Experts probing into situation around cyberattack on Russian foreign ministry’s websiteRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 17:05
Two bandits killed in special operation in Nizhny Novgorod - sourceWorld October 23, 15:15
S Arabian minister invites Russian counterpart to GCC oil ministers meetingBusiness & Economy October 23, 13:42
A family of eight killed in airstrike near Mosul - TVWorld October 23, 13:08
Kiev military launch more than 200 shells, destroy house in DonbassWorld October 23, 11:10
Rescuers evacuate 15 people from house hit by gas explosionSociety & Culture October 23, 11:07
Russian health minister says producing vaccines in Nicaragua is "very profitable"Society & Culture October 23, 7:36
Russia, EU should set up strategic planning committee — former foreign ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 6:07
DPR to raise issue of Ukrainian forces’ shellings in DPR’s south — envoyWorld October 23, 5:06
HONG KONG, December 1. /TASS/. Around 40 protesters have been detained after overnight clashes with police near the government buildings in downtown Hong Kong.
At least four police officers have been injured, a local public broadcaster RTHK reports.
Hundreds of demonstrators came to the government headquarters in the city’s Admiralty district late on Sunday. The protesters, wearing respiratory masks, protective glasses and helmets, attempted to break into the buildings.
Police used batons and pepper sprays to disperse the crowd.
Many protesters remained in the protest zone until Monday morning, blocking the entrances to the buildings, thus forcing government officials to suspend the work and cancel all the scheduled events.
Hong Kong, a former British colony, has been hit by protests for more than two months. The demonstrators’ key demands are that Beijing cancels restrictions at elections of chief executive in 2017 and ensures that they are free and based on universal suffrage.
Under these slogans, the students have staged mass demonstrations which reached their peak in the first week of October, when tens of thousands of local residents took to the streets.