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Demonstrators form a human chain during a protest on Nathan Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday.  Photograph: Justin Chin/Bloomberg

Thousands of protesters briefly blocked one of Hong Kong’s main roads on New Year’s Eve after forming human chains across the city and marching throug(...)

Police deploy pepper spray during a protest at the New Town Plaza shopping mall in Shatin in Hong Kong on Sunday. Photograph: Philip Fong/AFP

Small groups of protesters gathered in shopping malls across Hong Kong on Sunday amid brief scuffles with riot police as attention turned to an upcomi(...)

 Protesters are seen in the  Hong Kong Polytechnic University  on Wednesday, the fourth day of a stand-off with police in Hong Kong. Photograph: EPA

Several Hong Kong schoolchildren in uniform were arrested on Wednesday morning, following calls from activists to “paralyse the whole of the city” dur(...)

 Protesters set up a fire during clashes with police at the Chinese University of Hong Kong  on Tuesday. Photograph:  Philip Fong/AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong was on the “brink of total collapse”, the territory’s police warned on Tuesday as a second day of violence pushed the five-month crisis towa(...)

A riot policeman fires teargas on a street in Mongkok district in Hong Kong, China. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

Hong Kong has fallen into recession, hit by five months of anti-government protests that erupted in flames at the weekend, and is unlikely to achieve(...)

Riot police arrest a demonstrator during a protest event at Kwun Tong station in Hong Kong. Photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists and riot police clashed in chaotic scenes around the city on Sunday, with police in full riot gear chasing protester(...)

 Members of the media were hit by Molotov cocktails during a clash between protesters and police at a demonstration in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district on Sunday.  Photograph:  Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

A People’s Liberation Army barracks in Hong Kong issued warnings on Sunday for the first time since protests began in the city four months ago, while (...)

 Pro-democracy protesters arrested by police during a clash at a demonstration in Wan Chai district on Sunday. Photograph:  Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

Chinese soldiers issued a warning to Hong Kong protesters on Sunday who shone lasers at their barracks in the city, in the first direct interaction wi(...)

High school students chant slogans as they stick posters reading ‘all people masked’ on their uniforms as protesters gather in the heart of Hong Kong’s commercial district on Friday. Photograph: Philip Fong/AFP via Getty

A final at an inter-schools swim meet in Hong Kong this week came to an unusual conclusion. The crowd in the arena roared the swimmers on as they plou(...)

 Schoolmates of student Tsang Chi-kin (18), who was shot in the chest by police during violent pro-democracy protests on Tuesday, protest at their school on Wednesday. Photograph: Mohd Rasfan/AFP via Getty Images

Anger was festering and divisions deepening in Hong Kong on Wednesday in the aftermath of fierce violence on China’s national day that left the city r(...)

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