Loading articles...

Hong Kong protests move forward despite police objections

A woman holds a sign which reads "Our Children's future, let's protect together" during a march billed as "Save our Children" in Hong Kong on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. China's central government has dismissed Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters as clowns and criminals while bemoaning growing violence surrounding the months long demonstrations. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

HONG KONG — Another day of protests in Hong Kong has started with a rally of parents calling for greater protection for their children as ordinary people have increasingly become caught in skirmishes between anti-government demonstrators and police.

Hong Kong is in its ninth week of mass, city-wide demonstrations despite police objections to the rallies.

The movement began in June against an extradition bill that would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be sent to mainland China to stand trial. Since the government suspended the legislation, however, protesters have broadened their demands to include electoral reforms and an independent inquiry into alleged police abuse.

A former British colony, Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997 under the framework of “one country, two systems,” which promises the semi-autonomous city certain democratic freedoms.

The Associated Press



Latest Traffic & Weather
680 NEWS TRAFFIC @680NEWStraffic 680 News Traffic Twitter verified icon
Updated 43 minutes ago
Retweeted @OPP_GTATraffic: UPDATE: COLLISION: #QEW TO bound at Trafalgar #OAKVILLE - All lanes remain closed for Police Investigation due to an ea…
Latest Traffic
680 NEWS WEATHER @680NEWSweather 
Updated Today at 03:07 AM
Good morning #Toronto GTA It’s Friday! Our gorgeous stretch of weather continues. You may need a light jacket for t…
Latest Weather