Hong Kong protesters plan march to US Embassy

Published September 8, 2019, 10:47 AM

by Gabriela Baron & Minka Klaudia Tiangco

By the Associated PressU

HONG KONG — Demonstrators in Hong Kong are planning a march to the US Embassy to drum up international support for their months-long protest movement.

Riot police check passengers' bags at airport express central station in downtown Hong Kong, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Hong Kong authorities were limiting airport transport services and controlling access to terminals Saturday as they braced for a second weekend of disruption following overnight demonstrations that turned violent. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu/MANILA BULLETIN)
Riot police check passengers’ bags at airport express central station in downtown Hong Kong, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Hong Kong authorities were limiting airport transport services and controlling access to terminals Saturday as they braced for a second weekend of disruption following overnight demonstrations that turned violent. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu/MANILA BULLETIN)

Sunday’s march from a central park to the embassy comes a day after attempts to disrupt transportation to the city’s international airport failed and follows more violence between police and protesters overnight.

The protests have continued despite the government’s announcement last week that it will withdraw the extradition bill that sparked the demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

The protesters have since widened their demands to include other issues, such as greater democracy in the former British colony.

The US State Department said Friday that Beijing has undertaken a propaganda campaign “falsely accusing the United States of fomenting unrest in Hong Kong.”

 
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