Anti-Beijing protesters fill Hong Kong streets in rally that tests enduring appeal of an anti-government movement marking 6 months of demonstrations
Police granted approval for the march, which could boost participation. A few hours before the mid-afternoon start, police announced they had found a pistol with more than 100 bullets that they believe was going to be used during the protest.Pro-Beijing protesters gather at Victoria Park during a protest in Hong Kong, Sunday, December 8, 2019. (AP) Marchers are again expected to fill Hong Kong streets on Sunday in a rally that will test the enduring appeal of an anti-government movement marking a half year of demonstrations. Eleven people were arrested, and daggers, swords, batons and pepper spray were also found in raids on three locations, public broadcaster RTHK reported. The rally was called by the Civil Human Rights Front, a group that has organised some of the biggest demonstrations since hundreds of thousands of protesters first marched on June 9 against now-withdrawn government proposals that would have allowed criminal suspects to be sent for trial in Communist Party-controlled courts in mainland China. The movement has snowballed from there into a sustained challenge to the government of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory and communist leaders in Beijing. Its demands have expanded to include fully democratic elections for the city's leader and legislature and an investigation into what protesters say is excessive use of force by police against them. A Communist Party official, meeting in Beijing on Saturday with Hong Kong's new police commissioner, said that China would fully support the Hong Kong police's strict law enforcement and “unremitting efforts in restoring social order," the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Source: AP Read more: TRT World
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Hong Kong gears up for mass rally as government appeals for calm Hong Kong was gearing up for a mass rally on Sunday that is expected to gauge su... hong kong... sorry .. u always was part of china... its just how it is. I wish them well as they continue the fight for their rights.
Thousands rally in Hong Kong as government appeals for calmThousands of black-clad protesters from all walks of life gathered in Hong Kong ... Tank man 1989 = Tank man 2019 Don’t start no shit, won’t be no shit! The hongkong government is just standing for the CCP central government， rather than being responsible for the Hong kong citizens。
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