A senior U.S. official says the U.S. condemns the "unjustified use of deadly force" in the latest Hong Kong violence and has urged Hong Kong police and protestors to de-escalate the situation

Map. History of Hong Kong conflict

9 December 2019
After protesters retreated, police continued to fire tear gas into a sports field, where some protesters were. #cuhk is in crisis
Riot police have made a few arrests in Central as social workers asked them to shout their names
Police stormed in from the No 2 bridge after firing tear gas at advancing protesters, who fought back with Molotov cocktails At least four arrests were made as police advanced up Sea Side Drive
Large deployment of anti-riot police in Central Hong Kong
Taipo. HKPolice have fired 10 Tear gas cylinders.  You're hearing the voices of our typical HK middle-aged citizens.  All subs from residents unless noted otherwise3 week ago
Taipo. HKPolice have fired 10 Tear gas cylinders. You're hearing the voices of our typical HK middle-aged citizens. All subs from residents unless noted otherwise
A car that has already been trashed inside the Chinese University campus has been set on fire. Police officers are still firing tear gas at protesters on campus, who remain defiant and refuse to back disperse.
Police have arrived at Central to clear protesters. Pedder Street cleared. A group have been detained with the hands held up. Police have asked journos to leave, not to stay there to observe
Tear gas at sports ground in @CUHKofficial
At Chinese University, protesters retreat after about 15 minutes of repeated volleys of tear gas from police. Some objects are set on fire. At least one protester was subdued by officers on the ground.
As most office workers departed, Rio police fired tear gas on Central's Pedder Street, and made some arrests. Police have also stormed into CUHK again. Photo: Stand News screenshot.
Police just ran at protesters at CUHK, grabbing at least two of them and dragging them along the road
Tear gas fired on Peddar St. Protesters scattering. Few had gear and many are struggling to breath
As protesters have used a double-decker bus to block off Connaught Road Central, a dozen riot police have also secretly arrived at the City Hall carpark
NOW - Police unleashed five minutes of tear gas, rubber bullets and sponge grenade at cuhk protesters, who were advancing their roadblock. Protesters threw petrol bombs and bricks in return
But clashes continue across Hong Kong, including in Kwun Tong and in different parts of the New Territories. At CUHK, police fired tear gas at 3pm again after apparently briefly retreating. Photo: RTHK screenshot.
Students throw bricks at the police, so officers throw them straight back, while also firing other projectiles and more and more tear gas
Police repeatedly fire tear gas at CUHK, as student protesters inch closer to them, hiding behind rubbish bins and umbrellas
The crowd in Central has thinned significantly. About a little more than a hundred, mostly clad in black outfits, remain. They have placed bricks at Connaught Road, which is blocked. They also hurl bricks down the opening of a bypass to obstruct traffic
Protesters succeeded in turning this airport bus into a double-decker barricade by jamming the tires with bricks and pylons as it was reversing away
About 30 protesters on the footbridge between HKU and the train station get ready for riot police to arrive amid rumours they are on their way. They gather bricks and stones. Umbrellas and chairs are ready to be used as shields
In a statememt, the MTR Corporation condemns the "violent acts" of protesters and says throwing objects at a moving train or onto the rail tracks is highly dangerous and could cause a large number of deaths
A black van just ploughed through the field of bricks and other obstacles on Connaught Rd before breaking abruptly before the more serious barrier on the other side of the intersection. Quickly reversed and sped away. Very lucky no one was hurt
A senior U.S. official says the U.S. condemns the "unjustified use of deadly force" in the latest Hong Kong violence and has urged Hong Kong police and protestors to de-escalate the situation
3 week ago
Police stopped and searched a car in Tuen Mun at 11pm. They found helmets, gloves and some bottles of unknown substances in the vehicle.
There is a new roadblock on the road in Yuen Long. (10:30 PM)3 week ago
There is a new roadblock on the road in Yuen Long. (10:30 PM)
Protesters have set a barricade on Argyle Street on fire by burning boxes. Video: SCMP/Alvin Lum3 week ago
Protesters have set a barricade on Argyle Street on fire by burning boxes. Video: SCMP/Alvin Lum
Defiant protesters have advanced towards police whilst using umbrellas as shields. Police fire another round of tear gas in return.  Video: SCMP/Alvin Lum3 week ago
Defiant protesters have advanced towards police whilst using umbrellas as shields. Police fire another round of tear gas in return. Video: SCMP/Alvin Lum
Police fire from their water cannon truck as the truck and the armoured vehicle head from Mong Kok northwards, to the Prince Edward area.  Photo: NowTV screenshot.3 week ago
Police fire from their water cannon truck as the truck and the armoured vehicle head from Mong Kok northwards, to the Prince Edward area. Photo: NowTV screenshot.
