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Hong Kong Protests In Pictures, Protesters Stand Firm Amid Beijing Crackdown

Amid Beijing launching a crackdown in Hong Kong, the protestors have stood firm against the bill that would allow local authorities to detain and extradite people to territories that Hong Kong does not have extradition agreements with. These territories include mainland China and Taiwan and the people in Hong Kong have been very apprehensive about it. Demonstrations against the bill began in earlier in April and March this year. As the bill was scheduled for a second reading in the Legislative Council, the violence escalated in Hong Kong.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 02 September 2019, 02:50:27 PM
Hong Kong Protesters Stand Firm Amid Beijing Crackdown

Hong Kong Protesters Stand Firm Amid Beijing Crackdown

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Amid Beijing launching crackdown in Hong Kong, the protestors have stood firm against the bill that would allow local authorities to detain and extradite people to territories that Hong Kong does not have extradition agreements with. These territories include mainland China and Taiwan and the people in Hong Kong have been very apprehensive about it. Demonstrations against the bill began in earlier in April and March this year. As the bill was scheduled for a second reading in the Legislative Council, the violence escalated in Hong Kong. (Image Credit: IANS)

Hong Kong Protesters Stand Firm Amid Beijing Crackdown

Hong Kong Protesters Stand Firm Amid Beijing Crackdown

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Thousands of pro-democracy protesters have been defying police bans on rallying in Hong Kong. The protesters almost took the city under seize. (Image Credit: IANS)

Hong Kong Protesters Stand Firm Amid Beijing Crackdown

Hong Kong Protesters Stand Firm Amid Beijing Crackdown

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To sustain the demonstration, democracy activists are billing the weekend rallies. By this act they seem to give Beijing a lesson that their movement still enjoys broad public support. (Image Credit: IANS)

Hong Kong Protesters Stand Firm Amid Beijing Crackdown

Hong Kong Protesters Stand Firm Amid Beijing Crackdown

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Beijing voiced "strong dissatisfaction" over a joint statement issued by the G7 leaders, who backed Hong Kong's autonomy and called for calm after months of civil unrest. (Image Credit: IANS)

Hong Kong Protesters Stand Firm Amid Beijing Crackdown

Hong Kong Protesters Stand Firm Amid Beijing Crackdown

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The financial hub faced more violence with police saying that they were forced to fire water cannon and a warning shot to fend off "extremely violent" demonstrators. (Image Credit: IANS)

Hong Kong Protesters Stand Firm Amid Beijing Crackdown

Hong Kong Protesters Stand Firm Amid Beijing Crackdown

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The Hong Kong police have stepped up crackdown against protesters and have resorted to fire tear gas shell and shoot projectiles at close range. (Image Credit: IANS)