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# Pro-democracy

Last year
Hong Kong pro-democracy tycoon Jimmy Lai jailed for over five years on fraud charge
It is the latest of a series of cases against prominent activists that critics say are aimed at crushing dissent in the city.
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Jimmy Lai among three Hong Kong activists convicted over Tiananmen vigil
Lai, the 74-year-old owner of the now-shuttered pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper, was found guilty of unlawful assembly charges.
Hong Kong legislature opens ahead of planned mass resignation of pro-democracy bloc
One pro-democracy lawmaker said the removal of their colleagues could sound the “death knell” for Hong Kong’s democracy.
Hong Kong newspaper owner arrested during office raid by police
He was among seven people detained on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces.
'This is the end of Hong Kong': China proposes controversial security laws
The proposal follows major protests in Hong Kong last year.
Tens of thousands march in Hong Kong pro-democracy rally after police use tear gas in clashes
The city has been battered by nearly seven months of unrest, which was sparked by a proposal to allow extraditions to mainland China.
Opinion: 'Hong Kong people are more tolerant of radical protest because of guilt - not anger'
Dr Chung Kam Kwok, a Research Fellow at Trinity College, gives some background to the violent protests seen in 2019 and asks what’s next for the territory.
Protests dwindle as Hong Kong goes back to work
Schools have reopened and civil servants have returned to work today.
Hong Kong protesters told to leave within hours, or face 'serious consequences'
Some groups have withdrawn, but only to reinforce other areas.
Hong Kong protesters are coming under 'organised attack' from locals
The three main protester groups have called on the government to intervene, and have said they will not engage in talks until the attacks end.
Opinion: The peaceful anarchy of Hong Kong's student protesters is infectious
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests gained a momentum of their own after the catastrophic miscalculation to fire tear gas at peaceful demonstrators.
Dublin set for Hong Kong pro-democracy protest this evening
The protest will take place at 17.30 today outside the GPO on O’Connell Street.
Hong Kong Occupy leader says protests will spread 'like flowers'
Pro-democracy leaders pleaded with residents to understand why the city has been brought to a standstill.
Hong Kong protesters: "Nothing can stop us"
Heavy rain didn’t stop the determined protesters.
UN puts protest deaths at 2,200 as Syria disputes fact-finding report
Seven people were reportedly killed after a UN fact-finding mission left the restive city of Homs yesterday. The UN has criticised Syria for restricting the mission’s access.
'Dangerous time' for Aung San Suu Kyi
Burma’s heroine vows to fight on for human rights and democracy in her first day back at the office.