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Hong Kong braced for weekend of protests despite cancellation of march

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After 13 weeks of defiance, the movement faces a watershed amid wave of arrests and growing violence Hong Kong has braced for another weekend of mass protests as demonstrators prepared to defy a police ban and mark the anniversary of a decision by Beijing to limit democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.Activists were planning protests in locations across the city on Saturday even after organisers of a major march planned for the afternoon cancelled the event, following a wave of arrests of prominent pro-democracy activists and lawmakers on Friday. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/31/hong-kong-braced-for-weekend-of-protests-despite-cancellation-of-march

Author : Lily Kuo and Erin Hale in Hong Kong

Publish date : 2019-08-31 07:00:59

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