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Hong Kong: Hunger strikers march to Government House, demand to meet Lam

2 15.07.2019 Инфо

C/U Protester writing, "Withdraw the Extradition Law" (Cantonese) on T-shirt, Hong Kong
M/S Protesters
C/U Drawing by hunger striker
C/U Sign reading, "Wanted, dead or alive"
SOT, Dr. Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung, Legislative Council Member: "It is not just those who are more progressive or those who are young who are concerned about the extradition bill. It is really all walks of life, including people who are old, disabled; perhaps the chief executive does not look at them as important. So this is really an outcry from all walks of life and we wish them to completely withdraw the bill and, also, meet the demands of the public including establishing an independent inquiry to investigate the whole saga, not labelling the event as a riot, stop arresting and releasing all those who have been arrested because of the whole campaign."
M/S Protesters holding red signs reading, "Hunger strike, Carrie Lam talk to us" (Cantonese)
SOT, Hunger striker: "Cherish your life, don’t sacrifice. You need to keep your life so that we can fight for our judiciary, our democracy and our righteousness, for Hong Kong. This is a long term fight.
M/S Hunger strikers
M/S March from Admiralty Centre to Government House
W/S March from Admiralty Centre to Government House
W/S March from Admiralty Centre to Government House
M/S Police
SOT, Mr Chan, 73-year-old hunger striker (Cantonese): "I request Carrie Lam come down here to talk to us if you block our way, otherwise we will have another action in 10 minutes."
M/S Police
W/S Hunger strikers chanting
M/S Hunger strikers
W/S Hunger strikers chanting
SCRIPT
A group of Hong Kong anti-extradition bill activists, who entered their 12th day of hunger strike, marched to Government House, the office of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Monday, demanding to speak with the leader.
Footage shows the hunger strikers and other activists marching from Admiralty Centre, where they have been staying, to Government House.
"It is not just those who are more progressive or those who are young who are concerned about the extradition bill," said Legislative Council Member Dr. Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung. "This is really an outcry from all walks of life and we wish them to completely withdraw the bill and, also, meet the demands of the public including establishing an independent inquiry to investigate the whole saga."
Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in the streets of Hong Kong in recent weeks in one of the largest demonstrations in the city’s history, against an extradition bill which would allow people to be extradited to the mainland to face trial.
Although the bill has since been suspended, the protests have continued with protesters calling for it to be withdrawn entirely and for Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam to resign.