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Hong Kong: Hundreds of social workers join anti-govt rally ahead of strike

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
December 15, 2019 at 16:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of social workers and other anti-government protesters flooded Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong on Sunday, urging the Chinese government and Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam meet their five key demands, ahead of a planned three-day strike next week.

The protesters exhibited numerous banners and placards denouncing the Chinese government and calling for a 'Free Hong Kong,' along with the former colonial flag and a gigantic black banner calling for the five demands to be met.

A small stage was also set up at the event, with one protester delivering a speech where they said the territory was "West Berlin in the 21st century."

Hong Kong has been rocked by protests sparked by that now-withdrawn extradition bill. The rallies have since evolved into a wider movement against the government, marked by violent clashes between protesters and police.

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Hundreds of social workers and other anti-government protesters flooded Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong on Sunday, urging the Chinese government and Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam meet their five key demands, ahead of a planned three-day strike next week.

The protesters exhibited numerous banners and placards denouncing the Chinese government and calling for a 'Free Hong Kong,' along with the former colonial flag and a gigantic black banner calling for the five demands to be met.

A small stage was also set up at the event, with one protester delivering a speech where they said the territory was "West Berlin in the 21st century."

Hong Kong has been rocked by protests sparked by that now-withdrawn extradition bill. The rallies have since evolved into a wider movement against the government, marked by violent clashes between protesters and police.

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