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WorldHong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump

08:45  10 september  2019
08:45  10 september  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

Hong Kong protesters to take their democracy message to U.S. Consulate

Hong Kong protesters to take their democracy message to U.S. Consulate Hong Kong protesters to take their democracy message to U.S. Consulate

HONG KONG , CHINA - AUGUST 31: A protesters walks in front of a burning barricade after Thousands of protesters earlier sang the Star Spangled Banner and called on U . S . President Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced concessions this week aimed at ending the protests , including

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam ’ s biggest concession yet to protesters did little to stem scenes of violence that Earlier, tens of thousands marched to appeal for help in their bid for After carrie lam last week said she would pull the extradition bill

Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump
Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump

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Hong Kong protesters on Sunday took their demands to the local U . S . Consulate, calling on Washington to apply pressure on the city' s government to meet their demands. Tens of thousands of people, some waving U . S . flags, marched toward the consulate office from a park in the business

HONG KONG , Sept 8 (Reuters) ― Thousands of Hong Kong protesters on Sunday sang the Star Spangled Banner and called on U . S . President Donald Trump to “liberate” the Chinese-ruled city, the latest in a series of sometimes violent protests to rock the territory. Police stood by as protesters

(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam pushed back against protester calls for the passage of U.S. legislation that would require annual assessments of the city’s special trading status and allow sanctions on Chinese officials.

“The Hong Kong government doesn’t agree on foreign parliaments passing bills to intervene in Hong Hong affairs, and we feel deep regret,” Lam told a regular news briefing Tuesday before a meeting of the city’s Executive Council. She called any such foreign action “extremely inappropriate.”

Tens of thousands of protesters marched to the U.S.’s Hong Kong consulate Sunday in an appeal for support from President Donald Trump, many waving American flags. The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other prominent U.S. lawmakers, calls for annual assessments on whether the former British colony is sufficiently autonomous from Beijing to continue its special trading status.

“I hope local people with certain standing would stop actively requesting the U.S. Congress to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act,” Lam said. A U.S. government report said earlier this year that the city’s autonomy was “sufficient -- although diminished.”

Reuters: New Telegram feature will protect HK protesters' identities

Reuters: New Telegram feature will protect HK protesters' identities Telegram will roll out an update designed to protect Hong Kong protesters' identities in the coming days, according to Reuters. The upcoming feature will cloak users' phone numbers to prevent authorities from being able to look up the people participating in protesters' group chats. Telegram's security-focused features made it the go-to chat application for activists around the world. Hong Kong protesters are using it to share information on where they're holding demonstrations, to pass around the access codes of buildings where they can hide and to make sure fellow activists know the identities of undercover cops.

HONG KONG — Thousands of Hong Kong protesters on Sunday sang the Star Spangled Banner and called on U . S . President Donald Trump to “liberate” the Chinese-ruled city, the latest in a series of demonstrations that have gripped the territory for months.

HONG KONG — Thousands of Hong Kong protesters on Sunday sang the Star Spangled Banner and called on President Donald Trump to "liberate" the Chinese-ruled city, the latest in a series of demonstrations that have gripped the territory for months. Police stood by as protesters , under a sea

Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump© Bloomberg Demonstrators Attend Rally To Petition the U.S. Congress to Pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act

Violence flared again last weekend despite Lam’s biggest concession to protesters in more than three months of pro-democracy demonstrations. The chief executive also pleaded for protesters to avoid damaging public facilities, saying the violence risked driving the Asian financial hub further apart.

Small crowds set fires and vandalized subway stations on Sunday following their peaceful march. Riot police retaliated by clearing roads and subway stations and firing tear gas in the bustling shopping district of Causeway Bay. The crowds came out despite Lam’s decision to withdraw legislation that would’ve allowed extraditions to China, which first sparked protests in June.

The weekend unrest signaled that protests against Beijing’s increasing grip over Hong Kong showed no sign of stopping. The city’s economy is taking a hit, with visitor arrivals plunging nearly 40% in August from the same period last year and occupancy rates of hotels in some areas falling by more than half.

Hong Kong’s Lam Opposes U.S. Bill as Protesters Appeal to Trump© Bloomberg Demonstrators Attend Rally To Petition the U.S. Congress to Pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act

A barricade set on fire by demonstrators burns at an entrance to Central Station on Sept. 8.

Damage to subway stations “exceeds far beyond the anti-extradition bill and protest demands,” Lam said. “The escalation and continued violence cannot solve the current problems faced by society, and would cause societal conflicts, rift and even hatred to deepen, making our work to resume order and mend rifts more difficult.”

To contact the reporters on this story: Natalie Lung in Hong Kong at [email protected];Stephen Tan in Hong Kong at [email protected]

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Scott at [email protected];Daniel Ten Kate at [email protected]

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