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Mass protest against Hong Kong government

It was one of the largest protests of the democracy movement in Hong Kong for many years: tens of thousands have demonstrated against the government's plans, d

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Mass protest against Hong Kong government

It was one of the largest protests of the democracy movement in Hong Kong for many years: tens of thousands have demonstrated against the government's plans, deliveries to mainland China in the future.

The democracy movement in Hong Kong has mobilized tens of thousands of people, to go against a planned law to the government on the road, the deliveries to allow on the Chinese mainland in the future. The organisers spoke of 130,000 participants, the police counted more than 22,000 people on the streets - as many as have been in years.

Many people were carrying umbrellas as a Symbol of resistance and as a sign of solidarity with the leaders of the democracy movement of 2014, which had been condemned on Wednesday with prison sentences of up to 16 months. The outrage over the guilt caused, according to observers for especially large influx of protesters.

The leader of the "umbrella"movement, Chan Man Kin, Benny Tai, Chu Yiu Ming, and Tanya Chan, were sentenced on Wednesday to prison sentences.

Against the delivery plans of the government, there's been protests. The law would allow the authorities suspect Criminals, at the Request of Chinese Authorities deliver. So far, Hong Kong had not refrained from, because the judicial system of the people's Republic is independent, not the international Standards and the imposition of the death penalty is widely used.

the beginning of the year announced by the city government, however, to allow future deliveries to mainland China, Macau and Taiwan. Hong Kong's former British Governor-General said, companies that believed in the rule of law, made no such agreements with those who didn't. Entrepreneurs and lawyers in Hong Kong fear that the city centre is risking its Position as an international financial, if local residents are right to fear an extradition to the Chinese authorities.

"One country, two systems" - that is the promise

mass protest against deliveries to China
Steffen root, ARD Shanghai
28.04.2019 17:50 PM

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