2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests
Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protesters briefly break into the Legislative Council Complex, which houses the local parliament.
Sources: The Guardian
Sources: The Guardian
Four Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, Alvin Yeung, Dennis Kwok, Kwok Ka-ki and Kenneth Leung, are stripped of their seats following a decision by China's National People's Congress Standing Committee. 15 pro-democracy legislators announced their resignations shortly after the announcement, also declaring "that 'One Country, Two Systems' has come to an end". Critics fear this will turn the legislature into a rubber stamp for pro-Beijing policies.
Police in Hong Kong arrest pro-democracy Legislative Council members Lam Cheuk-ting and Ted Hui for their presence in an anti-government protest in Tuen Mun last year. Lam was also accused of rioting in connection with the protest during an attack on pro-democracy activists in Yuen Long.
Hong Kong police ban a planned Saturday march by the Civil Human Rights Front, saying there is "a high chance that certain violent protesters will hijack this event". The CHRF plans to appeal.
Twitter says it has suspended more than 200,000 automated accounts on the social media site that it believes were part of a Chinese government-run campaign to spread misinformation about the protests in Hong Kong.
China condemns Taiwan after President Tsai Ing-wen offered support and asylum to Hong Kong protesters facing prosecution in Hong Kong courts.
Pro-Beijing legislator Junius Ho applauds the assailants for their actions, saying they should be "pardoned for defending their homes" and calling them his "heroes".
The Legislative Council delays "to a later time" the second reading of the new legislation on extradition as thousands of protesters, who blocked key roads around government buildings, were confronted by police in riot gear using pepper spray. Despite widespread opposition, the government had said it will continue to push for passage.
Two Hong Kong Youngspiration party Legislative Council election victors lose their appeal to take their seats in parliament by a High Court three-judge panel. Tomorrow, the High Court will hear the independence supporters' petition for a hearing by the Court of Final Appeal.
Voters in Hong Kong go to the polls for a Legislative Council election, the first major election since the 2014 pro-democracy street protests. Several young pro-independence candidates win seats in the election.
Thousands of people march in Hong Kong to demand the Legislative Council reject a China backed proposal for the naming of candidates for Chief Executive be done by a nominating committee.