Clashes are ongoing in Mong Kok. In the past hour, a petrol bomb has been thrown and tear gas fired3 week ago
Clashes are ongoing in Mong Kok. In the past hour, a petrol bomb has been thrown and tear gas fired
Fire barricade outside the MK market, another attempt to buy time and stop policemen from coming here to TKT side3 week ago
Fire barricade outside the MK market, another attempt to buy time and stop policemen from coming here to TKT side
Protestors building barricades on Monday evening at Sai Wan Ho where a 21 year old man was shot by a live bullet earlier today
One person arrested on Nelson Street. Riot police immediately asked reporters to back off, one shoved me. Another was unnecessarily aggressive, putting his pepper spray in the face of another press member. Detainee   taken into an alley3 week ago
One person arrested on Nelson Street. Riot police immediately asked reporters to back off, one shoved me. Another was unnecessarily aggressive, putting his pepper spray in the face of another press member. Detainee taken into an alley
Road blocks going up in Aberdeen along the Praya Road3 week ago
Road blocks going up in Aberdeen along the Praya Road
3 week ago
In Mong Kok, a water cannon sprays protesters at the junction of Nathan Road and Argyle Street. Mong Kok MTR station is closed
Riot police tear gas and charge crowds in Causeway Bay at around 7pm, arresting several people on Yee Wo Street. Photo: Apple Daily screenshot.
Tear gas is fired in Chai Wan, near a wet market, at 7pm. Photo: Apple Daily screenshot.
Riot police are stationed outside SOGO in Causeway Bay. Multiple rounds of tear gas fired a few mins ago as they warned protesters for engaging in unlawful assembly
Bricks and barricades are laid outside Langham Place, Mong Kok.  Meanwhile, more tear gas is fired in Causeway Bay and Sheung Shui on Monday evening.  Photo: HKFP.3 week ago
Bricks and barricades are laid outside Langham Place, Mong Kok. Meanwhile, more tear gas is fired in Causeway Bay and Sheung Shui on Monday evening. Photo: HKFP.
More tear gas just fired in Causeway Bay. No provocation at least they raised the black flag for about ten seconds beforehand this time
Police just shot teargas in Causeway Bay again. At a few hundred people on the pavement. Two police officers with teargas rifles just pointed them at people standing in an MTR entrance & threatened to fire. MTR to its credit kept the entrance open so people could escape
More teargas fired. Three flags raised. But riot police still have not blocked Waterloo Road, so every green light, vehicles pass through,  offering a brief window of ceasefire for protesters to move up again3 week ago
More teargas fired. Three flags raised. But riot police still have not blocked Waterloo Road, so every green light, vehicles pass through, offering a brief window of ceasefire for protesters to move up again
Carrie Lam said protesters would be making "wishful thinking" if they thought the govt would bow to violence and make further concessions to their "so-called political demands" #antielab
Hong Kong leader CarrieLam says "rioters'" actions have far exceeded their "so called demands" & they are enemies of the people
Lam Presser: Lam is condemning the violence and saying that about 60 are injured, including the protester shot and the man set alight. The latter is in a more serious condition apparently
Carrie LAM press conference now: blamed the radical protestors making HK unsafe, saying her friends including some senior citizens messaged her asking if safe to go out.
Three black flags were raised on Waterloo Street in MongKok after protesters moved forward. Volleys of teargas fired towards Nathan Road, enshrouding the area in smoke. At least one petrol bomb was thrown in return3 week ago
Three black flags were raised on Waterloo Street in MongKok after protesters moved forward. Volleys of teargas fired towards Nathan Road, enshrouding the area in smoke. At least one petrol bomb was thrown in return
Riot police fired two rounds of tear gas, after protesters retreated to Causeway Bay refused to leave
Right after this shot 2min ago, police shot teargas & charged on Hennessy Rd at Sogo in Causeway Bay
As dusk begins to fall on HongKong, protests continue in Kwun Tong, Tai Po and Tin Shui Wai, with tear gas intermittently fired. Photo: Apple Daily screenshot3 week ago
As dusk begins to fall on HongKong, protests continue in Kwun Tong, Tai Po and Tin Shui Wai, with tear gas intermittently fired. Photo: Apple Daily screenshot
Riot police left Wong Tai Sin square at around 5pm after being stationed there for three hours. Immediately after they left, protesters began pulling up bricks from the ground and threw them onto Lung Cheung road.   Video: SCMP/Karen Zhang3 week ago
Riot police left Wong Tai Sin square at around 5pm after being stationed there for three hours. Immediately after they left, protesters began pulling up bricks from the ground and threw them onto Lung Cheung road. Video: SCMP/Karen Zhang
Riot police advancing rapidly eastward in Wan Chai. Already at this barricade where the photo was taken two minutes ago. Most protesters have fled toward Causeway Bay. A very familiar pattern
Taipo.  Their tear gas caused this fire.3 week ago
Taipo. Their tear gas caused this fire.
