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Records obtained by BuzzFeed News show Hong Kong’s MTR has been directed by police to shut stations or stop service on days of major pro-democracy protests.
After months of protests in Hong Kong, universities became the site of dramatic battles that saw students armed with Molotov cocktails dodging rubber bullets fired by the police. How did we get here?
Students and police battled back and forth at the Chinese University of Hong Kong all day on Tuesday, with Molotov cocktails and tear gas flying between the two sides.
“I’m not optimistic," a 22-year-old protester said. "I think there will be more violence, more injuries, and maybe deaths."
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BuzzFeed News found no evidence that TikTok blocks pro–Hong Kong democracy videos — or that many American teens were interested in the protests.
The subway has closed early all week after MTR stations were damaged in last week’s protests. Some are calling it a government tool to impose a curfew.
A new law aimed at keeping people off the streets backfired, as violence flared in Hong Kong yet again. Many are more concerned about what other restrictions the government is planning.
A video circulating online by pro-democracy supporters appears to show a protester being shot at point-blank range, as huge rallies take place on China’s 70th anniversary.
Days after an activist was doxed, thugs brutally attacked him outside his home. The site with information on him and more than 100 others is being spread by Chinese state media.
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Pro-democracy protesters and police clashed in yet another violent standoff Sunday, as some demonstrators hope that the US will take notice of their cries for assistance.
The bipartisan bill introduced Wednesday comes on the heels of a BuzzFeed News investigation into a US company supplying crowd-control equipment to Hong Kong.
A BuzzFeed News investigation found low-paid American workers producing tear gas in potentially dangerous conditions. It's then shipped to Hong Kong, where it's used against pro-democracy protesters.
The decision to pull the accounts comes after BuzzFeed News and other outlets reported that Chinese state-run media outlets were running ads about Hong Kong on Facebook and Twitter.
As the Hong Kong protests continue, Chinese state media outlets are hoping paid ads on Facebook and Twitter will shift the narrative online.
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“We don’t know what this government can do. We don’t know what these police can do."
Riot police with batons and pepper spray charged protesters outside the terminal after days of extreme tension. One video showed a police officer drawing a gun.
“If we scare ourselves that easily, it’s going to be so easy for the police to break us apart. We have to stand strong and stand together,” Denise Ho told BuzzFeed News.