- Title: Pro-Beijing supporters vent protest frustrations in Hong Kong
- Date: 24th September 2019
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (SEPTEMBER 24, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS PRO-BEIJING SUPPORTERS HOLDING BANNER CONGRATULATING THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND CHINESE FLAG / SINGING CHINESE PATRIOTIC SONGS
- 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: LVA001AY0M62V
- 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.
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