Hong Kong activists face riot charges after holiday protest

HONG KONG — Several dozen people have appeared in a Hong Kong court to face rioting charges following a violent clash earlier this week between protesters and police over a clampdown on holiday street food vendors.

See Full Article

Hong Kong police and local media reports said 37 people were attending court in Kowloon on Thursday, each facing one count of taking part in a riot.

Defendants were being given bail and their cases adjourned until April, the reports said.

Police arrested a total of 64 people after the bloody street battle, which erupted late Monday in densely populated Mong Kok and lasted until dawn Tuesday.

Activists were angered by authorities' attempts to crack down on food hawkers selling fishballs and other local delicacies for the Lunar New Year holiday.



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • After Trump pushes him aside, Montenegro's PM calls it 'harmless'

    World News CTV News
    BRUSSELS -- President Donald Trump's push to get in front of the pack at a NATO summit generated indignation in the Balkans and garnered attention on social media -- but the man he shoved aside took it in stride. Source
  • Weak or non-existent El Nino to contribute to above-normal hurricane season

    Canada News CTV News
    HALIFAX -- Warm water temperatures and a weak or non-existent El Nino will contribute to an above-normal hurricane season this year, the Canadian Hurricane Centre said Thursday. Bob Robichaud, a meteorologist at the Halifax-based centre, said figures released by the U.S. Source
  • Monstrous cyclones discovered over Jupiter's poles [Video]

    World News Toronto Sun
    CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Monstrous cyclones are churning over Jupiter’s poles, until now a largely unexplored region that is more turbulent than scientists expected. NASA’s Juno spacecraft spotted the chaotic weather at the top and bottom of Jupiter once it began skimming the cloud tops last year, surprising researchers who assumed the giant gas planet would be relatively boring and uniform down low. Source
  • U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he'll end 'war on terror'

    World News CTV News
    LONDON -- British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says his Labour Party will change U.K. foreign policy and abandon the "war on terror," if it wins next month's election. Corbyn plans to say Friday that military interventions since 2001 have not only failed to stop the threat of violent attacks, but may have worsened it. Source
  • U.S. appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban [Video]

    World News Toronto Sun
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban “speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination,” a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the executive order targeting six Muslim-majority countries. Source
  • Boston airport massage therapist charged with raping customer inside Logan Airport Be Relax studio

    World News Toronto Sun
    BOSTON — A massage therapist has been arrested on charges he raped a customer inside a massage studio at Boston’s Logan Airport. Police say 29-year-old Darnell Williams, of Boston, was arraigned Thursday on a count of rape. Source
  • Mom accused of smothering baby while high, drunk

    World News Toronto Sun
    MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman under the influence of alcohol and marijuana rolled over on her 2-month-old son and passed out, smothering him to death. Arissa Ward, of Middletown, faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child in the Dec. Source
  • Man arrested in case of dog found buried alive near Montreal that later died

    Canada News CTV News
    MONTREAL -- Quebec provincial police say a man has been arrested for animal cruelty in the case of a dog that died after being found buried alive south of Montreal this week. Sgt. Ingrid Asselin says the man in his 40s came to investigators himself, was questioned and released with a promise to appear at a later date. Source
  • Quebec resort in town of Charlevoix to host 2018 G7 meetings

    Canada News CTV News
    OTTAWA -- Canada will play host to next year's meeting of G7 leaders at a remote luxury resort in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, The Canadian Press has learned. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to make the announcement at some point during this year's G7 meetings, which get underway Friday in Sicily. Source
  • Brooklyn prison guards charged with sexually abusing female inmates

    World News Toronto Sun
    NEW YORK — A federal prison guard supervisor charged with repeatedly raping a female inmate who he knew spoke little English and would be turned over to immigration authorities was among three guards arrested Thursday in a prison sexual abuse scandal, authorities said. Source