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How marauding gang struck fear into Yuen Long, leaving dozens of protesters and passengers injured, and Hong Kong police defending their response

Victims seen begging for mercy in harrowing ordeal at hands of more than 100 men dressed in white, hell-bent on dishing out indiscriminate beatings.

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Victims seen begging for mercy in harrowing ordeal at hands of more than 100 men dressed in white, hell-bent on dishing out indiscriminate beatings.

How marauding gang struck fear into Yuen Long, leaving dozens of protesters and passengers injured, and Hong Kong police defending their response
Hong Kong police arrest six men over Yuen Long rampage by weapon-wielding mob, after unprecedented night of violence following extradition protests

Arrests are first in connection with bloody rampage, with police saying dozens more suspects on their radar, including triad members.

4 hours ago

Arrests are first in connection with bloody rampage, with police saying dozens more suspects on their radar, including triad members.

Hong Kong police arrest six men over Yuen Long rampage by weapon-wielding mob, after unprecedented night of violence following extradition protests
Hong Kong police to launch raids on white-clad thugs, including members of 14K and Wo Shing Wo triad gangs, who unleashed terror on protesters and bystanders in Yuen Long

Force preparing major arrest operation against mob, with faction leader of notorious triad group on list of dozens of suspects.

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Force preparing major arrest operation against mob, with faction leader of notorious triad group on list of dozens of suspects.

Hong Kong police to launch raids on white-clad thugs, including members of 14K and Wo Shing Wo triad gangs, who unleashed terror on protesters and bystanders in Yuen Long
Police looking for more than 700 ‘core’ extradition bill protesters involved in recent clashes in Hong Kong

Sources say most of them those wanted are under the age of 25 and are divided into two groups – one radical and violent, and the other providing logistical support.

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Sources say most of them those wanted are under the age of 25 and are divided into two groups – one radical and violent, and the other providing logistical support.

Police looking for more than 700 ‘core’ extradition bill protesters involved in recent clashes in Hong Kong
Three arrested over Hong Kong’s ‘largest-ever’ bomb plot on eve of major anti-government protest

Three men in their 20s have been detained, as the case in Tsuen Wan comes amid a weekend of tensions over planned protests against the extradition bill.

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Three men in their 20s have been detained, as the case in Tsuen Wan comes amid a weekend of tensions over planned protests against the extradition bill.

Three arrested over Hong Kong’s ‘largest-ever’ bomb plot on eve of major anti-government protest
Security lockdown in city as Hong Kong government and police headquarters are barricaded with water barriers to ‘prepare for the worst’ with protesters

Police tell organiser Civil Human Rights Front to shorten its proposed march route, ending the event outside Southorn Playground in Wan Chai rather than in Central.

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Police tell organiser Civil Human Rights Front to shorten its proposed march route, ending the event outside Southorn Playground in Wan Chai rather than in Central.

Security lockdown in city as Hong Kong government and police headquarters are barricaded with water barriers to ‘prepare for the worst’ with protesters
Ten injured in yet another Hong Kong bus crash the day after driver becomes latest to die on city’s roads

Minibus and KMB double-decker collide on Castle Peak Road in Tsuen Wan, the day after driver becomes latest to die on city’s roads.

19 Jul 2019 - 3:37PM

Minibus and KMB double-decker collide on Castle Peak Road in Tsuen Wan, the day after driver becomes latest to die on city’s roads.

Ten injured in yet another Hong Kong bus crash the day after driver becomes latest to die on city’s roads
Fatal crash on Hong Kong motorway leaves bus driver dead and 14 injured in New Territories

Driver of double-decker freed from wreckage but later pronounced dead in hospital, as incident closes lane of Tsing Long Highway.

18 Jul 2019 - 11:33PM

Driver of double-decker freed from wreckage but later pronounced dead in hospital, as incident closes lane of Tsing Long Highway.

Fatal crash on Hong Kong motorway leaves bus driver dead and 14 injured in New Territories
Hong Kong worker dies after becoming trapped under mechanical digger that toppled over at Tai Po building site

The 47-year-old was trapped under excavator that fell on its side during works in Tai Po.

18 Jul 2019 - 3:45PM

The 47-year-old was trapped under excavator that fell on its side during works in Tai Po.

Hong Kong worker dies after becoming trapped under mechanical digger that toppled over at Tai Po building site
Hong Kong police leaders ‘ordered Sha Tin rescue mission for besieged officers’ at New Town Plaza, where bloody clashes occurred

Squad of nearly 100 riot police took 30 minutes to find and rescue 20 elite officers who were trapped in New Town Plaza on Sunday night.

18 Jul 2019 - 11:35PM

Squad of nearly 100 riot police took 30 minutes to find and rescue 20 elite officers who were trapped in New Town Plaza on Sunday night.

Hong Kong police leaders ‘ordered Sha Tin rescue mission for besieged officers’ at New Town Plaza, where bloody clashes occurred
What rights do Hong Kong police have when it comes to entering premises? All you need to know following Sha Tin mall clashes

Contentious talking point has emerged after protesters claim riot police had no right to enter New Town Plaza following Sunday’s peaceful protest.

