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06:15  08 september  2019
06:15  08 september  2019 Source:

As Hong Kong protests grind on, China warns "the end is coming"

As Hong Kong protests grind on, China warns Pro-democracy movement soldiers on after violent weekend clashes, but Beijing is sending more signals that a major crackdown could be imminent

On the streets, Hong Kong ’ s protesters have also mocked China’ s accusations, saying they were intended to belittle their grievances. Phoebe Chan, who accompanied her American flag-carrying friend, Jenny Lee, ridiculed Chinese media reports that protesters were being paid to participate.

HONG KONG — Pro- democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong clashed with the police for a second straight The statement also warned the public against taking part in what it called “vandalistic and Some organizers have called on protesters to eschew their usual black T-shirts for the march, and to

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong protesters calling for democracy for the Chinese-ruled city plan to take their message to the U.S. Consulate on Sunday after another night of violence in the 14th week of unrest.

Hong Kong protesters to take their democracy message to U.S. Consulate© Reuters/TYRONE SIU A man shouts towards riot police during a protest near Mong Kok police station in Hong Kong

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Saturday urged the Chinese government to exercise restraint in Hong Kong.

Esper made his call in Paris as police in Hong Kong prevented protesters from blocking access to the city's international airport but fired tear gas for a second night running in the densely populated district of Mong Kok.

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HONG KONG — When hundreds of thousands of people in Hong Kong peacefully took to the streets last month Protesters and pro- democracy lawmakers want to protect the high degree of autonomy Hong Kong was promised when Hong Kong Protesters Take Their Message to Chinese Tourists.

HONG KONG — Protesters crowded into one of the world' s busiest airports, greeting international visitors to Hong Kong with anti-government chants Friday in an effort to raise awareness of their pro- democracy movement. More than 1,000 demonstrators dressed in black filled the arrival hall at

Protesters set fires in the street and there were several arrests.

The former British colony of Hong Kong returned to China in 1997 under a "one country, two systems" formula that guarantees freedoms not enjoyed on the mainland. Many Hong Kong residents fear Beijing is eroding that autonomy.

China denies the accusation of meddling and says Hong Kong is an internal affair. It has denounced the protests, accusing the United States and Britain of fomenting unrest, and warned of the damage to the economy.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced concessions this week aimed at ending the protests, including formally scrapping a hugely unpopular extradition bill, but many said the concessions were too little, too late.

She said Beijing backed her "all the way".

Hong Kong protesters aim to 'stress test' airport

Hong Kong protesters aim to 'stress test' airport Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters are planning to disrupt transport links to the airport Saturday in the first mobilization of their movement since the city's leader made a surprise concession earlier this week. © Lillian SUWANRUMPHA Police have said they are on standby to mobilise and keep Hong Kong airport up and running Millions of pro-democracy supporters have taken to Hong Kong's streets for the past three months in the biggest challenge to China's rule since the city's handover from Britain in 1997.

HONG KONG — Protesters held another march in Hong Kong on Sunday, the first major action since a small group of demonstrators broke into the city’ s legislature last Monday in a dramatic escalation of recent tensions.

HONG KONG — Protesters in Hong Kong attempted to storm the parliament on Tuesday in The protest ’ s messaging and the groups associated with it, however, raise a number of questions Some of the groups involved receive significant funding from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

The bill, which ignited the protests in June, would have allowed the extradition of people to mainland China to stand trial in courts controlled by the Communist Party. Hong Kong has an independent judiciary dating back to British rule.

But the demonstrations have long since broadened into calls for more democracy and many protesters have pledged to fight on.

The U.S. State Department updated its travel advisory for Hong Kong, warning that U.S. citizens and consular employees had been the targets of a recent propaganda campaign by China "falsely accusing the United States of fomenting unrest".

The overall risk level remains at the second lowest of a four-level gauge, after it was raised on Aug. 7 to reflect the escalating violence.

(Writing by Nick Macfie; Editing by Michael Perry)

Hong Kong protesters rally for support at British Consulate.
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.

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