Hong Kong 's anti-Beijing protesters returned to the streets for a series of marches and rallies after a rare period of calm in nearly six months of unrest.
Hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong, including many families with children, marched on Sunday in protest against police use of tear gas as the Asian financial hub geared up for further anti-government demonstrations following a week of calm.Carrying yellow balloons and waving banners that read "No tear gas, save our children", the protesters streamed through the city's central business district towards government headquarters on the main Hong Kong island. Three marches are planned for Sunday and all have been approved by authorities.
On Saturday, secondary school students and retirees joined forces to protest against what they called police brutality and unlawful arrests.Activists have pledged to maintain the momentum of the movement that has roiled the China-ruled territory for nearly six months.
Holding umbrellas to shield themselves from the sun, many people were seen pushing their children in strollers, while one man with a balloon festooned to his wheelchair also joined the procession.'Stop using tear gas'"We want the police to stop using tear gas," said a woman surnamed Wong, who was marching with her husband and five year old son.
"It's not a good way to solve the problem. The government needs to listen to the people. It is ridiculous."Police have fired around 10,000 rounds of tear gas since June, the city's Secretary for Security, John Lee, said this week.Anti-government protests have rocked the former British colony since June, at times forcing government offices, businesses, schools and even the international airport to shut. However, there has been relative calm since local elections last Sunday delivered an overwhelming victory to opposition candidates.
Sunday's marches came as a top Hong Kong official said the government was looking into setting up an independent committee to review the handling of the crisis, in which demonstrations have become increasingly violent. Read more: TRT World »
Hong Kong elders, youths vow to keep up anti-Beijing protestsHundreds of Hong Kong elders have taken to the streets on Saturday to back students for a unity rally as anti-Beijing activists vowed to battle what they say is police brutality and unlawful arrests.
AP Photos: University a battleground in Hong Kong protests HONG KONG (AP) — For more than two weeks a Hong Kong university was transformed, first into a protester fortress with slingshots to fire gasoline bombs, then a city under siege with police... Battlefield? No, just police attacking university campus without any reasons. Gouvrard oscarcaceres Esta claro para mi investigacion, el proponer que mientras mas largo una protesta civil, la sofisticacion del armamento, herrammientas y sistemas se desarrolla afectando interaccion humana en sus totalidad del pais.
Protests in Hong Kong hurt luxury goods salesAs Hong Kong ’s luxury retailers have been hard hit by pro-democracy protests, a new study says it will permanently change the map of Asian high-end retail. first They would not be welcomed by the cosumers coming from mainland. pro-democracy? pro terrorists?
Hong Kong seniors rally to back students as activists decry police actionsSecondary school students and retirees joined forces to protest in Hong Kong on ...
Hong Kong protesters call for weekend rallies, police quit campus battlegroundPro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong call for weekend rallies, as police withdraw from a university campus, which had seen some of the worst clashes with security forces during nearly six months of unrest What are they protesting for at this stage? Is it same donors who financed trumps campaign? Plz help us! Plz save HK! The police is bad! They force us to go to school and take the exam!😷😷😷
Hong Kong police end 12-day siege of universityThe Polytechnic University stand-off is one of the more dramatic episodes in six months of unrest that began in June with protests over an extradition bill seen by many in Hong Kong as an erosion of freedoms.