This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
02:40

Hong Kong: Thousands rally to demand universal suffrage in upcoming LegCo elections

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
January 12, 2020 at 16:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of protesters gathered in Hong Kong's Edinburgh Place on Sunday to demand universal suffrage in the upcoming Legislative Council elections scheduled for September.

Protesters could be seen carrying American, UK and British Hong Kong flags at the rally as they listened to speakers and musical performances. The police estimated that 3,000 people joined the rally, while event organisers said that some 36,000 participated.

Hong Kong's Legislative Council has 70 members with half of its members elected directly from location based constituencies, while the remainder are indirectly elected from 'functional constituencies' comprised of professional and special interest groups with limited electorates.

Hong Kong has been rocked by more than six months of anti-government protests triggered by the now-withdrawn extradition bill. The rallies have since evolved into a wider movement against the government, marked by violent clashes between protesters and police.

02:40
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Thousands of protesters gathered in Hong Kong's Edinburgh Place on Sunday to demand universal suffrage in the upcoming Legislative Council elections scheduled for September.

Protesters could be seen carrying American, UK and British Hong Kong flags at the rally as they listened to speakers and musical performances. The police estimated that 3,000 people joined the rally, while event organisers said that some 36,000 participated.

Hong Kong's Legislative Council has 70 members with half of its members elected directly from location based constituencies, while the remainder are indirectly elected from 'functional constituencies' comprised of professional and special interest groups with limited electorates.

Hong Kong has been rocked by more than six months of anti-government protests triggered by the now-withdrawn extradition bill. The rallies have since evolved into a wider movement against the government, marked by violent clashes between protesters and police.

Trending
Top downloads in last 24 hours
View all videos
04:08
'A special pizza delivery' cheers on health workers battling COVID-19 in Piacenza hospital
April 05 at 00:01 GMT +00:00
01:20
USA: Tiger tests positive for coronavirus at Bronx Zoo
April 06 at 01:25 GMT +00:00
00:44
Tajikistan: Tajik Super Cup final held at empty stadium amid coronavirus pandemic
April 04 at 17:43 GMT +00:00
03:48
Love in the time of Corona: German-Danish elderly couple meet at closed border every day
April 06 at 00:07 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:03
UK: Queen tells nation 'we will succeed' against coronavirus in public address
April 05 at 21:07 GMT +00:00
02:27
Ecuador: Corpses lay on streets and at homes as authorities struggle to cope with COVID-19 outbreak
April 04 at 06:15 GMT +00:00
01:02
USA: Army personnel deployed in New York City amid coronavirus crisis
April 05 at 19:56 GMT +00:00
02:21
UK: London's tourist hotspots deserted as Londoners exercise in spring sun despite lockdown
April 05 at 21:04 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:02
Spain: Barcelona streets remain empty during coronavirus outbreak
April 05 at 20:07 GMT +00:00
01:12
France: Police enforce COVID-19 measures as Parisians step out for spring sun
April 05 at 19:41 GMT +00:00
01:34
Greece: Second migrant camp quarantined after resident tests positive for COVID-19
April 05 at 15:46 GMT +00:00
02:44
India: Chennai residents turn off lights answering to PM Modi's call for coronavirus unity
April 06 at 05:26 GMT +00:00
01:00
UK: Boris Johnson admitted to hospital over coronavirus symptoms
April 05 at 23:22 GMT +00:00
02:49
Bolivia: Capybaras take over golf club deserted amid coronavirus outbreak
April 05 at 03:35 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:28
Serbia: Russian coronavirus response team disinfects hospitals in Belgrade
April 06 at 09:02 GMT +00:00
02:08
Spain: Seville quiet on Palm Sunday after Holy Week processions cancelled due to coronavirus
April 05 at 20:28 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:04
USA: Reporter accuses Trump of 'promoting' hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment
April 06 at 02:58 GMT +00:00
01:47
Brazil: Drone footage shows hundreds of graves dug in Sao Paulo cemetery amid coronavirus outbreak
April 04 at 21:22 GMT +00:00
03:43
Honk Amen! Florida church resorts to drive-up Sunday worship amid COVID-19 pandemic
April 05 at 21:57 GMT +00:00
View all videos