Plainclothes police react as anti-government protesters throw an umbrella at them after a protester (C on ground) was detained in a shopping mall in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong on December 24th. Photograph: Philip Fong/AFP

Hong Kong riot police fired rounds of tear gas at thousands of protesters, many wearing masks and reindeer horns, after scuffles in shopping malls and(...)

A protester holds up placards which reads ‘occupy central’ and ‘civil disobedience’ in front of a line of riot police outside government headquarters in Hong Kong last night. Photograph: Reuters

Hong Kong riot police used pepper spray to disperse protesters around government headquarters today, fuelling tension ahead of a planned sit-in by pro(...)