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Hong Kong: Thousands urge US to pass HK Democracy Act

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
October 14, 2019 at 22:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of activists gathered in Hong Kong's Chater Garden on Monday urging the US to pass the so-called "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act 2019."

The bill, that is expected to be voted on in the US House of Representatives this Tuesday, envisages imposing a range of sanctions and penalties against both Beijing and the island government for suppressing the democratic rights of Hong Kongers.

Demonstrators were seen waving the US flags while singing protesters' unofficial anthem 'Glory to Hong Kong' and shouting slogans such as "Pass the bill."

Activist Joshua Wong addressed the crowds, saying that he hopes " 'The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act' will be passed all over the world."

At least one person was seen arrested by the riot police.

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Thousands of activists gathered in Hong Kong's Chater Garden on Monday urging the US to pass the so-called "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act 2019."

The bill, that is expected to be voted on in the US House of Representatives this Tuesday, envisages imposing a range of sanctions and penalties against both Beijing and the island government for suppressing the democratic rights of Hong Kongers.

Demonstrators were seen waving the US flags while singing protesters' unofficial anthem 'Glory to Hong Kong' and shouting slogans such as "Pass the bill."

Activist Joshua Wong addressed the crowds, saying that he hopes " 'The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act' will be passed all over the world."

At least one person was seen arrested by the riot police.

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