- Title: Pro-Beijing supporters vent protest frustrations in Hong Kong
- Date: 24th September 2019
- Summary: ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS PRO-BEIJING SUPPORTERS WAVING FLAGS AND SINGING CHINESE PATRIOTIC SONGS NUMBER 70 WRITTEN ON A BANNER PRO-BEIJING SUPPORTERS HOLDING CHINESE FLAG VARIOUS PRO-BEIJING SUPPORTERS, HOLDING BANNER AND FLAG, SHOUTING (Mandarin): "SUPPORT THE POLICE, AGAINST THE VIOLENCE" A PRO-BEIJING SUPPORTER WAVING THE CHINESE FLAG AND SHOUTING SLOGAN VARIOUS PRO-BEIJING SUPPORTERS HOLDING BANNER AND FLAG AND SINGING SONG (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) PRO-BEIJING SUPPORTER, CAROL SAYING: "We don't need violence, we need them to send their demands in a legal way. Their action has affected the life of everyone, I think that's wrong, and I think they are influencing our next generation, there's some problem with the education." VARIOUS PRO-BEIJING SUPPORTERS SINGING WHILE HOLDING UP MOBILE PHONE WITH CHINESE FLAG ONLOOKERS SHOUTING (Cantonese): "FIVE DEMANDS, NOT ONE LESS" WOMAN POSING WITH CHINESE FLAG WOMAN FLASHING CHINESE FLAG ON HER MOBILE PHONE SCREEN (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) PRO-BEIJING SUPPORTER WANTED TO BE KNOWN AS "BAI XUE" SAYING: "Hong Kong is doomed if they continue the protest, I hope they stop, and no more violence." MALL WITH PRO-BEIJING SUPPORTERS WAVING CHINESE FLAGS PRO-BEIJING SUPPORTERS HOLDING BANNER AND CHINESE FLAGS AND SHOUTING (Cantonese): "REMOVE YOUR MASK"
- Embargoed: 8th October 2019 08:37
- Keywords: Hong Kong China pro-Beijing rally supporters
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA002AY0M62V
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:About one hundred pro-Beijing supporters gathered for a flash mob style rally in a Hong Kong shopping mall on Tuesday (September 24) to express frustration over the ongoing protests in the financial centre.
Supporters of the government from mainland China and Hong Kong shouted "support the police, against the violence" while holding Chinese national flags and a banner to congratulate for the 70th anniversary of the founding of People's Republic of China.
Many who joined the rally hoped the city-wide protests that have been running for four months will end soon.
What started as protests over a now-shelved extradition bill, that would have allowed criminal suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial, have evolved into broader calls for greater democracy and an independent inquiry into police actions.
The Asian financial centre is on edge ahead of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1, with authorities eager to avoid scenes that could embarrass the central government in Beijing.
(Production: Zaw Naing Oo, Vorasit Satienlerk, Angie Teo)
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