Protesters attack a police van outside the Eastern Court in Sai Wan Ho, where 44 people charged for rioting appeared before magistrates on Wednesday. Photo: Sam Tsang

First wave of alleged Hong Kong rioters – including teacher, 16-year-old and Cathay Pacific pilot – released on bail with most handed curfew

  • Nurse also among 44 charged with rioting following Sunday night’s city centre clashes
  • Supporters outside court chant slogans, saying move against accused would only anger more people and fuel further protests
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Protesters attack a police van outside the Eastern Court in Sai Wan Ho, where 44 people charged for rioting appeared before magistrates on Wednesday. Photo: Sam Tsang
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An anti-government protester tries to extinguish tear gas during a clash with riot police in Hong Kong on Saturday. Photo: Sam Tsang

China’s propaganda machine uses foreign voices to support its stance on Hong Kong protests

  • State media rolls out interviews with experts to criticise violence and ‘foreign interference’ in internal affairs amid unrest stemming from extradition bill
  • Language used is aligned with comments made by spokesman for Beijing’s top policy office on Hong Kong affairs on Monday
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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An anti-government protester tries to extinguish tear gas during a clash with riot police in Hong Kong on Saturday. Photo: Sam Tsang
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