A police water cannon truck attempts to disperse protesters during an anti-government rally on New Year’s Day in Hong Kong. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/EPA.

A peaceful march drawing tens of thousands of anti-government protesters on New Year’s Day spiralled into chaotic scenes as police fired several round(...)

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(...)