Hong Kong Protesters Appeal to U.S., U.K. as Uprising Shows No Sign of Slowing Down

HeadlineSep 16, 2019

Protests are continuing in Hong Kong. Over the weekend, riot police used tear gas and water cannons on crowds as they gathered for the 15th straight week. Earlier this month, Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam withdrew the controversial extradition bill that triggered the popular uprising, but protesters’ demands have since expanded. Some demonstrators have been calling for the support of the U.S. and Britain — Hong Kong’s former colonial ruler.

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