How world will react to ban of rally to Hongkong protesters is human rights of citizen is throttled.?
After last week’s violent clash between protesters and security forces, Hong Kong Police is planning to ban a rally and march planned for the coming weekend citing heightened safety concerns, South China Morning Post reported on Thursday.
The organisers of the rally– Civil Human Rights Front — will be informed of its application rejection on Thursday, a police source said.
The rally was scheduled to start at 3 pm from Chater Garden to march to the Liaison Office, Beijing’s representative body in the city, in the Western District.
“Both the rally and the march will be objected to. The risk is too big. You can see the number of petrol bombs the protesters threw last weekend,” the source said.
Sunday’s pro-democracy protests had begun peacefully. Thousands braved a thunderstorm to march from Kwai Chung to Tsuen Wan district, in the city’s New Territories.
They showed up dressed in plastic ponchos and raincoats and huddled under a sea of umbrellas.
But the violence returned in the evening when a smaller group of protesters broke away from the day’s main police-approved march.
China’s military has rotated a new batch of troops into Hong Kong describing the move as routine, state media said Thursday, as protests against Beijing continue to rock the Asian financial hub.
Asian and Western diplomats in Hong Kong watching the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) movements had been expecting a routine rotation about this time and will be looking closely for any sign of increased numbers or unusual activity.
Hong Kong has been engulfed in angry and sometimes violent protests against the government for three months, sparked by a now-suspended extradition bill and concerns that Beijing was trying to bring the territory under greater mainland control.