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  • Hong Kong merchants losing patience with protesters

    Hong Kong merchants losing patience with protesters
    If commerce is the lifeblood of this fast-dealing metropolis, Ben Pui was having little of it Saturday idling behind his glass shop counter filled with exotic medicinal herbs. “Business is down 90%,” said Pui, whose pharmacy is directly...
  • Posters and poetry: Hong Kong protesters show their creativity

    Posters and poetry: Hong Kong protesters show their creativity
    Hot pink and tangerine, chartreuse and bright blue, the Post-it notes flutter up the outdoor stairway like thousands of fragile Technicolor butterflies, clinging hopefully to the concrete wall of the government office. “We love Hong Kong.”...
  • Hong Kong businesses losing patience with protests

    HONG KONG If commerce is the lifeblood of this fast-dealing metropolis, Ben Pui was having little of it Saturday idling behind his glass shop counter filled with exotic medicinal herbs. "Business is down 90 percent," said Pui, whose pharmacy is...
  • Hong Kong clings to Chinese customs as it defies Beijing's dictates

    HONG KONG Less than a mile from where pro-government mobs clashed the day before with student protesters, Tin Hau temple was an oasis of calm on Saturday; birds chirping in trees, incense wafting from the altars. Every day, Hong Kong residents come to...
  • Hong Kong's leader tells protesters to clear streets by Monday

    Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong and the Beijing-backed government appeared to be on a collision course Saturday night as the city’s chief executive issued a stern warning that people should clear the streets and protest leaders staged a...
  • Clashes erupt in Hong Kong between supporters, opponents of protests

    Screaming until they were red in the face, arguing until they burst into tears, supporters and opponents of Hong Kong's democracy protests faced off Friday afternoon in the dense commercial district of Mong Kok. "Get out!" yelled dozens of men,...
  • Student group pulls out of talks to end Hong Kong protests as pro-government violence mounts

    HONG KONG A leading student group has pulled out of negotiations with the Hong Kong government on ending protests here after an angry crowd surrounded pro-democracy protesters Friday, assaulting them and calling them traitors. Police intervened and...
  • St. Louis County police to command protest detail in Ferguson, Mo.

    FERGUSON, Mo. St. Louis County police have taken over command of officers monitoring protests in Ferguson, at the request of city officials. "This is not an indictment of the way Ferguson has handled the situation," county Police Chief Jon Belmar said in...
  • Violent turn to protests is another jolt to orderly Hong Kong

    Violent turn to protests is another jolt to orderly Hong Kong
    Opponents of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement violently confronted its supporters Friday in the dense commercial district of Mong Kok, ripping down canopies, dragging away metal barricades and throwing punches as the street protests took a chaotic and...
  • Scuffles break out in prime Hong Kong shopping district

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Scuffles between pro-democracy protesters and groups supporting Beijing broke out in a key Hong Kong shopping district on Friday, prompting police to form a human chain between them. More than 50 police were sent to Mong Kok, just...
  • Hong Kong leader refuses to resign but offers talks with protesters

    Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying defied pro-democracy protesters' demands to step down by Friday, with pressure also increasing from Leung's backers in Beijing over one of the most serious political challenges they have faced in decades. Leung refused...