- Title: Protesters hold rally near government offices to mark city wide strike
- Date: 2nd September 2019
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (SEPTEMBER 2, 2019) (REUTERS) PROTESTERS SITTING ON LEDGE IN FRONT OF FERRIS WHEEL CHANTING PROTESTER WEARING STICKER READING (English and Chinese): "STRIKE HONG KONG - THE THREE STRIKES, ALL PEOPLE" PROTESTER HOLDING PLACARD READING (Chinese): "HONG KONG PEOPLE WILL NOT STEP BACK, STRIKE" VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS GATHERED AT TAMAR PARK PROTESTERS CLAPPING PAN DEMOCRAT LEGISLATOR CLAUDIA MO SPEAKING ON STAGE PROTESTERS GATHERED AT TAMAR PARK (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRO-DEMOCRACY ACTIVIST AGNES CHOW, SAYING: "I would say that it's very important for Hong Kongers to insist fighting for our five demands. If we stop fighting, Hong Kong will be ended and one country two system might properly be ended, and our rights, our basic political right of getting involved in social movement of opposing the government will probably be ended also. So this movement, it's not only a movement about opposing the extradition law, but it is also a movement for Hong Kong people are fighting for a better future and fighting for real democracy." PROTESTERS GATHERED IN TAMAR PARK PROTESTERS HOLDING PLACARDS READING (English and Chinese): "FIVE DEMANDS, NOT ONE LESS" (SOUNDBITE) (English) PROTESTER AND BANKING SECTOR WORKER, MISS NG, SAYING: "I'm not encouraging any violent acts, but the problem is that the police keep escalating the violence first, so I don't condemn the violence by the protesters either." PROTESTERS GATHERED IN TAMAR PARK PROTESTERS SITTING ON GRASS AND HOLDING PLACARDS PROTESTERS GATHERED IN TAMAR PARK
- Embargoed: 16th September 2019 13:38
- Keywords: Hong Kong China protests strike civil unrest one country two systems Agnes Chow
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001AUYRIH3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS THE SAME EXACT EDIT AS 1041. RESENDING EDIT DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUE.
Thousands of protesters rallied at Hong Kong's iconic Tamar Park in front of government offices on Monday (September 2) to mark a city-wide strike.
Protesters mostly sat peacefully on park grounds while chanting anti-government slogans.
"So this movement, it's not only a movement about opposing the extradition law, but it is also a movement for Hong Kong people are fighting for a better future and fighting for real democracy," said pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow.
The planned strike follows a weekend marred by some of the worst violence since unrest escalated more than three months ago, with protesters burning barricades and throwing petrol bombs, and police retaliating with water cannon, tear gas and batons.
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