supporters for the city’s pro-democracy movement and kick-started a plan to lock down the heart of the Asian financial centre early on Sunday.

Leaders and supporters of Occupy Central with Love and Peace rallied to support students who were doused with pepper spray early on Saturday after they broke through police barriers and stormed the city’s government headquarters.

Sep 27, 2014
Sep 27, 2014

Hong Kong students brave pepper spray in clashes with riot police

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong riot police used pepper spray on Saturday to disperse dozens of students who had stormed government headquarters, but an equal number held their ground in protests against Beijing’s tightening grip on the city.

Hundreds of students had forced their way past a police cordon and scaled perimeter fences at government headquarters, close to Hong Kong’s financial district, on Friday in the culmination of a week-long rally to demand free elections in the former British colony.

Sep 27, 2014

Hong Kong police use pepper spray to remove students from government HQ

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Riot police used pepper spray early on Saturday to disperse dozens of students who had stormed Hong Kong’s government headquarters, but an equal number held their ground in ongoing protests against Beijing’s tightening grip on the city.

Hundreds of students had forced their way past a police cordon and scaled perimeter fences at government headquarters, close to Hong Kong’s financial district, late on Friday in the culmination of a week-long rally to demand free elections in the former British colony.