What began in early 2019 as peaceful marches against a bill to allow extraditions to mainland China exploded by mid-year into a direct challenge to Beijing’s grip on Hong Kong … ... July 21, 2019; After six months of unrest, anti-Beijing protesters are increasingly unwilling to compromise. In June 2015, Hong Kong legislators formally reject the … Political unrest is the latest factor pushing Hong Kong residents out of their city. The 1 July march in the same year with 550,000 marchers, was the largest 1 July march. ... Hong Kong 1 July marches in 2016. One of the world's busiest airports cancelled all flights after thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters crowded into the main terminal on August 12. The Hong Kong protests have dragged on for more than six months. Hong Kong Airport Shuts Down Amid Pro-Democracy Protest. By Matthew Keegan Contributor Sept. 24, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. Riot police pushes back demonstrators during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China June 10, 2019. The move triggers a massive protest as crowds occupy some of Hong Kong’s most crowded districts for 70 days. Scenes of Chaos in Hong Kong Protest The Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters after some of them vandalized a government building on Sunday. Hong Kong Protests Fuel Emigration Wave. Following is a timeline of the key dates around a now-abandoned extradition bill and the protests it triggered: February 2019 – Hong Kong’s Security Bureau proposes amendments to … Hong Kong rose up in defiance a day after leader Carrie Lam suspended a contentious extradition bill, jamming the streets with hundreds of thousands of people and drawing a … In 2019, the anti-extradition bill protest on 16 June broke the record of largest protest in Hong Kong with nearly 2 million marchers. ... July 9, 2019. Protesters occupy the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport during a demonstration on August 12, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. In the days leading up to the anniversary, tensions were high in Hong Kong, which always sees protests on National Day. Let's break it down. As Hong Kong's protests against China's influence continue, here's an explanation of how it got to this point. Hong Kong International Airport said in a statement that the demonstration "seriously disrupted" airport operations. This year, however, Hong Kong has seen four months of protests … Hong Kong’s Protest Movement and the Fight for the City’s Soul.