Hong Kong protesters urge United Kingdom to back democratic calls

17 Septembre, 2019, 08:14 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
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He also claimed that "each and every aspect" of Hong Kong was under the direct command of the Chinese government.

A mixed crowd of hardcore protesters in black and wearing masks, along with families with children, spilled into the roads of the Causeway Bay shopping belt and marched for over 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) to the central business district.

"I feel this is our duty".

"We will continue our protest with our course on free elections", he said.

Hong Kong's pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong attends a panel discussion on Anti-Extradition Law Movement in Hong Kong at Columbia University Law School in New York City, U.S., September 13, 2019.

Some protesters threw bricks at police outside the Chinese People's Liberation Army base in the city's Admiralty district, and tore down and set fire to a red banner proclaiming the 70th anniversary on October 1 of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in a direct challenge to Beijing. The nation has not involved its military in efforts to quash the protests.

Hundreds of protesters later targeted the government office complex, throwing bricks and petrol bombs through police barriers. Police have responded with tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon.

Protesters retreated but regrouped in the nearby Wan Chai neighborhood, setting a fire outside a subway station exit and on the streets.

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They filled the mall's atrium and food court and sang "Glory to Hong Kong", a song that was penned anonymously and has been adopted as the protesters' anthem.

The spark for the protests was planned legislation, now withdrawn, that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China for trial, despite Hong Kong having its own much-respected independent judiciary.

But while chaotic scenes of protesters clashing with police have been beamed live to the world - at times under gleaming skyscrapers in the heart of the financial centre - life for many in the Chinese-ruled territory proceeds relatively normally.

The unrest has battered Hong Kong's economy, which was already reeling from the U.S.

Hundreds of demonstrators are rallying outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong, as they seek global support in their months-long campaign for democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. -China trade war. It is also seen as an embarrassment to Beijing, which has accused foreign powers of fomenting the unrest.

"Sino-British Joint Declaration is VOID", one read, referencing the 1984 agreement that paved the way for the city's handover, a deal that Hong Kongers were given no say over. Clashes erupted that night, with police storming a subway vehicle and hitting passengers with batons and pepper spray.

Last week, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned the United States not to "interfere" with her government's response to the city's pro-democracy movement after fresh protests called on Washington to ramp up pressure on Beijing. Police arrested more than a dozen people and hospital authorities said 25 were injured.

The clashes came after several nights of peaceful rallies that featured mass singing at shopping malls by supporters of the months-long protests demanding democratic reforms. Millions of people have taken to the city's streets, even shutting down its airport for two days.


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