Thousands of Hong Kong protesters take Hong Kong protest message to US consulate singing the Star-spangled Banner calling on President Donald Trump to ‘liberate’ the Chinese-ruled city in the latest in a series of demonstrations that have gripped the territory for months. Police stood by as protesters waved US flags and posters appealing for democracy.
— AFP news agency (@AFP) September 8, 2019
Millions have taken to Hong Kong’s streets over the last 14 weeks in the biggest challenge to China’s rule since the city’s handover from Britain in 1997.
The protests were lit by a now scrapped plan to allow extraditions to the authoritarian mainland, seen by opponents as the latest move by China to chip away at the international finance hub’s unique freedoms.
But after Beijing and city leaders took a hard line the movement snowballed into a broader campaign calling for greater democracy, police accountability and an amnesty for those arrested.
Sunday’s protest featured another massive turnout for a movement that has gripped the semi-autonomous territory and plunged it into a political crisis. More
Meanwhile, the basement dwellers are over here, sipping their overpriced coffee and using their expensive devices to get on social media and complaining about how “oppressive” America is. I’m rooting for the protestors, but how exactly could President Trump liberate Hong Kong?
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