Published: Sun, December 01, 2019
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

Protesters return in peaceful post-poll rally, East Asia News & Top Stories

Protesters return in peaceful post-poll rally, East Asia News & Top Stories

He traveled to Hong Kong in August, where he allegedly took photos of the anti-extradition bill protests rocking the city before crossing over into China and posting pictures of Chinese military vehicles in Shenzhen.

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong expressed thanks for President Trump on Thursday, holding up a picture of him as the fictional boxer Rocky Balboa. Hong Kong has faced nearly six months of intense political unrest over the growing influence of Beijing in the former British colony, meant to enjoy a "high degree of autonomy" under the terms of its 1997 handover to China.

They fired arrows at police during the stand-off.

China has warned of strong countermeasures and Hong Kong's government has slammed the US move as unwarranted meddling in its affairs.

Cathay has also had a torrid year, hit by the collapse in arrivals and punished by Chinese regulators because some of its staff voiced support for the pro-democracy protests.

Protesters wear a mask featuring the face of former UK Consulate employee Simon Cheung during a petition protest outside the British Consulate General in Hong Kong on November 29, 2019 in Hong Kong, China.

The drill was held three weeks before the 20th anniversary of Macau's return to Chinese administration under the "one country, two systems" policy on December 20.

He and other protesters demanded U.S. sanctions on a number of Hong Kong officials, including Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

Security is expected to be tightened when Xi visits the city, in response to the violent clashes in Hong Kong over the past six months, which Beijing has repeatedly blamed on radical protesters.

Police trucks and riot officers during Friday's exercise at the Zhuhai end of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.

After a Thanksgiving rally in the city center on Thursday, weekend rallies include one on Sunday to show gratitude to the US for introducing the Hong Kong legislation.

"I appeal the government to take important confidence-building measures, including a proper independent and impartial judge-led investigation into reports of excessive use of force by the police", Bachelet wrote.

A 70-year-old retiree in a blue aviator sunglasses and a grey tracksuit, who gave his name as Ko, said seniors could offer guidance to the younger protesters.

Thus, after President Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, demonstrators in Hong Kong paraded with American flags and, in a touching moment, sang the Star-Spangled Banner and chanted "USA! It has been quiet after the district elections and that is unexpected", Ponn's 26-year-old daughter told Reuters.

"We have to take action, to do something, both diplomatically, and add pressure, and I think eventually trade will have to follow", United Kingdom member of the European Parliament Sheila Ritchie said.

"Today is a cross-age group meeting and there are a lot of middle school students. I think they need it".

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