Hong Kong suspends metro system and closes banks after violent protests

Carrie Lams ban on face masks provokes fury ahead of march on Sunday, although parts of the subway system were reopened Hong Kongs metro system was suspended and many of its banks and shopping malls closed after a Hong Kong protesters defy face mask ban video Also on Sunday, opposition lawmakers sought an emergency injunction in a bid to overturn the face mask ban. I would say this is one of the most important constitutional cases in the history of Hong Kong, lawmaker Dennis Kwok told reporters outside court on Sunday. This could be the very last constitutional fight on our part. In the name of law they are trying to hurt the people and they try to crush the …

Arrests and rising tension as Hong Kong prepares for protests on China’s national day

Crackdown begins on high-profile activists in Hong Kong and the mainland ahead of 70th anniversary Authorities have arrested at least two high-profile activists as Hong Kong prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic of China on Tuesday. A large demonstration organised by the group Civil Human Rights Front, which has organised previous mass protests, has been banned by the police, but protesters have vowed to turn out on 1 October to show their anger and frustration at the erosion of rights under Chinese rule. On Monday activist Ventus Lau and actor Gregory Wong were arrested on charges related to an incident on 1 July when protesters barged into the legislature building and vandalised the …