Hong Kong faces 24th weekend of protests

Philip FONG / AFP

Hong Kong protesters are planning a 24th straight weekend of pro-democracy rallies as anger deepens against the police over the death of a student.

Demonstrations are planned inside shopping malls across the Chinese-ruled city on Sunday. 

A rally originally planned for Saturday to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall has been postponed and a "support martyrs" assembly is expected in the evening instead.

Protesters have also called for a general strike on Monday and for people to block public transport.

On Friday, violent clashes between protestors and the police erupted as hundreds gathered for candlelight vigils for the deceased student.

Since June, protesters have been fighting for greater democratic rights.

More from International

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • The Agenda

    10:00am - 1:00pm

    Broadcasting every weekday, Georgia Tolley goes beyond the headlines to speak to government ministers, decision makers, analysts and local experts to find out how the news will impact those of us living in the UAE.

  • Entertainment Extra

    1:00pm - 2:00pm


On Dubai Eye

  • Flying Taxis

    It sounds like an episode of The Jetsons, but the sight of flying taxis whizzing around our cities could be much closer than you think.

  • Tough penalties for deliberate tax evasion

    The UAE has said that tougher penalties will come into force from 1st August for not keeping proper corporate tax records.