James Legge

James Legge is an online writer for The Independent

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A policeman confronts protesters in the Mong Kok shopping district of Hong Kong

Hong Kong protest talks to go ahead despite police attack on student demonstrators

Officers use pepper spray in effort to break up occupation blocking city roads

A pro-democracy protester shouts towards police after efforts to clear them from an area they were occupying in the Mong Kok shopping district of Hong Kong failed

Hong Kong protests: Calm before the new storm on the barricades with demonstrators ready to continue

As the pro-democracy is bolstered by a timely growth in numbers on the streets, James Legge reports from the barricades and finds protesters keen to continue – and desperate for authorities to meet them half way

Police force their way through a crowd of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong yesterday
Pro-democracy protesters bracing themselves on a road outside the central government offices in the Admiralty district as police march towards them

Hong Kong protests: Crowds lay siege to police HQ and demand justice as anger grows over beating of pro-democracy demonstrator

James Legge talks to students who have lost all faith in policing following two weeks of unrest in the region

A bank worker reinforces a barricade with a large piece of plastic piping. The Hong Kong police have vowed to remove any further barricades that are set up

Hong Kong protests: Demonstrators rebuild barricades after police and masked men attempt to rip them down

Construction work came shortly after the city’s leader said the occupation would not 'continue in the long term'

Leung Chun-ying says he did not disclose the UGL deal because it related to past services

Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying could face impeachment over ‘secret £4m payment’ from Australian engineering company

The chief executive’s office said he had not disclosed the deal because it related to past services and was signed while he held no political office

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, has told protesters he has no intention of stepping down

Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying offers talks with protesters as he refuses to accept calls for him to resign

The embattled chief executive warned protesters the consequences of occupying government buildings would be serious

Lord Patten in June 1997, waving to the crowd as then Outgoing Governor of Hong Kong

Hong Kong protests: China warns of ‘unimaginable consequences’ if demonstrations continue

While former governor Lord Patten tells Beijing they are reneging on two-system deal

Thousands of pro-democracy supporters in Hong Kong have set Wednesday as the deadline for their demand for open elections to be met

Hong Kong protests: Thunderstorms can’t drown out campaigners’ calls for Chinese democracy

Citizens brave rainy weather as suffrage protest takes on a permanent air in the city’s political centre

Up to ten thousand protesters donned yellow ribbons whilst blocking up roads in the shopping district of Mong Kok

Hong Kong protests: Quiet as Occupy Central demonstrations spread among abandoned police vans

A peaceful and buoyant crowd listened to speeches calling for the resignation of the city's leader, Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying

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