Demosisto - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Demosisto


Rappler Talk: Arnold Chung on impact of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement

Dec 02, 2019 - 2:00 PM

On Monday, December 2, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to activist Arnold Chung to discuss what Hong Kong's election results mean to the pro-democracy movement

Hong Kong police round up activists as mass rally called off

Aug 30, 2019 - 12:53 PM

(UPDATED) Umbrella Movement leaders Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow – both still well-regarded among the city's youth – are arrested in dawn swoops, accused of 'inciting others to take part in unauthorized assembly' among other charges

Members of pro-democracy party Demosisto (L-R) Nathan Law, Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow speak to the media after Chief Executive Carrie Lam held a press conference in Hong Kong on June 18, 2019. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologised on June 18 for the political unrest that has shaken Hong Kong, but the pro-Beijing chief executive refused to cave in to demands for her resignation.  Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong arrested

Aug 30, 2019 - 9:32 AM

(UPDATED) Demosistō says its secretary-general was shoved into a private vehicle in broad daylight

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong speaks to the media in front of the high court in Hong Kong on May 16, 2019, before judgement is handed down on his appeal of a three-month jail term received for contempt of court during the clearance of Mong Kok at the 2014 occupy protests. Prominent Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong was sent back to prison on May 16 after he lost an attempt to appeal a jail sentence over his leadership of huge democracy protests five years ago. Isaac LAWRENCE / AFP

Hong Kong targets activists day after vote

Mar 27, 2017 - 1:37 PM

3rd UPDATE Police have informed several leading campaigners who took part in the Umbrella Movement of 2014 that they would be charged in connection with the rallies

PROTEST SYMBOL. In this file photo, a Hong Kong flag in which petals of the city's emblem, the bauhinia flower, have been replaced by yellow umbrellas is displayed at the main protest site in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on October 23, 2014. Philippe Lopez/AFP

China warns new Hong Kong lawmakers not to back independence

Sep 06, 2016 - 2:45 PM

Beijing: We firmly oppose any activity relating to Hong Kong independence in any form inside or outside the Legislative Council

Nathan Law (C) speaks at a rally with Jousha Wong (centre L) and supporters in Causeway bay following Nathan Law's win in the Legislative Council election in Hong Kong on September 5, 2016. Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Young anti-China activists victorious in Hong Kong vote

Sep 05, 2016 - 9:20 AM

UPDATED 4 of the new breed of candidates calling for more autonomy from China were confirmed to have won seats with a fifth also on course for victory

CAREFUL COUNTING. Electoral officials sort through votes cast for the Legislative Council election, at the central counting station in Hong Kong early on September 5, 2016. Anthony Wallace/AFP