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Sun Aug 18, 2019, 09:32 AM

Hong Kong protesters throng streets in heat and heavy rain

Source: Reuters

World News
August 18, 2019 / 1:20 AM / Updated 42 minutes ago

Marius Zaharia, Tom Westbrook
6 Min Read

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters joined a mass rally in Hong Kong on Sunday, filling major thoroughfares in heavy rain in the eleventh week of what have been often violent demonstrations in the Asian financial hub.

Sunday’s turnout showed that the movement still has broad-based support despite the ugly scenes witnessed during the past week when protesters occupied the Chinese-ruled city’s airport, for which some activists apologized.

There was an uneasy calm after nightfall, with no violent confrontations and protesters unclear on what would happen next. Police in riot gear checked the IDs of some demonstrators to the west of the Central business district, and there was a large police presence outside the Western District police station.

“They’ve been telling everyone we’re rioters. The march today is to show everyone we are not,” said a 23-year-old named Chris, who works in marketing and was dressed all in black, including a scarf covering his face and baseball cap.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests/hong-kong-protesters-throng-streets-in-heat-and-heavy-rain-idUSKCN1V802N?il=0

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 01:07 PM

1. BBC reports

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-china-49386169/hong-kong-more-than-100000-protesters-take-part-in-demonstrations

BBC has several stories on their site.

This is the entire article, I can't get the video to download.

Hong Kong: More than 100,000 protesters take part in demonstrations
Hundreds of thousands of people held another day of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, after at least 10 weeks of similar demonstrations in the city.

It comes amid increasingly severe warnings from the Beijing authorities, who have likened the protests to "terrorist activity", but this weekend's rallies have so far been peaceful.

The protests were sparked by an extradition bill, which has since been suspended by the Hong Kong government.

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Sun Aug 18, 2019, 01:54 PM

2. Timelapse: Hong Kong Protesters Continue Sunday Demonstration Despite Rain

 



I think they mean it!

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Sun Aug 18, 2019, 03:30 PM

3. I have just one friend in HK.

We talked this am EDT. She told me that the HK police are sometimes posing as demonstrators and 'causing trouble' to give the impression that they are violent..

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