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WorldHong Kong protesters plan mall sit-ins after hill-top human chains

06:20  14 september  2019
06:20  14 september  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Protesters in Hong Kong plan to gather outside the British Consulate on Sunday to demand that China honours a 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

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 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.

Hong Kong protesters plan mall sit-ins after hill-top human chains© Reuters/ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA Anti-government protesters gather at Lion Rock, in Hong Kong

They also plan to gather outside the British Consulate on Sunday to demand that China honors 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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Berlin Zoo looks to name newborn panda twins Hong and Kong in solidarity with protesters After a Berlin newspaper asked readers what to name two newborn pandas at the Berlin Zoo, the most suggested names were "Hong" and "Kong," to support pro-democracy protests that have broken out in the city for months. © Getty Berlin Zoo looks to name newborn panda twins Hong and Kong in solidarity with protesters The Tagesspiegel newspaper, which held the naming contest, said the other names readers suggested were also political choices. Some suggested "Pay Pay" and "Coco & Chanel," The New York Times reported, due to the cost of keeping the pandas.

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 (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

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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