Monday, October 26, 2020

Hong Kong: Protesters tried to storm Legislative Council

Featured

50 million Americans voted by mail in the presidential election so far

More than 50 million Americans cast their ballots in the US presidential election by mail 11 days before the...

GIP releases inaugural annual report at second plenary meeting

The Second Plenary Meeting of the Green Investment Principles for the Belt and Road (GIP) was held today in...

Pakistan re-elected as member UNHRC

Pakistan has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) with an overwhelming majority securing 169 votes...
Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

Hong Kong’s pro-government protesters on Monday tried to storm the Legislative Council. They destroyed windows of the government building and tried to gain access by force. The police used pepper spray to stop it.

Accompanied by this and other incidents, Hong Kong has begun celebrating the 22nd anniversary of the return of the former British Crown Colony to China. Thousands of people demonstrated against the annual flag ceremony and occupied streets in the government district. The police again violently acted against them. The annual protest march is likely to be particularly large this year due to the heated mood in the financial metropolis. The highlight of the demonstration will probably be reached in the afternoon.

Unlike usual, Hong Kong Prime Minister Carrie Lam invited guests watched the ceremony not in the open air but on a screen in a nearby convention center, which was justified by bad weather.

In recent weeks, Hong Kong has witnessed the biggest protests in three decades due to a controversial law on deliveries to China. Up to two million people have already taken to the streets to protest the project.

The extradition law would allow Hong Kong authorities to extradite Chinese accused persons to the People’s Republic. Critics warn that China’s judiciary is not independent and serves political persecution. Also threatened with torture and ill treatment.

Prime Minister Lam had put the extradition law after the outcry in the population on ice. However, the protesters want to continue protesting until the law is officially withdrawn, detained members of the protest movement and punished by police who violently violated protesters.

On July 1, 1997, Britain returned its Hong Kong crown colony to China. Actually, according to the Hong Kong return agreement, there are more freedoms until 2047 than Chinese in the People’s Republic. But more and more Hong Kongers feel that Beijing is already curtailing their rights.

Read also: Hong Kong protests discharge into violence

Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

Latest News

50 million Americans voted by mail in the presidential election so far

More than 50 million Americans cast their ballots in the US presidential election by mail 11 days before the...

Remains of ships sunk hundreds of years ago discovered in Utbury, Sweden

Archaeologists in Sweden have discovered the remains of small, sunken ships dating back 400 years ago, during excavations in central Gothenburg in the coastal...

New York authorities preparing for possible riots after the election

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the major American city authorities are preparing for possible unrest and riots in the city...

Trump: 180 million Americans would miss health care plans if Biden came to power

US President Donald Trump did not stop attacking his rival in the US presidential election, Democratic candidate Joe Biden, sending a message to Americans,...

The European Court of Human Rights condemns Turkey of violating the right to freedom of expression

The European Court of Human Rights has convicted Turkey of violating the right to freedom of expression of two university students who have been...

Related News