Thousands Rally in Hong Kong Tourist District

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a plenary session of China's National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The country's foreign ministry announced on Monday

Tens of thousands of protesters have marched to keep up the pressure on the Hong Kong government to withdraw a controversial extradition bill, in the latest of a series of mass rallies that have drawn millions of demonstrators over the past month. They designed leaflets in the simplified Chinese characters widely used in the mainland and shouted the objective of their march over loudspeakers in Mandarin, the official language in China rather than the Cantonese of Hong Kong.

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday that he had not backed violent protests in Hong Kong, after Chinese state media blamed "Western ideologues" for fomenting unrest in the former British colony.

This weekend's march follows weeks of demonstrations against the proposed extradition legislation.

March organizer Ventus Lau said the objective of Sunday's protest was two-fold: to reiterate the protesters' demands to the government and to give mainland visitors a firsthand look at their movement.

But many young people in one of the world's most densely populated and expensive cities are also infuriated by sky-high living costs, and a feeling that a home of one's own is just a dream.

"It is by understanding the root causes of the concerns of the demonstrators, that freedoms that they have had for their whole life could be about to be undermined by this new extradition law", he added. I am so distressed for them. "We must protect our freedom, our autonomy", said Thomas, 25, who declined to give a surname over fears of government backlash.

In a while Sunday insurrection police charged a crew of protesters with batons.

One man is accused of storming into Hong Kong's legislature building in a break-in involving hundreds of protesters who vandalised offices and the main chamber.

"I don't really understand the issue", said Miao Yiwen, 20, a university student, who arrived in Hong Kong two days ago and was reading a local newspaper on a street corner half a block from the protests.

Salmonella outbreak linked to pig ear dog treats, the CDC warns
Always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water right after handling pet food or treats, including pig ears. Thirty-four (89%) of 38 ill people reported contact with a dog before getting sick.

"The dialogue must be open to all Hong Kong citizens to participate, and allow everybody the right to speak", the union said in a statement published on Facebook.

Lam's spokeswoman said the chief executive hoped the HKUST student union would reconsider taking part in the meeting, which would be held in a "small-scale and closed-door manner" to facilitate an "in-depth and frank exchange of views". "We want to show them the true image and the message of Hong Kongers".

Chinese Internet users attempting to find information about the recent Hong Kong protests have found their queries blocked, and even songs that refer to events like Hong Kong's handover in 1997 have been removed from music streaming websites.

The crowds responded with chants of "release the people" and "black cops" - a pun on the phrase "black societies" which is used to describe triad gangs. "A refusal to engage with the public over important and pressing issues is inimical to the rule of law".

Critics have said the extradition bill could be used to send political dissidents from Hong Kong to the mainland.

Lawyers and rights groups say China's justice system is marked by torture, forced confessions and arbitrary detention, claims that Beijing denies.

March organizer Ventus Lau said the goal of Sunday's protest was twofold: to reiterate the protesters' demands to the government and to give mainland visitors a firsthand look at their movement.

Protesters march past the West Kowloon station in Hong Kong on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam previously said there was no timeline for discussions around the bill to resume and indicated it's unlikely to pass this year.

Related News:

  • AMD Reportedly Slashes Prices On Graphics Card Ahead Of Launch

    AMD Reportedly Slashes Prices On Graphics Card Ahead Of Launch

    The NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super graphics card will soon be available to purchase priced at around £475. You can probably find a fair few reviews of these cards on the web today, if you go looking.
    ‘Nonsense game’ - But Neville insists England did not ‘disrespect’ Sweden match

    ‘Nonsense game’ - But Neville insists England did not ‘disrespect’ Sweden match

    Sweden were already 2-0 up after 22 minutes into the match, England pulled one back and had one goal disallowed in the first half. This was Fran Kirby's game, and some combination of Phil Neville's tactics and her teammate's performance negated her impact.
    Armored Mewtwo is joining Pokemon Go raids

    Armored Mewtwo is joining Pokemon Go raids

    So if you want to explore the gameplay with this unique gameplay, then you have to make a quick move to grab out this character. If we talk about the future plans, players will be able to send the captured Pokemon in Go to the upcoming Pokemon Home.
  • Black Caps to play India in semifinal

    Black Caps to play India in semifinal

    Since Australia lost and India beat Sri Lanka , they will face England in the semi-finals while India will take on New Zealand . He said that India and Australia can even go all the way to the finals .
    Migrant ship disembarks in Italy despite Salvini ban

    Migrant ship disembarks in Italy despite Salvini ban

    Meanwhile, Italy said it will take 55 migrants now in Malta off the Maltese authorities' hands. They applauded as they docked on Saturday afternoon.
    Rahul Gandhi resigns as leader of India's opposition

    Rahul Gandhi resigns as leader of India's opposition

    Sources in the party said that Congress leaders are deliberating to find out a suitable replacement of Gandhi. Gandhi will remain in India's Parliament, where he represents a constituency in the southern state of Kerala.
  • Halle Bailey replaces Zendaya in The Little Mermaid

