Global  

Hong Kong protesters march in pouring rain

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 02:01s - Published
Hong Kong protesters march in pouring rain

Hong Kong protesters march in pouring rain

Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters joined a mass rally in Hong Kong on Sunday, filling major thoroughfares in heavy rain in the eleventh week of what have been often violent demonstrations in the Asian financial hub.

Jillian Kitchener reports.

Hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators rallied peacefully in Hong Kong Sunday, in sometimes torrential rain, for the eleventh week of protests - proof the movement still has broad-based support despite a police ban and recent violent clashes.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) 30-YEAR-OLD HONG KONG PROTESTER, KATY CHAN, SAYING: "We just want Hong Kong to stay Hong Kong, we're not demanding for something else or something extra." Protesters held signs with slogans including “Free Hong Kong!” and “Democracy now!” Some aimed green and blue lasers at police and government buildings.

Many chanted for the city’s Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam, to step down.

The massive turnout – which organizers said totaled a staggering 1.7 million people – was also the calmest weekend demonstration so far.

The protests began as opposition to a now-suspended bill that would have allowed criminal suspects in Hong Kong to be extradited to mainland China - but have been fueled by broader worries of Beijing’s creeping influence in the former British colony.

Demonstrators say they are fighting the erosion of the "one country, two systems" arrangement that allowed some autonomy for Hong Kong since China took it back from Britain in 1997.

Scenes of Chinese paramilitary troops training this past week in the city of Shenzhen, which borders Hong Kong, gave a clear warning that mainland intervention by force is possible.

But many protesters say, they won't be deterred.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) VICE CONVENER OF CIVIL HUMAN RIGHTS FRONT, WONG YIK MO, SAYING: "I do not know what is enough.

All I know is they start to react because they (China) see the severity in Hong Kong that, even Beijing threatens to send armies so I think I will urge Beijing to really rethink before they take next action." The unrest presents one of the biggest challenges for Chinese President Xi Jinping since he came to power in 2012.




You Might Like


💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Hong Kong Hong Kong Special administrative region of China

Central agencies monitoring over 2500 social media accounts spreading Chinese propaganda in India: Sources

These accounts have their IP addresses traced in the countries of Pakistan, Hong Kong, UK, Russia and China. This comes a day after reports of snooping on some..
DNA
Flip flop and handbag cakes take off online [Video]

Flip flop and handbag cakes take off online

An edible flip flop, handbag and a banana that tastes of chocolate - these are some of the creations by a bakery studio in Hong Kong helping it bounce back from a COVID-19 slump.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:44Published

ShowBiz Minute: ACMs, Swift, 'Mulan'

Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett share 'Entertainer of the Year' award at the ACMs; Man sentenced for stalking Taylor Swift; "Mulan" opens in Hong Kong. (Sept...
USATODAY.com

Thief reportedly nabs $500M worth of Chinese communist memorabilia

Among the items taken in the apparent raid on a collector's Hong Kong apartment was calligraphy by Chairman Mao Zedong.
CBS News

Disney's 'Mulan' gets cold reception in boycott-leading Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Walt Disney Co’s live-action remake of “Mulan” opened on Thursday to a lacklustre reception in Hong Kong, where pro-democracy activists have..
WorldNews

Asia Asia Continent

Asia defies Wall Street weakness but economy, election worries cap gains

SINGAPORE/NEW YORK - Asian stocks inched up on Friday, despite Wall Street declines, but struggled to make deeper gains as worries about a faltering economic..
WorldNews
Asia travellers snap up 'flights to nowhere' [Video]

Asia travellers snap up 'flights to nowhere'

Qantas Airways said a seven-hour scenic flight over Australia's Outback and Great Barrier Reef had sold out in 10 minutes, as it joined a growing trend in Asia offering sightseeing "flights to nowhere" that take off and land at the same airport. Francis Maguire reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:39Published

Sanjay Raut questions Arjun Ram Meghwal's endorsement of 'Bhabhiji Papad'

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut attacked 'some Rajya Sabha MPs' for raising questions over Maharashtra government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. He also said that..
DNA
Tesla plans to export China-made Model 3s -sources [Video]

Tesla plans to export China-made Model 3s -sources

Tesla is planning to export Model 3 vehicles made in China to Asian and European markets, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday. Conway G. Gittens reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:37Published

