HK’s Joshua Wong takes cause to US Congress, urges pressure on Beijing | AFP

Key activists from Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, including Joshua Wong, appeal directly to US lawmakers to exert pressure on Beijing, warning that an erosion of the city’s special status will embolden China’s leaders around the world.

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Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong meet with Taiwan politicians | AFP

Prominent Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong visit Taipei with fellow pro-democracy politicians to meet with Taiwanese political figures. Wong, along with other activists and lawmakers, was arrested on August 30 in Hong Kong in a sweep that rights groups said was taken directly from Beijing’s playbook, but released later in the day.

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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong leaves court after arrest | AFP

Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow walking out of the court after being arrested on Friday morning, accused of “inciting others to take part in unauthorised assembly” among other charges. IMAGES

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HK activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow arrested | AFP

Several prominent Hong Kong democracy activists have been arrested in a dragnet apparently timed as a warning to protesters planning to rally in defiance of a police ban that threatened to bring fresh violence to the city.

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Joshua Wong gives his take on HK parliament mayhem | AFP

Joshua Wong, an activist who became the face of Hong Kong’s 2014 pro-democracy “Umbrella Movement”, says he doesn’t advocate violence, a day after protesters ransacked the city’s parliament. But he adds that if peaceful protests had worked to convince the pro-Beijing leadership to completely withdraw a controversial China extradition bill, demonstrators would not have had to resort to violence.

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Thousands converge on Hong Kong police HQ in anti-govt demo | AFP

Thousands of protesters, including pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, converge on Hong Kong’s police headquarters, demanding the resignation of the city’s pro-Beijing leader and the release of demonstrators arrested during the territory’s worst political crisis in decades. Wong is also calling on police commissioner Stephen Lo to have a dialogue with the protesters.

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Joshua Wong predicts more protests after HK leader apologises | AFP

Leading Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong predicts more demonstrations to come as the city’s leader Carrie Lam apologises for the extradition crisis but refuses to bow to demands for her resignation. SOUNDBITE

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Hong Kong dissident joins protest after prison release

Joshua Wong, a leader in Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, joined protesters gathered near Hong Kong’s government headquarters after his release from prison. (June 17)

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Hong Kong protest leader Joshua Wong is released from prison | AFP

Joshua Wong, the student leader who became the face of Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Movement” democracy protests in 2014, is released from prison. Wong, clutching a small box of belongings and dressed in a white shirt, walks free from Lai Chi Kok Correctional Institute and is swiftly mobbed by media and supporters.

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