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Hong Kong: Christian protesters hold prayer session in front of Legislative Council

1 18.06.2019 Инфо

W/S Attendees listening to speaker outside Legislative Council Complex (LegCo), Hong Kong
W/S Attendees singing 'Sing Hallelujah to the Lord' hymn
M/S Nun checking mobile phone
C/U Man praying
SOT, Father Xavier, Attendee: "For me, I need to support them not just against her but think in other way. She [Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam]'s weak, mentally, spiritually, as a Christian we need to support her also."
C/U Banner taped to wall under cross
M/S Nun checking mobile phone
W/S Attendees singing 'Sing Hallelujah to the Lord' hymn
M/S Attendees
M/S Speaker addressing attendees
SOT, Father Xavier, Attendee: "I ask her to reconsider with God and with the people, the citizens of Hong Kong."
C/U Attendee
C/U Attendee
W/S Attendees singing 'Sing Hallelujah to the Lord' hymn
C/U Cross
C/U Priest praying
SOT, Father Thomas, Ceremony speaker: "Pray with me, pray with the Hong Kong people, let everyone know we are now in trouble, we are in a sense in a very critical moment, help us with prayer and we need to have peace, p-e-a-c-e in mind and by always."
M/S Attendees
C/U Sign showing Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam with horns
W/S Attendees singing 'Sing Hallelujah to the Lord' hymn
SCRIPT
About 100 people gathered in front of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council Complex (LegCo) on Tuesday to pray for the end of violence and for protesters who were injured and imprisoned in the course of the recent rallies against the currently-suspended extradition bill.
The prayer session came after Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam apologised to Hong Kong citizens for a second time over the controversial bill which would have allowed suspects to be sent to mainland China to face trial.
"She’s weak, mentally, spiritually, as a Christian we need to support her also," said Father Xavier speaking of Lam.
Attendees sang 'Sing Hallelujah to the Lord,' a hymn slowly turning into the unofficial tune of the rallies.
On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of protests descended on Hong Kong's streets against the bill. According to the protest organisers, nearly two million people participated in the protest. Police said that the turnout was 338,000 at its peak.