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Timeline: The Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong | Police violence, protester vandalism, and a new anthem for a free Hong Kong in ongoing pro-democracy demonstrations
by Erica Kwong
Posted 9/13/19, 12:41 pm

WORLD first published this timeline on Aug. 30 and is periodically updating it as events develop. For the newest entries, please see the bottom of the page.

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Democratic appeal

Democracy | Hong Kong demonstrators ask the United States for support
by June Cheng
Posted 9/12/19, 11:20 am

Hong Kong, long the international financial hub of Asia, now possesses a certain Jekyll-and-Hyde quality. During the week, the city is subdued: Well-dressed men and women head off to their offices in shiny buildings, young people loiter in coffee shops, and the elderly exercise in the park. Yet on the weekends, masses of people don black clothing and march on the streets, calling for the government to respond to their demands of democracy. 

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Hong Kong protesters ask for U.S. support

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/09/19, 11:55 am

Hong Kong protesters numbering in the tens of thousands waved American flags and marched to the U.S. Consulate over the weekend. They urged the U.S. Congress to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which would impose economic sanctions on Hong Kong and on Chinese officials who suppress dissent. The territory’s government warned that “foreign legislatures should not interfere in any form in the internal affairs” of Hong Kong.

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