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Hong Kong protests LIVE: Police vows action against 'illegal activities' of protesters
Protesters, who have shaken the city with massive rallies, had put forward 4 demands but the Hong Kong government failed to respond to those demands before a deadline set by the groups. Image Credit: Wikipedia

Hong Kong student groups have launched further protests, mobilising support for another major demonstration as the deadline expired for the pro-Beijing government to respond to demands of protesters after Chief Executive Carrie Lam failed to quell the opposition with her apology. Protesters, who have shaken the city with massive rallies, had put forward 4 demands but the Hong Kong government failed to respond to those demands before a deadline set by the groups.

Lam suspended the extradition bill, which would allow criminal suspects in the former British colony to be extradited to mainland China for trial, but some student groups called on her to axe it all together, setting the 05:00 pm (02:30 pm IST) deadline. They are also demanding that the government drop all charges against those arrested during last week's protests, charge police with what they describe as violent action and stop referring to the protests as a riot.


China | Devdiscourse News Desk
Updated: 22-06-2019 13:16 IST Created: 20-06-2019 13:48 IST

1:12 PMHong Kong police force has vowed to act against "illegal activities" of protesters after thousands of people blocked the police headquarters, according to a press release issued by the government. The press release stated that the work of the police was impacted severely due to the protests and dozens of emergency calls could not be handled due to the siege. It also stated that the means used by protesters for expressing views have become "illegal, irrational and unreasonable."

9:17 PMHong Kong Police Force is claiming that an ambulance is stuck in traffic as major roads are blocked by protesters. Police called on protesters to leave "relevant roads" to make sure healthcare is accessible to those in need.Due to the obstruction intentionally caused by the protestors outside Police Headquarters, the ambulance vehicle which has been called at 2133 hours cannot access to Police Headquarters for over 1 hour to convey people.. — Hong Kong Police Force (@hkpoliceforce) June 21, 2019...who are suffering from long-term illness, cancer and those in need. Police hereby appeals to leave from the relevant roads as soon as possible. — Hong Kong Police Force (@hkpoliceforce) June 21, 2019

8:14 PMHong Kong Bar Association has released a press statement asking the government to withdraw the controversial extradition bill as protesters blocked the key roads and disrupted public services during renewed protests.The statement added that the government should make a commitment that it will not introduce any legislation on the question of surrender of fugitives and cross-border legal assistance without full and open consultation involving the Hong Kong public and others who have an interest in the subject matter.

7:42 PMAccording to tweets being shared by protesters and journalists present in Hong Kong, the situation is reportedly tense at Hong Kong police headquarters with thousands of protesters present at the scene as the government stopped short of withdrawing the extradition bill.Massive......Wanchai police station21:53#extraditionlawprotest#antiELABpic.twitter.com/keZbHrFd89 — LostDutch (@lostdutchhk) June 21, 2019A defiant crowd of #antiELAB protesters remain outside #HongKong#police HQ well into the night. They want the force to release all those arrested during recent #AntiExtraditionLaw protests, & to drop label of “riot” for #612protest last week in #HK#HongKongProtestspic.twitter.com/geBpHZFUQM — Damon Pang (@damon_pang) June 21, 2019

6:29 PMHong Kong government has reportedly admitted that multiple government departments have been affected due to the protests on Friday.JUST IN: In a statement, the #HongKong gov't urged protesters to remain peaceful, admitting that multiple gov't dept's have been affected by Fri's protests.It said the gov't had "completely stopped" work on the controversial extradition bill. 👉 In full: https://t.co/kmLJLFCnSXpic.twitter.com/izfkHyfnom — Hong Kong Free Press (@HongKongFP) June 21, 2019The government, however, stopped short of withdrawing the bill and maintained that the bill will expire in July 2020.It added that the extradition bill will automatically expire in July next year when the legislative term ends. “The government will accept this fact,” the statement said. 👉 In full: https://t.co/kmLJLFCnSXpic.twitter.com/sHk4hYV9KY — Hong Kong Free Press (@HongKongFP) June 21, 2019

6:13 PMHong Kong government has issued a press release saying the 999 hotline services were affected due to protests around the building. Government also urged protesters to leave the scene as soon as possible.

