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The SAR government, in a statement issued at around 6 pm on Sunday, said Hong Kong will descend to a d
亚博足球app官网419论坛angerous tipping point if such blatant lawlessness and violence, which is beyond freedom of expression, were condoned.
Hong Kong saw two very different crowds on Saturday afternoon. On was made up of 90,000 people who assembled peacefully in Victoria Park in Causeway Bay.亚博足球app官网419论坛
Observers called the peaceful, positive rally, the third of its type since mid-June, the silent majority’s answer to the radica
lism and violence mounted by protesters who have repeatedly thrown the city into chaos. Two earlier rallies saw a
亚博足球app官网419论坛女神会所bout 480,000 people voicing their shared aspirations of restoring peace and harmony to the city.
The damp lawns of Victoria Park were packed with participants. At one point in the pub
lic rally, youngsters took the stage to remove their masks to reveal their identities in stark contrast to masked radicals.亚博足球app官网419论坛
Emma Chan Ming-kwan took her 13-year-old son to the rally in hopes of teaching him “to tell right from wrong”.
“Biased school education and media reports have failed to warn youngsters about the consequences of violence,” she said.
亚博足球app官网419论坛女神会所A 46-year-old Hong Kong resident of Italian origin who gave his name as Renato said he attended to support Hong Kon
g police and the SAR government because he doesn’t agree with the behavior of unlawful protesters.
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ricts was almost completely paralyzed as thousands of protesters against a now-suspended extradition amen
dment bill ignored police warnings and blocked major roads, occupying a critical cross-harbor tunnel twice.
亚博足球app官网419论坛女神会所The area, comprising Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok, is home to many luxury hotels, brand b
outiques and posh restaurants that are major attractions for locals and tourists.
On Sunday, radicals spread the violence and vandalism to Tseung Kwan O
in East New Territories and the western and central part of Hong Kong Island. In Ca亚博足球app官网419论坛女神会所
useway Bay, two police vehicles were set upon by masked protesters who attemp
ted to blind officers with flashlights and laser pens. Some protesters van
dalized Golden Bauhinia Square, where the flag-raising ceremony is held every day, in Wan Chai.