Tag Archives: Democracy

  • Laden Tshering Samdup The King Kongs of democracy

    It's quite possible that the Hong Kong protesters are digging the road to democracy for the rest of China. Freedom is not a constitutional right -- it's a birthright. ...

  • Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces withdrawal of extradition bill

    Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday withdrew an extradition bill that triggered months of often violent protests so the Chinese-ruled city can move forward. ...

  • On Tibetan democracy day, exile parliament expresses support for Hong Kong

    Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile Pema Jungney expressed support for the people of Hong Kong who are staging protests seeking the full withdrawal of an extradition bill. ...

  • Hong Kong police round up activists in crackdown on protests

    Prominent Hong Kong democracy activists including three lawmakers were arrested Friday in a protest crackdown -- a move described by rights groups as a well-worn tactic deployed by China. ...

  • China rotates new troops into Hong Kong amid mass protests

    China's military deployed fresh troops to Hong Kong on Thursday in what it called a routine rotation amid speculation that it might intervene in the city's pro-democracy protests. ...

  • Hong Kong police fire first gunshot, water cannon in protest clashes

    Hong Kong police used water cannon for the first time and at least one officer fired his sidearm during pitched battles with protesters Sunday. ...

  • Tibetans march in support of Hong Kong protests

    In a show of support for the protesters in Hong Kong, exile Tibetans marched, prayed, and shouted slogans in the capital of the Tibetan diaspora, McLeod Ganj, India. ...

  • Hong Kong protesters throng streets in pouring rain

    A sea of democracy activists flooded the streets of Hong Kong Sunday in a defiant show to the city's leaders that their movement still pulls wide public support, despite mounting violence. ...

  • Hong Kong protests shut down airport

    All flights in and out of Hong Kong were cancelled on Monday after thousands of pro-democracy protesters flooded the city's airport to denounce police violence. ...

  • Thousands defy crackdown in Moscow’s biggest protest for years

    Tens of thousands of Russians staged what a monitoring group called the country’s biggest political protest for eight years on Saturday, defying a crackdown to demand free elections. ...