Vandalism in SaiWanHo display cupboards and trays from a Maxim's cake shop are taken out, and strew across the road.
Tear gas has been fired outside Tai Po Police Station. Video: SCMP/Stanley Shin3 week ago
Tear gas has been fired outside Tai Po Police Station. Video: SCMP/Stanley Shin
Chief Executive Carrie Lam to give a media address at 6pm today. #HongKong
Police: 266 people arrested in the past week. The youngest is 11 years old. The oldest 74
Riot police are advancing on Chater Garden in Central, removing barricades as they go. At the other side of the square, protesters retreat to outside Cheung Kong Tower
In response to the motorbike incident, HongKong police said that they have suspended the officer who drove the motorbike into the crowd, and is currently investigating the incident
Heavy riot police presence continues in Central, where a water cannon truck is arriving. Photo: Telegram.
Multiple rounds of tear gas have been fired on Tai Wu Road, near to the Mega Mall in Tai Po.  Protesters are refusing to leave the area and gather in On Pong Road  HongKongProtests4 week ago
Multiple rounds of tear gas have been fired on Tai Wu Road, near to the Mega Mall in Tai Po. Protesters are refusing to leave the area and gather in On Pong Road #HongKongProtests
The injured man(who was set on fire) has been taken to Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin for treatment. He has second-degree burns on 28 per cent of his body, mainly on his chest and arms4 week ago
The injured man(who was set on fire) has been taken to Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin for treatment. He has second-degree burns on 28 per cent of his body, mainly on his chest and arms
Tear gas is fired in Tai Po at 2:30pm. Photo: Apple Daily screenshot.4 week ago
Tear gas is fired in Tai Po at 2:30pm. Photo: Apple Daily screenshot.
The police also put tear gas on the periphery of the University. (2:30 PM)
Earlier today a train carriage was reportedly set on fire at Kwai Fong MTR station. Passengers inside were evacuated4 week ago
Earlier today a train carriage was reportedly set on fire at Kwai Fong MTR station. Passengers inside were evacuated
More gun-pointing in Wong Tai Sin without any flag raised. Only drew more heckling from the crowd4 week ago
More gun-pointing in Wong Tai Sin without any flag raised. Only drew more heckling from the crowd
Police charge at cuhk at around 1430. At least three arrested
Health care staff are among the dozens attending a rally in the lobby of Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan, where a 21-year-old shot by police is being looked after. They are protesting against alleged police brutality
After unloading dozens of tear gas and other rounds at cuhk protesters, police charged and subdued at least three people
Riot police stormed the Chinese University of Hong Kong again shortly after 2pm, making multiple arrests. Photo: Stand News screenshot.
4 week ago
There is a video circulating online that shows a pro-government man who confronted protesters being poured inflammatory liquids and set on fire in Ma On Shan.
Protesters appear to be heading towards Admiralty, before turning back to Central. Video: SCMP/Alvin Lum
Thousands are marching east on Connaught Rd from Pedder St.
A constant barrage of tear gas and projectiles is fired towards protesting students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Photo: Stand News.
Rounds and rounds of tear gas and other ammunition deployed at protesters at cuhk near a bridge overlooking Tolo Harbour. Residue of petrol bombs in the direction of police
Sai Wan Ho Holy Cross Church Deacon Simon Chan told a crowd that police accused the five arrestees of throwing bricks, and he had no power to stop them from entering the church and making arrests. The crowd responded angrily. Photo: Stand News screenshot.
Police retreated and then, as the crowd closed in again, more tear gas. Now (true to form) they have jumped in their vans and departed
Hong Kong CBD Central, lunch time. Endless tear gas
Another large fire breaks out at PolyU. Firefighters arrive to put out the blaze Video: SCMP/Kathleen Magramo
At around 1:30pm, riot police charged heckling crowds in Kwun Tong, making arrests, and beating arrestees even after subduing them. Earlier, police charged the APM mall and arrested at least two pro-democracy District Council candidates. Photo: Apple Daily.4 week ago
At around 1:30pm, riot police charged heckling crowds in Kwun Tong, making arrests, and beating arrestees even after subduing them. Earlier, police charged the APM mall and arrested at least two pro-democracy District Council candidates. Photo: Apple Daily.
