Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Presenter:Samantha Butler and Ian Pooler
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Hong Kong sees another weekend of violent clashes Listen
Street brawls; petrol bombs; fires; water cannons and tear gas all figured in yet another weekend of violence that saw clashes all the way from Admiralty to North Point. Despite a heavy police presence around Fortress Hill, numerous brawls broke out in the area throughout the night. Many people, including some journalists, were injured, and as Joanne Wong reports, some people blamed police for not doing enough to stem the violence.
Protesters attack government headquarters Listen
In Admiralty, police once again deployed a water-cannon truck against protesters who had been throwing petrol bombs and bricks at government headquarters. Cecil Wong reports.
MTR trains suspended due to arson, vandalism Listen
Protesters also set off multiple fires in and around Wan Chai and once again damaged equipment at several MTR train stations, prompting the railway to suspend services to Admiralty, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay for the entire evening. Candice Wong reports.
Rally outside UK consulate to 'save HK' Listen
Earlier on Sunday, several hundred people rallied outside the British Consulate, calling on the UK government to 'save Hong Kong'. Altis Wong reports.
Analyst says violent protests worsening Listen
Freelance journalist Chris Yeung says the situation has gone from bad to worse despite the Chief Executive Carrie Lam caving in to one of the protesters' demands to formally withdraw the extradition bill. He told Ian Pooler that other efforts of the government, such as attempting to set up a platform for dialogue and introducing HK$20 billion of sweeteners, have done almost nothing to reduce political tensions.
Bi-partisan support for US legislation on HK democracy Listen
Demosisto's Secretary-general, Joshua Wong, is in Washington DC, to try to rally support from US lawmakers to approve the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which aims to support democracy for the SAR. Wong will attend a congressional hearing on Tuesday. RTHK's Washington-based economics correspondent, Barry Wood, told Samantha Butler the act had bi-partisan support. But Wood also said there would be little chance to link Hong Kong’s political situation to any Sino-US trade deal.