Younger protesters are locked in heated police clashes outdoors the federal government headquarters, however on the opposite facet of city hundreds of residents are marching peacefully in opposition to the China extradition invoice and to name for higher democracy.
This official march is larger and has attracted a wider vary of individuals, too. Center aged folks, younger folks and even babies, a few of them being carried on their dad and mom’ shoulders, have all turned out.
What’s the official march? That is the annual July 1 protest, which takes place on the anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong from the UK to China.
The place does it go? Their route takes them from Victoria Park alongside the north facet of the island to the guts of town in Central. March organizers in the present day, nonetheless, have modified the path to keep away from being caught up within the tense stand off outdoors the federal government places of work.
What do they need? Among the many protest chants in the present day are calls to “Free Hong Kong” and for Chief Govt Carrie Lam to step down.