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Hong Kong: Thousands of protesters flood city centre defying rally ban

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
August 31, 2019 at 08:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of demonstrators flooded Hong Kong's centre on Saturday, defying a police ban, on the 5th anniversary of China's decision to limit democratic reforms and in honour of the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement triggered by it.

People were seen marching and chanting, with a group of protesters holding a banner showing various flags including German, US, Japanese and others.

Protests have been taking place in Hong Kong since the end of March. Demonstrators are calling for the withdrawal of a suspended bill that would allow the extradition of the city's residents to mainland China for trials, as well as for Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam's resignation.

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Thousands of demonstrators flooded Hong Kong's centre on Saturday, defying a police ban, on the 5th anniversary of China's decision to limit democratic reforms and in honour of the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement triggered by it.

People were seen marching and chanting, with a group of protesters holding a banner showing various flags including German, US, Japanese and others.

Protests have been taking place in Hong Kong since the end of March. Demonstrators are calling for the withdrawal of a suspended bill that would allow the extradition of the city's residents to mainland China for trials, as well as for Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam's resignation.

W/S Protesters marching, Hong Kong

W/S Protesters marching with banner depicting various flags

M/S Protesters with banner depicting various flags

W/S Protesters marching

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