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UK NewsHong Kong protesters sing 'God Save the Queen' in plea for help from Britain

21:10  15 september  2019
21:10  15 september  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters carried the UK flag aloft and sang " God Save the Queen " in front of the British Consulate on Sunday, demanding that the former colonial power put pressure on China. The Chinese-ruled city has been wracked by weeks of sometimes violent pro-democracy protests

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF). 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 honors its commitments to the city's freedoms.

Hong Kong protesters sing 'God Save the Queen' in plea for help from Britain Protesters hold placards and British flags during a peaceful demonstration outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Hundreds of Hong Kong activists rallied outside the Consulate for a second time this month, bolstering calls for international support in their months-long protests for democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Protesters in Hong Konggathered outside the British Consulate and sang "God Save the Queen" on Sunday in a desperate plea for intervention from the UK.

Demonstrators wer filmed waving British flags and singing the national anthem as they asked the former colonial power to put pressure on China.

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Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters sang God Save the Queen and waved the union flag as they rallied outside the British consulate on Sunday to demand the UK ensures China honours its commitments to the city’s freedoms.

Banners reading "One country, two systems is dead" and "UK save Hong Kong" were carried by protesters as violent protests erupted elsewhere in the city.

Hong Kong was ceded to China by Britain under a "one country, two systems" agreement in 1997.

Hong Kong protesters sing 'God Save the Queen' in plea for help from Britain © Provided by Oath Inc. Protesters carry a British flag gather at a shopping district during a rally in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Thousands of Hong Kong people chanted slogans and marched Sunday at a downtown shopping district in defiance of a police ban, with shops shuttered amid fears of renewed violence in the months-long protests for democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

The agreement was intended to guarantee freedoms not granted on the mainland until 2047.

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Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters sang God Save the Queen and waved the Union Jack as they rallied outside the British Consulate on Sunday demanding that the UK ensures China honours its commitments to the city's freedoms. The Sino- British Joint Declaration, signed in 1984

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 honors its commitments to the city’s freedoms. The Chinese-ruled territory has been rocked by

But since the recent unrest began, China has accused Britain of being behind the protests.

Britain has said it is legally responsible to uphold the agreement signed in 1997, but it is unclear what action the UK can take.

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Thousands of demonstrators have marched through Hong Kong in defiance of a police ban, as shops closed amid fears of renewed violence.

A mixed crowd of hardcore protesters in black and wearing masks, along with families with children, spilled into the roads of the Causeway Bay shopping belt and marched for more than a mile to the Central business district.

Some waved US and British flags, while others carried posters reiterating their calls for democratic reforms.

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Singing Hong Kong 's new protest anthem Jump to media player Protesters are staging singalongs of a new protest song - and some say it They sang God Save the Queen , waved Union Jack flags and presented a petition. Thousands of people marched elsewhere in the city in defiance of a police ban.

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 honours its commitments to the city’s freedoms. The Chinese-ruled territory has been rocked by

Police had turned down a request by the Civil Human Rights Front to hold the march, but the demonstrators were undeterred, as they have been all summer.

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

Hong Kong’s 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.

There have been increasing clashes between protesters and police, who demonstrators have accused of abuses.

More than 1,300 people have been arrested since the protests started.

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