Saturday, July 24, 2021

Demonstrators march in Hong Kong in new weekend of protest

Hong Kong, September 21: Protesters marched through an outlying district of Hong Kong on Saturday in a renewed outpouring of grievances against the Chinese territory’s government.
The march by several thousand people in Tuen Mun on Hong Kong’s northwest was relatively small compared with previous weekends. There was no violence, in contrast to previous protests that included clashes with police.
Hong Kong is in its fourth month of protests that started with opposition to a proposed extradition law and have expanded to include demands for greater democracy.
Elsewhere, Hong Kong media reported scuffles as government supporters heeded a call by a pro-Beijing politician to tear down protest posters at some subway stations.
The protests are an embarrassment for China’s ruling Communist Party ahead of Oct. 1 celebrations of its 70th anniversary in power. The Hong Kong government announced earlier a fireworks display that day was canceled due to concern about public safety. (AP)