Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam faces public in dialogue session
29 September 2019 | 8:40 am
Carrie Lam has spoken with members of the Hong Kong public in a special dialogue session to resolve the city's political unrest. The meeting comes after 17 straight weeks of sometimes violent anti-government protests.
Hong Kong authorities have barred from entry a Japanese photographer who documented the 2019 protests. Experts worry the crackdown on local media is being expanded to foreign journalists.
What's left of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement? Since the implementation of the 2020 National Security law, police have been arresting anti-regime activists en masse. Most are now in prison or in exile. Authorities dissuade and crack down on all forms of protest.
George Pell is currently lying in state in a Sydney cathedral. Police have sought a court order to prevent protesters from disrupting his funeral.
Dozens of pro-democracy figures have been charged with "conspiracy to commit subversion" and are facing possible life sentences. Their trial opened two years after the initial arrests.
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