- Title: Timeline of Hong Kong political movements
- Date: 16th August 2019
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (FILE - JULY 2, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** ***WARNING: CONTAINS PROFANITY*** VARIOUS OF DAMAGE AND GRAFFITI INSIDE LEGISLATURE BUILDING AND OFFICES POLICE FIRING TEAR GAS AND MARCHING TOWARDS PROTESTERS PROTESTERS RUNNING FROM POLICE HONG KONG LEADER, CARRIE LAM, ARRIVING TO ADDRESS JOURNALISTS (SOUNDBITE) (English) HONG KONG CHIEF EXECUTIVE, CARRIE LAM, SAYING: "The extreme use of violence and vandalism by protesters who stormed into the Legislative Council building over a period of time. So this is something that we should seriously condemn." Thousands of protesters surrounded the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong on July 21, throwing paint bombs and writing graffiti on the politically sensitive building. HONG KONG, CHINA (FILE - JULY 21, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS SHINING LIGHTS AND THROWING PAINT BOMBS AT THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S LIAISON OFFICE IN HONG KONG PROTESTERS HOLDING UP BARRICADES IN FRONT OF THE LIAISON OFFICE AND SPRAYING CCTV CAMERAS
- Embargoed: 30th August 2019 12:37
- Keywords: extradition China Occupy protests handover one country Hong Kong two systems Umbrella
- Location: HONG KONG/SHENZHEN, GUANGDONG PROVINCE/BEIJING, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG/SHENZHEN, GUANGDONG PROVINCE/BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Lawmaking,Government/Politics,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA00FASHI98L
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Ten weeks of confrontations between police and protesters have plunged Hong Kong into turmoil, and present the biggest popular challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping since he came to power in 2012.
The protests began as opposition to a now-suspended bill that would have allowed suspects to be extradited to mainland China and have swelled into wider calls for democracy.
Hong Kong returned from British to Chinese rule in 1997 under a "one country, two systems" formula that promised wide-ranging freedoms denied to citizens in mainland China, but many in the city believe Beijing has been eroding those freedoms.
More mass demonstrations are expected through the weekend (August 17-18).
(Production: James Redmayne, Phyllis Xu, Travis Teo)
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