Hong Kong Crisis

Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong, who rose to prominence during 2014 protests, is arrested

He was arrested Friday morning as he was walking to a subway station, his organization said in a statement, and was being held on three charges. A spokeswoman for the Hong Kong Police Force could not immediately confirm his arrest and the circumstances under which he was detained.

Wong rose to prominence as one of the young leaders of the 2014 Umbrella Movement, a 79-day street occupation aimed at securing universal suffrage for Hong Kong. He was previously arrested and charged in relation to those protests, and he was released from jail in June.

Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker

Hong Kong leader fully withdraws China extradition bill, meeting one of protesters�� five demands

In a video address, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced a full withdrawal of the extradition bill that has sparked months of sometimes violent arrests on city streets to ��fully allay public concerns.�� Protests erupted in June in this semiautonomous city after Lam put forward a bill allowing people to be extradited to the mainland to be tried by the justice system there.

What's happening for protests in China proper?

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