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Hong Kong: Protesters gather in prayer to call for foreign intervention

3 19.10.2019 Инфо

M/S Protester joining hands to pray, Hong Kong
W/S Protesters
C/U Masked protester waving US flag
M/S Protesters with US flags holding lights reading "Free HK"
M/S Masked protester playing 'Glory to Hong Kong anthem' on saxophone
W/S Protesters holding lights and chanting "Fight for freedom"
SOT, Protester: "Hong Kong is now facing a humanitarian crisis. We hope that the international community can hear our call for help, send staff to Hong Kong to provide voluntary emergency medical service and monitor them. We also hope that the international humanitarian, international community will urge the HKSAR [Hong Kong Special Administration Region] government to ensure that all medical and humanitarian workers are protected from any violence and to respect patient's timely access to medical assistance free of fear."
W/S Protesters holding lights and chanting "Fight for freedom"
W/S Edinburgh Place
W/S Drone view of Hong Kong *NO SOUND AT SOURCE*
SCRIPT
Around a thousand protesters rallied in Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong on Saturday, to pray and ask for foreign intervention.
Footage shows protesters joining hands in prayer, while another masked person is playing the 'Glory to Hong Kong' anthem on a saxophone.
Demonstrators were also heard chanting "Fight for freedom," with many waving British colonial-era flags of Hong Kong as well as the US flag.
One of the rallygoers took the stage to urge the international community "to send staff to Hong Kong to provide voluntary emergency medical service and monitor them" and to ensure that "all medical and humanitarian workers are protected from any violence and to respect patient's timely access to medical assistance free of fear."
Since March, Hong Kong has been rocked by demonstrations sparked by a planned, but now-withdrawn extradition bill. The rallies have evolved into a movement with wider grievances against the Hong Kong administration.