We inform you that last Sunday, June 16, more than a million people demonstrated in Hong Kong to defend their freedoms. Among them, there were young people, adults, elderly people, families, disabled in wheelchairs, students, etc. all kind of people.
Certainly, an impressive crowd of people overflowed the main streets and avenues of downtown Hong Kong. The demonstration was held in defense of the framework of freedoms, increasingly challenged by the growing influence of mainland China.
The great demonstration
Most of the protesters were dressed in black, as a sign of mourning for the loss of freedoms that the city is experiencing in recent years. In addition, adds the extradition bill promoted by the head of the local government, Carrie Lam.
The entire population shouted: “Get out Lam, not the extradition law to China”. Also, there were posters with messages like: “Free Hong Kong” or “No to police brutality”.
At the end of the demonstration at midnight, the organizers of the Civil Front for Human Rights affirmed the attendance of almost two million people. This would be equivalent to 30% of the inhabitants of the city.
In conclusion, more than a million people demonstrated in Hong Kong to defend their freedoms. Certainly, it was the largest demonstration registered for decades.
Also, it was a protest that the local government could not dissolve with riot police. The resignation of Lam was one of the most heard requests among the protesters. They accuse her of having provoked the Hong Kong society by promoting the extradition law.
Meanwhile, the next stage will be this Monday, 17 June, when the inhabitants of the city are called to a general strike.
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