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Hong Kong: Thousands join anti-govt demo celebrating 30th anniv. of 1989 revolutions

2 17.11.2019 Инфо

W/S Brick wall representing Berlin wall built for 30th Anniversary of 1989 revolutions, Hong Kong
M/S People writing on wall
W/S Wall with graffiti similar to Berlin East Side Gallery depicting Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and Chinese President Xi Jinping kissing
M/S wall with graffiti
C/U Lam and Xi kissing
M/S Banner with US President Donald Trump standing on tank
W/S People attending event
SOT, Anti-government protester: "Hong Kong, as the closest piece of the free world to China, has become heavily infiltrated by the Chinese communists. Our mainstream medias and news outlets have been increasingly controlled by China and used to spread propaganda and fake news against our very own people and values. Elections have been rigged to allow the installation of Chinese communist puppets deep into our community. Quietly but steadily the influence of Chinese communists is becoming a monopoly in our daily lives."
W/S Demonstration
SOT, Anti-government protester: "China, pretending to be a global player, open to the free world, has shown its brutal nature as dictatorial, communist state that actively seeks to control our demands, to control other territories through both economic and violent means. We must fight together, before your country became yet another Hong Kong."
M/S Protesters holding illuminated sign, singing protest anthem 'Glory to Hong Kong'
Thousands of anti-government demonstrators gathered at Hong Kong's Edinburgh Place on Sunday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Revolutions of 1989, as well as to protest against Hong Kong's government.
Protesters built a wall to resemble the Berlin wall, which fell in November 1989, and sprayed messages as well as pictures on it. One of the images resembles the famous "My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love" painting on Berlin's East Side Gallery depicting the Marxist-Leninist ritual fraternal kiss between then GDR General Secretary Erich Honecker and the then General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Leonid Brezhnev.
Hong Kong's graffiti painting shows Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and Chinese President Xi Jinping in the same pose.
Hong Kong has been rocked by protests sparked by a now-withdrawn extradition bill since March.
The rallies have since evolved into a wider movement against the government, marked by violent clashes between protesters and the authorities.