- Title: Graffiti leftover after weekend of mass protests in Hong Kong
- Date: 19th August 2019
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (AUGUST 19, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS PROFANITY*** POLICE STANDING NEXT TO WALL OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING COVERED IN GRAFFITI POLICE OFFICERS TAKING NOTES AND SPEAKING ON WALKIE TALKIE POLICE OFFICERS TAKING NOTES NEXT TO WALL COVERED IN GRAFFITI GRAFFITI ON WALL READING (English): "AN EYE FOR AN EYE" PEOPLE WALKING PAST WALL OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING COVERED IN GRAFFITI GRAFFITI ON WALL READING (English): "LIBERATE HONG KONG! FREE FOR FREEDOM!" PERSON WALKING PAST GRAFFITI READING (English): "IF YOU WANT PEACE PREPARE FOR WAR" VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING ON PEDESTRIAN OVERPASS (SOUNDBITE) (English) 32 YEAR-OLD CLERK, EDMOND LEUNG, SAYING: "For me and I think showing in a peaceful way is very important, because the government always reiterates that violence is not the true [way] of solving any problems. So I think showing in a peaceful way is very important." VARIOUS OF VEHICLES PASSING ON ROAD COVERED IN GRAFFITI (SOUNDBITE) (English) 26 YEAR-OLD CONSULTANT, CYNTHIA CHAN, SAYING: "We have heard a lot of rumours that, saying that police from the Communist Party are getting into Hong Kong police force to try to suppress the whole protest and create some more terror among people. So I think these kind of tactics are used to stop people from going out for more protest, rather than directly responding to people's demands. I don't think that's what the communist party will take." VARIOUS OF GRAFFITI ON ROAD BARRIER, READING (English and Chinese): "LIBERATE HONG KONG, GOVERNMENT DOGS" VARIOUS OF GRAFFITI READING ON BARRICADES READING (English): "S.S. NAZI = H.K. POLICE" PEOPLE WALKING ON PEDESTRIAN OVERPASS IN FRONT OF ADMIRALTY CENTRE CHINESE AND HONG KONG FLAGS VARIOUS OF VICTORIA HARBOUR
- Embargoed: 2nd September 2019 04:43
- Keywords: Hong Kong protests police China extradition bill vandalism graffiti
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA001ASVTHDZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS PROFANITY
Hong Kong returned to a normal pace on Monday (August 19) after a weekend of mass protests that left graffiti across the city's Central government district.
Hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators braved heavy rain to rally peacefully on Sunday (August 18), marking a change to what have often been violent clashes.
Police officers were seen surveying graffiti-covered walls outside the city's legislative council parliamentary building.
Sunday's turnout of an estimated 1.7 million people, according to the rally's organizers, showed that the movement still has widespread support despite chaotic scenes last week when protesters occupied the Chinese-ruled city's airport.
Hong Kong police said in a Monday statement that while Sunday's demonstrations remained "generally peaceful," some protesters still managed to shoot objects with slingshots at several government buildings.
(Production: Xihao Jiang, Stefica Nicol Bikes)
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