4 week ago
An MTR spokesman reveals details about an incident at Kwai Fong station at 8am when he says a protester threw two petrol bombs inside a carriage. The train was to head in the direction of Central. Its doors were open and passengers were boarding
Police fire tear gas and charge up Pedder Street
Here's people running into Central MTR station after tear gas was fired
Police just fired several volleys of tear gas to disperse protesters
Black flag raised again on Pedder St
In another unprecedented act on Monday at noon, riot police stormed a Sai Wan Ho church to make arrests. Photo: Stand News.
From just behind the frontline looking toward police lines on Pedder St, Central
The #LiberateHongKong #RevolutionOfOurTimes flag is flying on the front line on Pedder St. protesters advanced about 100m, police raised the black flag. A standoff, about 100m between police & protesters
A group of frontliners have set up opposite police on Pedder St among the officer workers
Protester who ran into the church was arrested and taken onto a police van, allegedly for throwing bricks at the police said the churches spokesperson
Police again raising black and orange warning flags in Central
A university lecturer goes on strike in Mong Kok, holding up a sign reading: it's not you who was shot with a live round, but do you still have the mood to go to work? Photo: InMedia.4 week ago
A university lecturer goes on strike in Mong Kok, holding up a sign reading: "it's not you who was shot with a live round, but do you still have the mood to go to work?" Photo: InMedia.
Citizens covered a black clad girl who was almost caught by riot police in Central with their bodies, despite rounds of pepper spray in super close range
Protesters have returned to Pedder St after the police teargas attack. It appears police also have reinforcements
#HKprotesters blocking Pedder and Queen's Road Central
This is the central business district of HongKong. Police just fired tear gas to disperse mostly office workers. "Murders," people chanted
An office worker hit in the head by a teargas canister just in Central. This past weekend, a man died in Iraq after being hit in the head by a teargas canister. Still, HK police employ teargas recklessly
12.51pm - Crowds hit by teargas on Pedder Street take shelter inside Landmark Mall
Tear gas fired in Pedder Street, Central as police tried to disperse crowd. At least five rounds of TG fired
Volleys of tear gas fired on Pedder Street and Des Veoux Road when riot police were outnumber by angry and defiant lunch break protesters, who called them "murderers"
About a dozen teargas rounds just shot on Pedder Rd in Central during lunch hour moments after this photo
Molotovs thrown around street barrier outside HKU fire Dept here
Sai Wan Ho: a man was yelling at the police and as a female police officer asked this man to calm down, her colleague couldn't wait but pepper sprayed the man right in his face
Some frontliners preparing Molotov cocktails outside of HKU but scene is mostly deserted
Police raise a black flag, a warning that they will fire tear gas, as they face protesters in the heart of Hong Kong's business district
SCMP reporting medical sources that the 21-year-old man shot in Hong Kong this morning is out of surgery. Bullet removed and in the ICU. Right kidney and liver ruptured
Blue flag raised on Des Voeux Rd. Pedder blocked by thousands of protesters staring down riot policemen on the corner. Very provocative police actions
Riot police are stationed in Chater Garden and outside of Central MTR station, as online users suggest there will be a march at lunchtime. Several rioters wearing masks are stopped and searched, but are allowed to leave
Hong Kong police confirm one male was shot in Sai Wan Ho
An office worker is standing in front of riot police in central, live footage by @StandNewsHK Two HongKong Protesters Shot, One in Critical Condition
Police outside CUHK shot tear gas into the campus after protesters advanced toward the entrance. After an exchange of bricks and bullets, police drove off. Traffic on Tai Po Road is still blocked
Riot police fired tear gas and multiple volleys of bean bag rounds into the Chinese University of Hong Kong campus prior to noon. Photo: iCable screenshot.
A press member from HK01 broke down in tears saying his daughter's upstairs as officers fired tear gas to disperse protesters. Police had returned to Sai Wan Ho after protesters set fire and road blocks.
At about 9 o'clock in the morning, in Kwai Fong, a traffic on a motorcycle has ran protesters over. Several injuries reported.4 week ago
At about 9 o'clock in the morning, in Kwai Fong, a traffic on a motorcycle has ran protesters over. Several injuries reported.
The police have just fired live rounds at protesters in Sai Wan Ho in HongKong. It's only 7:30am.Today, citizens have planned a GeneralStrike to protest the government's use of repressive police violence to clamp down on protests for justice and democracy.
Police arrested 88 people on Sunday
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