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Hong Kong's 10th Weekend Demonstrations… Opposition to Repatriation Law Extended to General Election Needs

2019-08-11T08:13:07.757Z

On Sunday, Hong Kong citizens protested, calling for a complete removal of the extradition law. The protests will be held for 10 consecutive weeks since the protests against repatriation law took place on June 9th with one million people.



On Sunday, Hong Kong citizens protested for the complete removal of the extradition law (repatriation law).

The protests will be held for 10 consecutive weeks since the protests against repatriation law took place on June 9th with one million people.

At the beginning of the protest, citizens' demands focused on repatriation.

However, since the Hong Kong SAR has declared it will stop pursuing the repatriation law, it has been expanded to meet a variety of demands, including a "true general election."

Local media, including the South China Morning Post (SCMP), said the rally is taking place today at 3:00 pm local time, with thousands attending Victoria Park in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

The Victoria Park demonstrations are the only large rally approved by the police on this day.

Attendees called for complete elimination of repatriation legislation, police censure against hard-line protests, and the introduction of ordinary elections.

Police were not allowed to march on the streets of Samsuipo and eastern Hong Kong.

According to the recent rally, SCMP predicted that protesters who gathered in Victoria Park marched in the streets, even after police restrained, and police and protesters are likely to collide.

In the early days of the protests against repatriation law, the meetings were generally peaceful.

In recent years, however, protesters have intensified guerrilla-style protests that take over the streets at night and police clash.

The day before, demonstrators marched in the Taipo area even under the disapproval of the police and were scattered all over the country in small guerrilla demonstrations.

Police fired down tear gas from Tai Wai and Tsim Sha Tsui, killing at least 16 people and wounding at least seven others.

Meanwhile, a three-day airport sit-in demonstration was held at Hong Kong International Airport Arrival Hall appealing to foreigners and mainland Chinese to support Hong Kong protests.

Protesters gathered at the airport arrivals appealed to the attention and support of the world by handing out handouts in different languages.

However, as the local police took control of the scene and only sent people with travel-related data, such as tickets, the demonstrators were reduced to dozens of people this morning.

(Photo = Getty Images Korea)

Source: sbskr

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