- Title: Thousands rally in Hong Kong's Hung Hom district in 11th week of protest
- Date: 17th August 2019
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (AUGUST 17, 2019) (REUTERS) PEOPLE MARCHING IN HUNG HOM DISTRICT MAN WEARING PLACARD ON HAT AND CHANTING PEOPLE MARCHING AND HOLDING PLACARDS MAN CHANTING (Cantonese): "Let's march together!" WOMAN WAVING HER HANDS AT PROTESTERS FROM HER APARTMENT PEOPLE WALKING WITH UMBRELLA MAN WALKING AND HOLDING PLACARD OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE CARRIE LAM VARIOUS PROTESTERS WALKING WITH BANNER PEOPLE MARCHING (SOUNDBITE) (English) PROTESTER, DAVID CHU, SAYING: "We are here for the five demands asked by the people all the time right from the beginning, from the movement, this protest. The government still not hasn't answered us at all, not one single demand." POLICE OFFICERS WALKING OUT OF GATHERING POINT POLICE TRUCK PEOPLE WALKING TWO POLICE VANS DRIVING PAST / PEOPLE WALKING (SOUNDBITE) (English) PROTESTER, JOE LAM, SAYING: "I'm here to protect my home because police try to attack the youths. They're violence, to slave our Hong Kong people and every innocent citizens." PEOPLE MARCHING MAN ON WHEELCHAIR PROTESTERS CHANTING (Cantonese) "HONG KONG, FIGHT ON!" VARIOUS PEOPLE GATHERING AT SOI SHAM PARK PEOPLE PULLING UP THEIR UMBRELLAS MAN TYING ON MASK PROTESTERS LEAVING PARK PROTESTERS STANDING AT PARK
- Embargoed: 31st August 2019 11:27
- Keywords: law China Hong Kong protests demands march extradition bill Hung Hom protesters Hong Kong protest
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Fundamental Rights/Civil Liberties,Government/Politics,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA001ASLTV7R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Thousands in Hong Kong marched in Hung Hom District on Saturday (August 17) on the 11th week of weekend demonstrations and protesters say they are joining to 'protect' their homes.
Following the escalation in violence during the past few days, the demonstrations this weekend will provide a litmus test as to whether the protest movement can retain the broad support that it has appeared to enjoy.
Demonstrators say they are fighting the erosion of the "one country, two systems" arrangement that enshrined some autonomy for Hong Kong since China took it back from Britain in 1997.
During the past week they have increasingly directed their frustrations toward police, who have responded with fiercer determination to clear them from the streets.
The increasingly violent confrontations have plunged one of Asia's financial capitals into its worst crisis for decades. The unrest also presents one of the biggest challenges for Chinese President Xi Jinping since he came to power in 2012.
Western governments, including the United States, have stepped up calls for restraint, as Chinese paramilitary police have run drills close to the Hong Kong border.
(Production: Ebrahim Harris, Ronn Bautista, Juarawee Kittisilpa)
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