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In Pictures: 80+ Arrests, Pepper Spray and Scuffles As Occupy Clear Outs Begin in Hong Kong

Tom Grundy | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

At least 80 people were arrested, according to police, as part of one of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest camps was cleared on Tuesday. Bailiffs were on site to enforce a court order to clear obstructions from a relatively small part of the encampment on the Kowloon Peninsula. Most of the clearance was performed by an agency with bailiffs and police on hand to assist.

In Pictures: Hong Kong Democracy Activists Protest at the British Consulate

Tom Grundy | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

Dozens of protesters gathered at the British consulate in Hong Kong on Friday demanding that Britain does more to prevent China influencing elections in the city.

In Pictures: Hong Kong Democracy Camp Shrinks as Barricades Cleared

Tom Grundy | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

An area of protester barricades was cleared at the main Umbrella Movement protest camp this morning in Hong Kong...

Pictures Capture Fresh Clashes As Violence Returns To Hong Kong

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK

Tensions are again mounting in Hong Kong as a group of activists clashed with police in fresh violence after nearly two months of pro-democracy protes...

These Selfies Are Way Better Than Your Selfies

The Huffington Post UK/Caters | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech

If you want to put that selfie stick you bought to good use, consider booking a flight to Hong Kong. These high altitude snaps were taken by vetera...

'Insane Psycho Murderer' Smiles In Prison Van

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK

British banker Rurik Jutting has been pictured in the back of a prison van appearing to smile after attending a short court hearing on Monday morning....

This Week I Ate... Hong Kong and Hix at the Crown

William Sitwell | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

We waved to a waiter who came and removed the garbage and wiped the table clean - they didn't mop the floor - and then we pondered how best to get something to eat. We soon figured out that you need to help yourselves from the trolleys that come from the kitchen, and you need to get to the trolley soon before the hoards take the first pickings.

'Insane Psycho' Banker 'Was In Love Triangle' With Murdered Women

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

A Cambridge-educated investment banker who referred to himself as an "insane psychopath", was reportedly involved in a “love triangle” with the wo...

Chilling Last Words Of 'Insane Psycho's' Alleged Victim

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK

The haunting last words of one of the alleged victims of British banker Rurik Jutting, who has appeared in court on two counts of murder, were: "I'm g...

If a HK Banker Murdered Two Women, It's Probably Another Woman's Fault

Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK
Jessica Elgot

The reporting of this tragedy has been almost exclusively focussed on how the two women were purportedly sex workers, although Hong Kong police have not said as much. The killings are immediately characterised as American Psycho-style murders, giving them an aura of glamour. And predictably, within hours of his arrest, there was another woman in Jutting's life to cast blame on.

'Insane Psycho' Banker Appears In Court Over Women's Murders

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK

ON THE BLOG: If a HK Banker Murdered Two Women, It's Probably Another Woman's Fault A Cambridge-educated investment banker, who refers to himself a...

'Kim Jong-Un' Pays a Visit to Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement Camp

Tom Grundy | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

The main Umbrella Movement 'Occupy' site in Hong Kong received an unusual visitor, on Friday, in the form of a Kim Jong-Un impersonator.

'British Banker Held Over Murder Of Two Sex Workers In Hong Kong'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK

A British man has been arrested over a double murder in Hong Kong. Police in the former UK colony said a 29-year-old man was held after the bodies ...

Occupy HK Has Been Going So Long It's On Google Maps

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Tech

Occupy HK, the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement, is still filling the streets of the city kinda-state even as the torturous process of negotiation and...

Hong Kong Activists Demand Negotiations With Chinese Communist Party

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK

Student democracy activists who have occupied Hong Kong streets for a month suggested Tuesday that direct negotiations with senior Chinese Communist P...

Violent Clashes in Mong Kok, Hong Kong During Pro-Democracy Protests

Tom Grundy | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

There were violent clashes, scuffles and brawls in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong last night as police deployed pepper spray and batons against pro-democracy protesters. Police say 9000 demonstrators were present and 26 people were arrested.

Hong Kong's Mong Kok 'Occupy' Camp Shrinks After Police Clearout

Tom Grundy | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

Hundreds of police officers, many in riot gear, swooped into Hong Kong's Mong Kok Occupy encampment in the early hours of this morning. Police and street cleaners removed barricades and tents, leaving pro-democracy protesters restricted a smaller area of Nathan Rd in Kowloon, occupying the southbound side only.

Umbrellas vs. Riot Shields as Hong Kong Protesters Expand Occupy Camp

Tom Grundy | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

'Umbrella Movement' activists in Hong Kong clashed with riot police on Tuesday evening in an attempt to expand an area near the city's government headquarters currently being occupied by pro-democracy demonstrators.

What Hong Kong Police Did To Protestor In A Dark Corner

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

A shocking video shows six Hong Kong police officers apparently leading a handcuffed pro-democracy protester to a dark corner and kicking him repeated...

How To Handle A Pitch Invader

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Sport

Lionel Messi put his weekend penalty miss behind him with two goals for Argentina in Hong Kong before treating a pitch invader to an autograph. Mes...

Hong Kong's Protests Are Back In Spectacular Fashion...

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Thousands of protesters poured back into one of Hong Kong's main roads on Friday for a pro-democracy rally, reviving the civil disobedience movement a...

How Hong Kong Protesters Put the 'Civil' into 'Civil Disobedience'

Tom Grundy | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

In the run-up to Hong Kong's occupation protests, the initiators of the movement were called "radicals" and "extremists" and their actions dubbed "terrorism". Yet the young people peacefully demonstrating for universal suffrage across the city have won hearts and minds across the world in what amounts to a meticulous reading of peaceful dissent. By putting the "civil" in "civil disobedience", these young protesters have already won an important moral victory, no matter what happens next.

This Is 'Watch Dogs' In Real Life

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Tech

A group of adrenaline junkies have climbed up a Hong Kong skyscraper in order to hack the giant LED billboard that sat atop it. In a scene that wou...

Why Democracy Won't Win in Hong Kong, But Why You Should Watch the Show Anyway

Alessandro Fiorotto | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics
Alessandro Fiorotto

It is unlikely that these demonstrations seen today in Hong Kong will bring about significant change. Nevertheless, whether you are a democracy advocating global citizen, a government looking at how best to peacefully manage demonstrations, or just someone interested in international politics and what life in a future, more developed, China might look like, today's protests are a significant event worth watching closely.

Exploited Workers in Hong Kong Went on Strike This Week to Call for Pro-Democracy

Martin Gemzell | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK
Martin Gemzell

Seven years ago China promised 2017 elections by universal suffrage for Hong Kong. In a referendum this summer hundreds of thousands of voters demanded open nomination of candidates. Yet Beijing in August said only candidates approved by a selection committee would be allowed to stand.