Beijing Beijing Capital of the People's Republic of China

Border peace essential for development of ties, Jaishankar told Wang

While Beijing has said that India's China policy had not changed and that New Delhi doesn't consider development of India-China relations as dependent on the..
IndiaTimes

Taipei Scrambles Fighters to Monitor Chinese Jets That 'Crossed Mid Line of Taiwan Strait'

Earlier this day, Beijing stated that it is conducting military exercises near the Taiwan Strait, citing the need to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial..
WorldNews

Clues to scale of Xinjiang labour operation emerge as China defends camps

The Chinese Communist party government has defended its system of internment camps for Uighur and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, in a white paper that also..
WorldNews

Xinjiang: China defends 're-education' camps

Beijing has faced widespread criticism over detention centres set up for mostly Muslim Uighurs.
BBC News

Taiwan calls for global defense against China 'threat'

Taiwan's foreign minister Joseph Wu urged the international community Wednesday to help defend his country and region against "expansionist" Chinese moves,..
WorldNews

Carrie Lam Carrie Lam Chief Executive of Hong Kong

Hong Kong leader says U.S. sanctions an 'inconvenience' [Video]

Hong Kong leader says U.S. sanctions an 'inconvenience'

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday (August 18) that U.S. sanctions against her will cause 'inconvenience' in her personal affairs, but nothing she will take to heart.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 00:53Published
Beijing's top office in Hong Kong slams 'ridiculous' US sanctions [Video]

Beijing's top office in Hong Kong slams 'ridiculous' US sanctions

Officials subject to US sanctions include Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and head of China's Liaison Office, Luo Huining.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO    Duration: 02:06Published
HK vows it won't be intimidated by U.S. sanctions [Video]

HK vows it won't be intimidated by U.S. sanctions

Beijing’s top representative office in Hong Kong said on Saturday that sanctions imposed by Washington on senior Hong Kong and Chinese officials were “clowning actions” that would not frighten or intimidate Chinese people. Olivia Chan reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:12Published
Hong Kong delays election by a year [Video]

Hong Kong delays election by a year

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Friday postponed a Sept. 6 election for the city's legislature for a year because of a spike in novel coronavirus cases, dealing a blow to the pro-democracy opposition hoping to make gains in the vote. Soraya Ali reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:55Published

Xi Jinping Xi Jinping General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and paramount leader of China

Xi's article on building strong public health system to be published

BEIJING, Sept. 15 -- An article by President Xi Jinping on building a strong public health system to provide a guarantee for safeguarding the people's health..
WorldNews

EU and China to talk trade as tensions mount

Russia, China hackers targeting US vote, Microsoft warns EU leaders are due to hold video talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday hoping to make..
WorldNews
China discourages buying more than you can chew [Video]

China discourages buying more than you can chew

A nation-wide campaign against food wastage has been launched in China, after President Xi Jinping denounced the behavior as "shameful" while the country battles a pandemic.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 02:06Published

Related news from verified sources

Hong Kong protesters regroup in the rain after Saturday's clashes

Thousands of Hong Kong anti-government protesters marched in pouring rain on Sunday, regrouping after...
Reuters - Published Also reported by •NewsySeattle TimesReuters India


Hong Kong Airport Cancels More Than 100 Flights Over Protest

Hong Kong Airport Cancels More Than 100 Flights Over Protest Watch VideoHong Kong International Airport canceled more than 100 flights Monday as anti-government...
Newsy - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times


Clashes between police, Hong Kong protesters lead to 29 arrests

*Hong Kong:* At least 29 people have been arrested for participating in a pro-democracy protest march...
Mid-Day - Published


Tweets about this


Related videos from verified sources

Hong Kong police take cover behind netting and riot shields [Video]

Hong Kong police take cover behind netting and riot shields

Hong Kong police at Mong Kok police station took cover behind netting and riot shields, as angry protesters gathered nearby. The protesters were said to be locals angry at alleged police..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 01:40Published
Brawl on Hong Kong MRT between anti and pro-government supporters [Video]

Brawl on Hong Kong MRT between anti and pro-government supporters

A violent brawl broke out on an MRT train in a Hong Kong station between anti and pro-government supporters. An old man was among those who came to blows with young black-clad..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 03:36Published
Confrontation between pro and anti-government groups on Hong Kong MRT [Video]

Confrontation between pro and anti-government groups on Hong Kong MRT

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters clashed with government supporters on Hong Kong's MRT network. It followed street clashes between demonstrators and police -- the latest in a months-long series of..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 04:11Published