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Ongoing Protests in Hong Kong
October 8, 2019
by Chien-Chi Chang
The anti-government protests which have rocked Hong Kong and sustained for more than two months, show no sign of dying down despite the withdrawal of the extradition bill and more than 1,500 arrests to date.
During the weekend of the 5th anniversary of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement, activists faced off against riot police who used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowds. Days later, while spectacular parades were held in Beijing on October 1st to mark the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, demonstrators took to the streets of six of Hong Kong’s districts and Kowloon. Thousands of them were dressed in black and voiced the “Five Big Demands” and were again subject to the police’s tear gas and water cannons.
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