Hong Kong Protests Reignite, Straining U.K.-China Ties
Hong Kong protests have turned violent again, this time outside the headquarters of the regional government, which was temporarily shut down.By Sebastian Martinez | December 1, 2014
After largely losing the attention of most of the world, the protests in Hong Kong have heated up again as demonstrators try to keep the movement from petering out.
Al Jazeera reports the number of protesters has surged, and the student protesters have adopted a more confrontational strategy by laying siege to the government headquarters, causing it to briefly shut down.
The violent clashes coincided with China's decision to prevent some British members of Parliament from visiting the island on a fact-finding mission and accusing them of meddling in China's internal affairs. (Video via ODN)