3:41 PMAmnesty International has expressed concerns about the use of excessive force against protesters during June 12 protests and called on Chief Executive Carrie Lam to ensure the investigation into the incidents.Tear gas + rubber bullets + pepper spray + batons on peaceful protesters = excessive force. pic.twitter.com/ekxN5FbZ6C — Amnesty International (@amnesty) June 21, 2019

2:15 PMVisuals from a Facebook Live video show thousands of protesters blocking key roads and entrances of government offices as Non-Cooperation movement gathers momentum. No incidents of violence or police "brutality" have been reported during the renewed protests.

1:41 PMGoing by the tweets being posted by protesters and journalists present at Hong Kong, the situation seems largely peaceful with no incidents of violence as thousands of protesters blocked key roads and offices.16:00 Protesters are now moving towards Queensway Government Offices. Many of them stop by Pacific Place to pay tribute to Mr Leung. A man is playing Amazing Grace on woodwind recorder #antiELAB#ExtraditionBill#HongKongProtest#反送中pic.twitter.com/Pt2ZVBb527 — HKDemoNow (@hkdemonow) June 21, 2019[1553] After shutting down Revenue Tower, many protesters return to Police Headquarters West Vehicle Entrance #NoExtraditionToChina#AntiELAB#ExtraditionBill#HongKong#反送中pic.twitter.com/kVmLoVYLNp — Goofrider 🏳️‍🌈 (@goofrider) June 21, 2019A dozen of believers singing Hallelujah to the lord outside the police HQs. Protesters begin to shout less at the police. #AntiELABpic.twitter.com/l5R4c8Snrc — Xinqi Su (@XScmp) June 21, 2019Protestors are now leaving Immigration Department. They’ve made their point peacefully with a huge show of force, and now they’re off. Weirdly, and somewhat eerily, no police in sight. #antiextraditionlaw#AntiELAB#NoChinaExtraditionpic.twitter.com/PtOKasOzwW — Alex Hofford (@alexhofford) June 21, 2019

10:54 AMThousands dressed in black marched in Hong Kong on Friday to press for the full withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill that has triggered violent protests and plunged the financial hub into a political crisis.Demonstrators, mostly students wearing hard hats, goggles and face masks, disrupted traffic on key roads in a mostly peaceful protest to demand that embattled leader Carrie Lam, who promoted and then postponed the bill, scrap it altogether.

9:01 PMThe situation seems peaceful near the Legislative Council of Hong Kong as the night falls in but protesters are reportedly set for an "escalation" early morning according to tweets and messages being circulating on social media.Protesters are preparing for an “escalation” tomorrow around the CGO. Atmosphere is rather calm now. #antiELABpic.twitter.com/zmiWMmeuzD — Samson Yuen (@SamsonYuen852) June 20, 2019[2122 HKT] Around 200 people are sitting outside LegCo #antiELABpic.twitter.com/DkO4Gy7WBx — antiELAB (@anti_elab) June 20, 2019

7:35 PMAround 200 people have gathered around Legislative Council of Hong Kong the night before the planned "Non-Cooperation movement". The administration has announced that Central Government Offices will remain closed tomorrow.[2122 HKT] Around 200 people are sitting outside LegCo #antiELABpic.twitter.com/DkO4Gy7WBx — antiELAB (@anti_elab) June 20, 2019

6:17 PMHong Kong government has released a press release announcing that Central Government Offices (CGO), Tamar will remain temporarily closed tomorrow due to "security considerations".Protesters have announced that they will be launching "Non-Cooperation" movement tomorrow at 07:00 am local time after the government failed to respond to their demands within the deadline set by them.

3:34 PMPeople have started gathering near Chief Executive Carrie Lam's office and Legislative Council of Hong Kong, according to a tweet by a handle dedicatedly posting updates about anti-extradition bill protests in Hong Kong.[1730 HKT] There are around 50 people outside CE Office and 150 people at the LegCo protest area, pic.twitter.com/ERXKmyAAc2 — antiELAB (@anti_elab) June 20, 2019

3:28 PMMedia is present near Legislative Council of Hong Kong but the situation is calm until now.And TV crews setting on the bridge while everything carries on as normal below. pic.twitter.com/roLVLkGFTE — Lee Cobaj (@Lee_Cobaj) June 20, 2019The Non-Cooperation movement has been called from early tomorrow, according to reports.

