Author: Sophie Beach

Sophie Beach lives in Berkeley, California. She previously served as senior research associate for Asia at the Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based press freedom organization. She received her master's degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Her writing about China has been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Asian Wall Street Journal, the South China Morning Post, The Nation magazine, and other publications.
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Photo: 旺角游擊戰, by Alex Leung

November 26, 2014

Student Leaders Detained in Mong Kok Clearance

Student leaders Lester Shum and Joshua Wong were among the 116 people detained Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as police cleared protest sites in Mong Kok. Skirmishes between police and protesters broke out when a group of protesters refused to leave the site after the majority acquiesced to police demands. Farah Master and James Pomfret report for Reuters: “You can’t

November 26, 2014