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UK NewsHong Kong protesters sing 'God Save the Queen', call for UK support

10:15  15 september  2019
10:15  15 september  2019 Source:   france24.com

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Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters singing " God Save the Queen " and waving Union Jack flags rallied outside the British Consulate on Sunday The protests have since broadened into calls for universal suffrage. China says it is committed to the "one country, two systems" arrangement, denies

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters singing “ God Save the Queen ” and waving Union Jack flags rallied outside the British Consulate on Sunday demanding that the former colonial power ensures China The protests have since broadened into calls for universal suffrage.

Hong Kong protesters sing 'God Save the Queen', call for UK support © Nicolas ASFOURI / AFP | Pro-democracy demonstrators gather outside the British Consulate-General bui... Hundreds of demonstrators rallied Sunday outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong, stepping up calls for international support in their months-long campaign for democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

Those gathered waved British flags, sang "God save the Queen" and chanted "U.K. save Hong Kong." With banners declaring "one country, two systems is dead," they repeated calls for Hong Kong's former colonial ruler to ensure the city's autonomy is upheld under agreements made when it ceded power to China in 1997. Demonstrators held similar rallies Sept.1 at the British facility and last weekend at the U.S. Consulate.

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Demonstrators waved the Union Jack, sang God Save the Queen and chanted “Stand for freedom, stand with Hong Kong ,” as they sought to bring attention to their calls for democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese officials have lashed out at the UK for signalling its support of Hong Kong .

The protests were triggered in June by an extradition bill that many saw as an example of China's increasing intrusion and a chipping away at Hong Kong's freedoms and rights, many of which are not accorded to mainland China.

The government promised this month to withdraw the bill, which would have allowed some criminal suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial, but protesters have widened their demands to include direct elections for the city's leaders and police accountability.

The summer of protest has seen clashes between protesters and Hong Kong's police, who demonstrators have accused of abuses. More than 1,300 people have been arrested since June.

The unrest has further battered Hong Kong's economy, which was already reeling from the U.S.-China trade war. It is also seen as an embarrassment to China's ruling Communist Party ahead of Oct. 1 National Day celebrations.

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It is clear, that Hong Kong wishes to be a territory of the Crown once again. It is also clear, that China has broken the Sino-British joint declaration.

British Hong Kong brings many Hong Kong people great old memories. God Save The Queen ! The UK government should support Hong Kong , instead off leaving America and Tiawan to step in. Yes it's so sad. Fate dealt us a poor hand, time for UK to right the wrong. HK people are dying and

There were plans to converge later Sunday at the Causeway Bay shopping district in defiance of a police ban of a rally by the Civil Human Rights Front.

Police also banned the group's Aug. 31 march but protesters turned up anyway. Clashes erupted that night, with police storming a subway car and hitting passengers with batons and pepper spray.

Pro-democracy protesters and supporters of the central government in Beijing clashed Saturday at a shopping mall and several public places. Police arrested more than a dozen people and hospital authorities said 25 were injured.

The violence amid the mid-autumn festival holiday came after several nights of peaceful rallies that featured protesters belting out a new protest song in mass singing at shopping malls. Thousands of people also carried lanterns with pro-democracy messages in public areas and formed illuminated human chains on two of the city's peaks on Friday night to mark the major Chinese festival.

(AP)

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