søndag 4. august 2019

Beijing’s Hong Kong affairs office condemns protesters who threw Chinese flag in the sea

On Saturday night a small group of government supporters in Hong Kong gathered at the harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui to raise the national flag again. The ceremony, involving around a dozen people, was led by Chan Ching-sum, the convenor of Caring Hong Kong Power, a pro-government group founded in 2011.

On Sunday morning Leo Chan Manwell, a Tuen Mun district councillor and member of the Federation of Trade Unions, also showed up at the scene to sing the Chinese national anthem under the raised flag with a group of supporters. The flag was thrown into the sea on Saturday afternoon during the ninth consecutive weekend of protests triggered by a now-shelved extradition bill.