    Halle Bailey replaces Zendaya in The Little Mermaid

    Additionally, Broadway star Sierra Boggess - who originated the role Ariel on Broadway - applauded Bailey's casting via Twitter . Nilah Magruder, a storyboard artist and writer for animation based in Los Angeles, posted her "Little Mermaid " fan art online.
    Licking Ice Cream In Walmart Could Get You 20 Years in Prison

    Licking Ice Cream In Walmart Could Get You 20 Years in Prison

    Meanwhile, Blue Bell, a company that has seen its fair share of bad press, is once again in the spotlight. You can call it Flu Bell ice cream now 'cause I was a lil sick last week.
    Plane with messages fly over Headingley

    Plane with messages fly over Headingley

    The stylish Indian opener also equalled Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar in the total number of World Cup hundreds. In response, ICC conveyed their apologies and further expressed their disappointment on such actions.
  • More trees could save the climate

    More trees could save the climate

    The study says those new trees could suck up about as much carbon pollution as humans have spewed in the past 25 years. If we act now, this could cut carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by up to 25%, to levels last seen nearly a century ago.
    BMW, Daimler Partner On Self-Driving Cars 07/05/2019

    BMW, Daimler Partner On Self-Driving Cars 07/05/2019

    They added that the results won't be kept secret and other firms can see the conclusions "under license". It also contains advanced driver assistance features like smart cruise control and automated parking.
    Lexus LC Convertible prototype

    Lexus LC Convertible prototype

    For now information is scant, but we'd guess the LC Convertible will be available with the same powertrains as the regular LC. The Lexus LC Coupe has been out in the wild for a while now, however the convertible doesn't shake things up too much.


Most liked

Economic 'game changer'? African leaders launch free-trade zone
As the largest economy on the continent, Nigeria's decision to sign the deal was a boost to the pact. Mr Gwenzi said AfCFTA involved opening up of trade in goods and services to the rest of Africa.

First Mulan trailer for live-action remake blazes with grace, action
Mulan has come to life, and the live-action version of the famed Disney animated film promises plenty of graceful action. The trailer then cuts between Mulan at the matchmaker's and her also training to be a warrior.

Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein arrested on new sex charges
Rumors had been circulating for months that Epstein was under investigation on sex charges in the Southern District of NY . There was no immediate comment from lawyers representing Epstein or the Southern District of NY .

Greeks vote as leftist Syriza party's days in power seem numbered
It has also promised to be tough on crime in some neighbourhoods of Athens where there is a strong anarchist movement. The difference between New Democracy and Syriza may increase, the experts assume.

Women's World Cup could go to 32 teams
Infantino has, however, pledged to introduce two new women's competitions: a Club World Cup and league for nations between World Cups.

Erdogan sacks Turkey central bank governor
The Turkish economy shrank sharply for the second straight quarter in early 2019, amid soaring inflation and unemployment. Turkey's currency hit record lows in the past year, which has the effect of raising the prices for many everyday items.

Love Island Trailer: Is Maura Going To Make A Move On Curtis?
As the Islanders relax in the garden, Jordan receives a text which says he can choose someone to take on a date. Maura says to Curtis "They say that a white feather is an angel close-by trying to tell you something".

US job growth surges, July rate cut expectations intact
But, some economic experts predict that the Fed will cut rates, and the jobs report bolsters confidence to do so. Construction companies added 21,000 workers after having increased their payrolls by only 5,000 in May.

UK Conservative members sent more than one ballot in leadership vote
Mr Johnson promised a "relentless focus" on knife crime and criticised the 2014 measures on stop and search brought in by Mrs May. Members are warned that voting twice will mean they are expelled, the Conservatives said.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' divorce finalized, wife MacKenzie gets United States dollars 38 billion
Both parties have pledged to give away their vast fortunes, however, as the years go by, they continue to generate billions. This story first appeared in the New York Postand has been republished here with permission.

Chelsea confirm Morata sale to Atletico
The hope was that he would deliver much more, with Chelsea having snapped him up as a replacement for Diego Costa. Morata joined Chelsea from Real Madrid in 2017 and scored 24 times in 72 appearances for the London club.

FDA Issues Warning About Possible Salmonella in Some Pig Ear Dog Treats
They have identified some strains in the treats, but it is unclear whether those are the same strains causing the infection. Pet Supplies Plus advised customers who purchased the recalled pig ear treats to discard them.

Budget 2019: Govt's EV Push Casts Shadow On Traditional Automobile Sector
The government's focus on electric vehicles means that soon companies like Maruti Suzuki , Tata Motors , and Hyundai will plan electric cars soon.

Sebastian Stan Jokes That 'Avengers' Co-Star Gwyneth Paltrow Doesn't Know Him
Gwyneth recently made headlines when she forgot that she was in Spider-Man: Homecoming . You can check out Sebastian Stan's Instagram shade towards Gwyneth Paltrow below.

15-year-old Coco Gauff's first Grand Slam run continues
I don't have her number or anything. "Then after the next day, after I played Venus, everybody was screaming my name ". "Your voice becomes louder the more you can swing that racket", explains the father of 15-year-old Coco Gauff .