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Hong Kong protesters mark five years since 'Umbrella' street movement

A series of protests for and against Communist Party rulers in Beijing is planned for the Chinese-ruled city ahead of the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic on Tuesday, including at the consula

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Protesters march to call for the passing of the proposed Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act by the US Congress in Hong Kong

Thousands of protesters chanted anti-government slogans and sang their “Glory to Hong Kong” anthem on Saturday, marking the fifth anniversary of the “Umbrella” pro-democracy movement as protests which have gridlocked the territory for weeks continued. 

Families gathered at the harbourside Tamar Park, in front of central government offices and the Legislative Council, both of which have come under attack for more than three months, sparking violent street battles with police.

“It’s a special day for Hong Kong protesters. We will stick together to fight for freedom,” said Sam, 33, dressed in black and wearing a mask. “Most people think Hong Kong was

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First Published: Sep 28 2019 | 9:22 PM IST

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