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Hong Kong: Hundreds rally in solidarity with Catalan independence

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
October 24, 2019 at 18:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of activists gathered in Hong Kong's Chater Garden on Thursday, to show their solidarity with the Catalan independence movement.

Demonstrators prepared banners with pro-independence Catalan slogans in both Cantonese and Catalan languages and displayed footage showing various episodes of alleged police brutality against pro-independence protesters in the north-eastern Spanish region.

A representative of the Catalan community in Hong Kong expressed his gratitude to the Hong Kongers for their solidarity and support. "When we see all of you celebrating the solidarity with Catalonia, it's so touching you cannot imagine. Thank you very much," he stated.

At the end of the demonstration, the participants raised lights and Catalan flags while singing protest songs.

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Hundreds of activists gathered in Hong Kong's Chater Garden on Thursday, to show their solidarity with the Catalan independence movement.

Demonstrators prepared banners with pro-independence Catalan slogans in both Cantonese and Catalan languages and displayed footage showing various episodes of alleged police brutality against pro-independence protesters in the north-eastern Spanish region.

A representative of the Catalan community in Hong Kong expressed his gratitude to the Hong Kongers for their solidarity and support. "When we see all of you celebrating the solidarity with Catalonia, it's so touching you cannot imagine. Thank you very much," he stated.

At the end of the demonstration, the participants raised lights and Catalan flags while singing protest songs.

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