Three Karen activists say they will fight illegal gathering charges after unregistered Karen Martyrs’ Day commemoration in Yangon.
Carrie Lam says discussion forums on economic, social and political issues will be open to public, but insists that violent protests must end.
Police used tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets over the weekend as demonstrations turned violent, with protesters attacking govt offices with petrol bombs.
Business leaders pledged to invest in key industries to calm unstable markets and political unrest, including real estate an tourism, though nothing has been inked yet.
Fishery workers’ application for rights to fish in lakes rejected in favor of wealthy businessmen, they say.
They demand release of jailed protesters; HK warns foreign govts not to interfere as pro-democracy activists call for US assistance; China vows to crush ‘secessionism’.
IDPs and civil society organizations gathered in Kachin State’s capital to draw attention to the plight of Myanmar’s displaced persons as clashes continue in Shan State.
After killing the controversial bill Wednesday, Carrie Lam is due to speak to the media before departing for a trip to China's Guangxi province on Thursday afternoon.
In late night skirmishes Tuesday, they also fired pepper spray. One person was taken from a metro station on a stretcher with an oxygen mask over his face.
Carrie Lam denied the veracity of leaked audio purportedly of her saying that, if it were up to her, she’d apologize and resign for having caused “unforgivable havoc.”
The editorial in the communist party newspaper comes a day after China rotated new troops to the city. It said the soldiers are not there for symbolic purposes.
"He was suddenly pushed into a private car on the street," Wong's political party Demosisto said on its official Twitter account.
The Beijing-backed leader said she still seeks dialogue but that it’s the wrong time to set up an independent inquiry into the crisis—a central demand of protesters.
Police fired water cannons and volleys of tear gas in battles with brick-throwing protesters on Sunday, the second day of violent clashes in the Chinese-ruled city.
"I have thrown rocks … I have also been hit by police with batons. We're all slowly getting used to this. We have to," a “peaceful, middle-class” Hong Kong student said.