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Hong Kong: Protesters 'pray for Hong Kong' at religious rally

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
August 31, 2019 at 10:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday, taking part in what they proclaimed to be a religious rally.

Footage shows protesters marching with crucifix and pictures of Jesus Christ, as they chant and pray for the Hong Kong and Chinese government to be 'wise'.

"Today we are saying prayers in front of churches, we are praying for Hong Kong so I think today is a peaceful gathering of Catholics, and Protestants and all the Christianity and even some other religions' [believers are] coming out to say their prayers", said one protester.

Protesters have been marching in Hong Kong since the end of March, 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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Protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday, taking part in what they proclaimed to be a religious rally.

Footage shows protesters marching with crucifix and pictures of Jesus Christ, as they chant and pray for the Hong Kong and Chinese government to be 'wise'.

"Today we are saying prayers in front of churches, we are praying for Hong Kong so I think today is a peaceful gathering of Catholics, and Protestants and all the Christianity and even some other religions' [believers are] coming out to say their prayers", said one protester.

Protesters have been marching in Hong Kong since the end of March, 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

C/U Protester

W/S Protesters marching

W/S Protesters chanting prayer

C/U Protesters holding crucifix and Chief Executive Carrie Lam's photo

W/S Protesters holding signs with face of Lam

M/S Protester and child

C/U Children

M/S Protesters chanting

SOT, Priest: "Today we are saying prayers in front of churches, we are praying for Hong Kong so I think today is a peaceful gathering of Catholics and Protestants and all the Christianity and even some other religions' [believers are] coming out to say their prayers. So I think this is a very peaceful activity, it's a religious activity, it's lawful and if any clashes occur it's the responsibility of the government today."

W/S Protesters holding picture of Jesus

M/S Picture of Jesus

SOT, Priest: "We are praying for Hong Kong, and as you know [in] Hong Kong has been clashes with violence and mostly we are thinking about the government, the Hong Kong government, even the Chinese government has to be wise, has wisdom to solve the problem. So we pray for it, we pray for them to have wisdom to solve the problem of Hong Kong, and don't hurt the people of Hong Kong."

M/S Protester holding sign reading 'God free H.K. from Nazi China'

W/S Protesters

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