18 Jul 2019 - 11:42AM

Contentious talking point has emerged after protesters claim riot police had no right to enter New Town Plaza following Sunday’s peaceful protest.

What rights do Hong Kong police have when it comes to entering premises? All you need to know following Sha Tin mall clashes
Man, 58, lured to Hong Kong subdivided flat for sex loses HK$150,000 Rolex watch

Case is the latest in spate of similar thefts targeting local men using sex or massage services in recent months.

17 Jul 2019 - 10:29PM

Case is the latest in spate of similar thefts targeting local men using sex or massage services in recent months.

Man, 58, lured to Hong Kong subdivided flat for sex loses HK$150,000 Rolex watch
Hong Kong police anger has reached boiling point after force is cast as public enemy in extradition bill fiasco while protesters break law at will, insiders say

Plain-clothes police say better tactics are needed while extra equipment cannot protect them from people who want to ‘take officers’ lives by any means’.

17 Jul 2019 - 4:00PM

Plain-clothes police say better tactics are needed while extra equipment cannot protect them from people who want to ‘take officers’ lives by any means’.

Hong Kong police anger has reached boiling point after force is cast as public enemy in extradition bill fiasco while protesters break law at will, insiders say
Head wounds, a severed finger, police and protesters in hospital: how a peaceful rally in Hong Kong descended into bloodshed and chaos in Sha Tin’s New Town Plaza mall

Protesters and local councillors blame police who ‘blocked demonstrators from exiting shopping centre’ while officers say they were forced to act after being hit with torrent of objects hurled from above.

16 Jul 2019 - 3:15PM

Protesters and local councillors blame police who ‘blocked demonstrators from exiting shopping centre’ while officers say they were forced to act after being hit with torrent of objects hurled from above.

Head wounds, a severed finger, police and protesters in hospital: how a peaceful rally in Hong Kong descended into bloodshed and chaos in Sha Tin’s New Town Plaza mall
Hong Kong protesters blame developer Sun Hung Kai for clashes with police in Sha Tin’s New Town Plaza

Protesters are planning to launch a campaign to boycott shopping malls owned by Sun Hung Kai Properties.

16 Jul 2019 - 11:00AM

Protesters are planning to launch a campaign to boycott shopping malls owned by Sun Hung Kai Properties.

Hong Kong protesters blame developer Sun Hung Kai  for clashes with police in Sha Tin’s New Town Plaza
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam offers solace to injured police as frontline officers warn of reaching breaking point amid protest violence

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says police were ‘very professional and restrained’ but were attacked by ‘rioters’ whose actions will not be tolerated.

16 Jul 2019 - 9:13AM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says police were ‘very professional and restrained’ but were attacked by ‘rioters’ whose actions will not be tolerated.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam offers solace to injured police as frontline officers warn of reaching breaking point amid protest violence
Emotional Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam opens up to political allies at private dinner while city’s police force braces for another weekend of protests

Chief Executive Carrie Lam made remark to members of Hong Kong Construction Association about whether she would see them again next year, as police brace for more protests.

13 Jul 2019 - 3:43PM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam made remark to members of Hong Kong Construction Association about whether she would see them again next year, as police brace for more protests.

Emotional Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam opens up to political allies at private dinner while city’s police force braces for another weekend of protests
Hong Kong police strengthen security in Sha Tin fearing possibility of transport hub, shopping centre or government offices becoming target for radical protesters

Government buildings, police station, New Town Plaza and MTR and bus transport hubs could all become targets of radical protesters, source says

13 Jul 2019 - 8:00AM

Government buildings, police station, New Town Plaza and MTR and bus transport hubs could all become targets of radical protesters, source says

Hong Kong police strengthen security in Sha Tin fearing possibility of transport hub, shopping centre or government offices becoming target for radical protesters
Hong Kong police officers cheat death as metre-long iron bar spears windscreen on West Kowloon Highway

Heavy metal rod pierces moving vehicle, somehow missing officers and slightly injuring one with shattered glass.

12 Jul 2019 - 4:12PM

Heavy metal rod pierces moving vehicle, somehow missing officers and slightly injuring one with shattered glass.

Hong Kong police officers cheat death as metre-long iron bar spears windscreen on West Kowloon Highway
Three newborn kittens found dead with legs bound by rope among abandoned litter of five in Hong Kong village

One of the two surviving cats died later at SPCA headquarters. Animal cruelty case is second in a week in city, with earlier incident involving poisoned dogs.

12 Jul 2019 - 2:20PM

One of the two surviving cats died later at SPCA headquarters. Animal cruelty case is second in a week in city, with earlier incident involving poisoned dogs.

Three newborn kittens found dead with legs bound by rope among abandoned litter of five in Hong Kong village
Deploy auxiliary police around ‘Lennon Walls’ to head off confrontations, says former Hong Kong minister Joseph Wong

Former civil service secretary Joseph Wong also suggests electoral reform for Legco and for rethink of ‘one-way’ permit system that allows mainland Chinese to settle in city.

12 Jul 2019 - 11:27PM

Former civil service secretary Joseph Wong also suggests electoral reform for Legco and for rethink of ‘one-way’ permit system that allows mainland Chinese to settle in city.

