Supporters of HK protesters rally in Washington

Supporters of HK protesters rally in Washington

Aug 19, 2019

Washington [USA] August 19: People supporting protesters in Hong Kong have rallied in the US capital, Washington, demanding freedom for the Chinese territory.
About 200 people gathered in front of the White House on Sunday for a rally organized by students and others from Hong Kong.
Participants wearing black T-shirts that have become a symbol of the Hong Kong protests chanted "freedom for Hong Kong" and "protect democracy in Hong Kong."
The organizers said there were similar rallies in 36 cities in 12 countries and regions over the weekend to support the movement.
A 43-year-old office worker from Hong Kong said that he hopes the United States can increase the pressure on the Chinese government to resolve the issue peacefully.
A 37-year-old woman from Hong Kong said that she wants all the countries that are enjoying freedom and democracy to stand up for Hong Kong.
Some US lawmakers are concerned that Beijing may resort to armed force to contain the mass protests in the territory as it did during the Tiananmen Square crackdown 30 years ago.
US President Donald Trump is expected to hold a telephone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping soon and urge him to seek a peaceful solution to the issue.
Source: NHK