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04:35  14 september  2019
04:35  14 september  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong activists plan to combine pro-democracy protests with traditional lantern Protesters plan a series of lantern-carrying human chains and sit - ins at Some top -brand stores briefly closed. Anti-government protesters gathered there again after office hours

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam promised to focus on housing and jobs to try to Lam’s comments came as activists plan the latest in a series of protests in the former British Sit - ins at shopping malls are also planned over the weekend. Activists also plan to gather outside

Hong Kong protesters plan mall sit-ins after hill-top human chains © Reuters/yuk Protesters stand behind an illuminated sign during the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong pro-democracy activists plan sit-ins at shopping malls and student rallies on Saturday after a night in which protesters took to the hills to form lantern-carrying human chains, the latest demonstrations in months of unrest.

They also plan to gather outside the British Consulate on Sunday to demand that China honours a Sino-British Joint Declaration that was signed in 1984, laying out the former British colony's future after its return to China in 1997.

Protesters gathered peacefully in their hundreds across the territory on Friday, singing and chanting on the Mid-Autumn Festival, in contrast to the violence of many previous weekends when police have responded with tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon.

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong activists plan to combine pro-democracy protests with Protesters plan a series of lantern-carrying human chains and sit - ins at MTR shopping malls and Some top -brand stores briefly closed. Anti-government protesters gathered there again after office

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam promised to focus on housing and jobs to Protesters were also to gather with lanterns on the top of Tai Tung Shan on the offshore island of Sit - ins at shopping malls are also planned over the weekend. Activists also plan to gather outside

Hong Kong protesters plan mall sit-ins after hill-top human chains © Reuters/Kobe Sham Protesters make paper lanterns during the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong

The spark for the protests was a now-withdrawn extradition bill and concerns that Beijing is eroding civil liberties, but many young protesters are also angry about sky-high living costs and a lack of job prospects.

The demonstrations started in June in response to a bill that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China for trial in Communist Party-controlled courts, but have broadened into calls for greater democracy.

Hong Kong returned to China under a "one country, two systems" formula that guarantees freedoms not enjoyed on the mainland - including a much-cherished independent legal system.

China says Hong Kong is now its internal affair. It says it is committed to the "one country, two systems" arrangement and denies meddling in Hong Kong's affairs.

China also accuses the United States, Britain and others of fomenting the unrest.

Britain says it has a legal responsibility to ensure China abides by its obligations under the Joint Declaration.

(Writing by Nick Macfie; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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