Deploy auxiliary police around ‘Lennon Walls’ to head off confrontations, says former Hong Kong minister Joseph Wong
Beijing’s top man in Hong Kong backs Carrie Lam and slams ‘uncivilised radicals’ as retired policemen arrested over ‘Lennon Wall’ clashes

Liaison office director Wang Zhimin underlines importance of rule of law and decries violence of protesters who vandalised Hong Kong’s legislature complex.

12 Jul 2019 - 6:53AM

Liaison office director Wang Zhimin underlines importance of rule of law and decries violence of protesters who vandalised Hong Kong’s legislature complex.

Beijing’s top man in Hong Kong backs Carrie Lam and slams ‘uncivilised radicals’ as retired policemen arrested over ‘Lennon Wall’ clashes
Two retired policemen among three people arrested over clashes sparked by ‘Lennon Walls’, Hong Kong’s latest show of defiance against hated extradition bill

Former officers are involved in row at Yau Tong MTR station where showdown between protesters and government supporters erupts. Third suspect filmed repeatedly punching younger man in Kowloon Bay.

11 Jul 2019 - 7:25PM

Former officers are involved in row at Yau Tong MTR station where showdown between protesters and government supporters erupts. Third suspect filmed repeatedly punching younger man in Kowloon Bay.

Two retired policemen among three people arrested over clashes sparked by ‘Lennon Walls’, Hong Kong’s latest show of defiance against hated extradition bill
Police hunt suspected poisoner after four dogs die and three fall ill at Hong Kong village house

The seven adult mongrels were among 17 dogs being kept at a house in Tai Po Tin village, off Ping Che Road in Ta Kwu Ling.

10 Jul 2019 - 10:59PM

The seven adult mongrels were among 17 dogs being kept at a house in Tai Po Tin village, off Ping Che Road in Ta Kwu Ling.

Police hunt suspected poisoner after four dogs die and three fall ill at Hong Kong village house
Hong Kong swimmer drowns at Welcome Beach, Lantau Island, day before he was due to find out his Diploma of Secondary Education results

Friends realise the 18-year-old is missing while swimming outside safety nets at popular beach spot. Teen is pronounced dead at 7.51pm on Tuesday.

10 Jul 2019 - 12:16PM

Friends realise the 18-year-old is missing while swimming outside safety nets at popular beach spot. Teen is pronounced dead at 7.51pm on Tuesday.

Hong Kong swimmer drowns at Welcome Beach, Lantau Island, day before he was due to find out his Diploma of Secondary Education results
Drug dealers offering free travel and quick cash to lure young Hongkongers into trafficking cocaine, Ice and ketamine mules

Criminals recruit youngsters as cocaine mules by offering free trips across Asia and South America. Four suspects aged as young as 15 arrested in customs operation.

9 Jul 2019 - 8:32PM

Criminals recruit youngsters as cocaine mules by offering free trips across Asia and South America. Four suspects aged as young as 15 arrested in customs operation.

Drug dealers offering free travel and quick cash to lure young Hongkongers into trafficking cocaine, Ice and ketamine mules
Manhunt in Hong Kong for three masked robbers who stole HK$100,000 in valuables and cash from man who left mahjong parlour

Culprits threatened the victim with two knives and robbed him of a Rolex watch, a gold necklace, bracelet and HK$2,000 in cash, police said.

8 Jul 2019 - 2:24PM

Culprits threatened the victim with two knives and robbed him of a Rolex watch, a gold necklace, bracelet and HK$2,000 in cash, police said.

Manhunt in Hong Kong for three masked robbers who stole HK$100,000 in valuables and cash from man who left mahjong parlour
1,500 Hong Kong police officers on standby to prevent unrest and conflict with mainland Chinese tourists during extradition bill protest on Sunday

Mainland officials handling Hong Kong affairs wary of clashes with tourists during protest near West Kowloon rail terminus; riot officers and rail station on alert as 2,000 protesters will start march from Tsim Sha Tsui.

6 Jul 2019 - 12:22PM

Mainland officials handling Hong Kong affairs wary of clashes with tourists during protest near West Kowloon rail terminus; riot officers and rail station on alert as 2,000 protesters will start march from Tsim Sha Tsui.

1,500 Hong Kong police officers on standby to prevent unrest and conflict with mainland Chinese tourists during  extradition bill protest on Sunday
Five fisherman rescued after boat sinks in sea east of Hong Kong

Crew all pulled safely from sea by passing vessel and later transferred to marine police launch.

5 Jul 2019 - 3:53PM

Crew all pulled safely from sea by passing vessel and later transferred to marine police launch.

Five fisherman rescued after boat sinks in sea east of Hong Kong
Radical core of Hong Kong protesters who trashed city’s legislature were ‘prepared to die for their cause’

If any protesters were injured or killed, police would have been blamed to spark condemnation and bring whole administration down, says source.

8 Jul 2019 - 11:58AM

If any protesters were injured or killed, police would have been blamed to spark condemnation and bring whole administration down, says source.

Radical core of Hong Kong protesters who trashed city’s legislature were ‘prepared to die for their cause’