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Hong Kong braces for fresh rallies as protesters target airport transport

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Tens of thousands expected to turn up for a local district protest, as well as a separate rally aimed at blocking transport to the airportHong Kong is bracing for its 12th weekend of protests as tens of thousands are expected to turn up at a local district for an anti-government march Saturday afternoon while a separate rally aimed at congesting transport to the airport is also planned.The demonstrations are aimed at pressuring the Hong Kong government into responding to protesters’ political demands, including the complete withdrawal of the now suspended extradition bill – under which individuals can be sent to China for trial – the setting up of an independent body to investigate police violence, and the free election of Hong Kong’s leaders and legislature. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/24/hong-kong-fresh-rallies-as-protesters-target-airport-transport

Author : Verna Yu in Hong Kong

Publish date : 2019-08-24 05:04:56

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