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Hong Kong: 'God save the Queen' - Protesters petition British consulate for help

0 15.09.2019 Инфо

W/S Protesters with British flags
M/S Protesters with British flags
M/S Protesters with British flags
W/S Protesters with British flags
M/S Protesters with British flags
M/S Protesters with British flags
M/S Sign with Union Jack reading, "Free HK"
SOT, Chan, protester: "I think the British government should take more proactive steps to enforce this declaration, because it is an international convention instead of a historical document. For example, the British government can enact some acts like the United States, like the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. In the British government, in the Parliament, they can pass a similar act."
M/S Protester with sign reading, "One country two systems is dead"
M/S Protester with sign reading, "The world supports freedom, democracy & faith in Hong Kong"
M/S Protester with sign reading, "One country two systems is dead"
SOT, Kin, protester: "We are asking for the British government to do something with the Sino-British Joint Declaration, because during that negotiation, the Chinese government has promised Hong Kong's democracy and universal suffrage. But until now, the promises are gone, so we wish the British government [would] do something to negotiate with the Chinese government and to support Hong Kong people."
C/U UK passport *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Kin, protester: "I think if the people in the free world stand with us, then Hong Kong will be given democracy or a better autonomy. But if we can’t get the support from the western countries, the Chinese government may put more interference in Hong Kong or Hong Kong will become another Chinese city like Shanghai or Shenzhen."
M/S Protesters
C/U Envelope with petition to British Consul General Andrew Heyn
C/U Protester
M/S Protesters deliver petition
C/U Envelope with petition to British Consul General Andrew Heyn, protesters chant: "God save the Queen"
M/S Protesters deliver petition
W/S Protest
SCRIPT
Hong Kong demonstrators delivered a petition to UK Consul General Andrew Heyn on Sunday, asking for support from the UK government.
Footage shows protesters gathered outside the British consulate in Hong Kong with Union Jacks and signs as they deliver an envelope to consulate staff as they chant "God save the Queen."
"The British government can enact some acts like the United States, like the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act," said Chan, one of the protesters.
Hundreds of thousands have taken part in protests against an extradition bill with mainland China since the end of March and despite the bill being withdrawn, protesters continue to hit the streets calling on other demands to be met. Among them is investigation of alleged police brutality during demonstrations, freedom to those arrested as well as other demands.