3:01 PMAccording to a tweet by a group member of the Hong Kong Catholic Institution Staff Association, the groups are calling on people to "join and launch a comprehensive non-cooperation campaign from 7 am on June 21 until the appeal is met."截止下午五時,特首林鄭月娥仍未就香港市民的訴求作出正面回應。在此我們呼籲關心香港的各位於六月二十一號早上七時起一同參與並展開全面不合作運動,直至訴求得予回應。現提出以下幾點不合作運動建議以作參考,實行遍地開花、全民參與: #antiELAB#NoExtraditionToChina — Galileo Cheng (@galileocheng) June 20, 2019

2:41 PMA deadline set by opposition groups for the Hong Kong government has run out without any response from the government about the demands.The protesters had put forward 4 demands and threatened that they would launch further protests if their demands are not met.

22-06-2019 01:12:10 PM

Police vows to follow up on 'illegal activities' of protesters

Hong Kong police force has vowed to act against "illegal activities" of protesters after thousands of people blocked the police headquarters, according to a press release issued by the government. 

The press release stated that the work of the police was impacted severely due to the protests and dozens of emergency calls could not be handled due to the siege. It also stated that the means used by protesters for expressing views have become "illegal, irrational and unreasonable."

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21-06-2019 09:17:29 PM

Hong Kong police claims ambulance is stuck in traffic due to protests

Hong Kong Police Force is claiming that an ambulance is stuck in traffic as major roads are blocked by protesters. Police called on protesters to leave "relevant roads" to make sure healthcare is accessible to those in need.

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21-06-2019 08:14:54 PM

Hong Kong Bar Association asks govt to withdraw extradition bill

Hong Kong Bar Association has released a press statement asking the government to withdraw the controversial extradition bill as protesters blocked the key roads and disrupted public services during renewed protests.

The statement added that the government should make a commitment that it will not introduce any legislation on the question of surrender of fugitives and cross-border legal assistance without full and open consultation involving the Hong Kong public and others who have an interest in the subject matter. 

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21-06-2019 07:42:55 PM

Situation tense near Hong Kong police headquarters

According to tweets being shared by protesters and journalists present in Hong Kong, the situation is reportedly tense at Hong Kong police headquarters with thousands of protesters present at the scene as the government stopped short of withdrawing the extradition bill.

 

 

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21-06-2019 06:29:57 PM

Hong Kong administration stops short from withdrawing extradition bill

Hong Kong government has reportedly admitted that multiple government departments have been affected due to the protests on Friday.

The government, however, stopped short of withdrawing the bill and maintained that the bill will expire in July 2020.

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21-06-2019 06:13:25 PM

999 hotline service affected due to protests

Hong Kong government has issued a press release saying the 999 hotline services were affected due to protests around the building. Government also urged protesters to leave the scene as soon as possible.

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21-06-2019 03:41:43 PM

Amnesty calls for independent investigation into use of excessive force by police

Amnesty International has expressed concerns about the use of excessive force against protesters during June 12 protests and called on Chief Executive Carrie Lam to ensure the investigation into the incidents.

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21-06-2019 02:15:23 PM

Live video shows thousands of protesters on streets of Hong Kong

Visuals from a Facebook Live video show thousands of protesters blocking key roads and entrances of government offices as Non-Cooperation movement gathers momentum. No incidents of violence or police "brutality" have been reported during the renewed protests.

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21-06-2019 01:41:10 PM

Thousands continue protests; no incidents of violence reported yet

Going by the tweets being posted by protesters and journalists present at Hong Kong, the situation seems largely peaceful with no incidents of violence as thousands of protesters blocked key roads and offices.

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21-06-2019 10:54:28 AM

Thousands protest in Hong Kong, disrupting traffic on key roads

Thousands dressed in black marched in Hong Kong on Friday to press for the full withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill that has triggered violent protests and plunged the financial hub into a political crisis.

Demonstrators, mostly students wearing hard hats, goggles and face masks, disrupted traffic on key roads in a mostly peaceful protest to demand that embattled leader Carrie Lam, who promoted and then postponed the bill, scrap it altogether.

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