Students in Hong Kong, human chains

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Hong Kong government has condemned the “illegal behavior of radical protesters” and warned the United States to stay out of its affairs. Thousands of demonstrators marched yesterday to the US Consulate to seek Washington’s support. Protesters in their yesterday march appealed to President Donald Trump to “stand with Hong Kong” and ensure Congress pass a bill that proposes economic sanctions and penalties on Hong Kong and China officials found to suppress democracy and human rights in the city.

Hong Kong’s government expressed regret over the US bill, known as the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. It said in a statement today that “foreign legislatures should not interfere in any form in the internal affairs” of Hong Kong.

The government said it was very much in Hong Kong’s own interest to maintain our autonomy to safeguard our interests and advantages un

Hundreds of secondary school students in Hong Kong formed human chains on Monday to urge the government to meet their demands.

Protests erupted exactly three months ago over a controversial extradition bill that would have allowed criminal suspects in Hong Kong to be sent to mainland China to face trial.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam withdrew the bill last week, but demonstrations against the government are continuing.

On Monday morning, students held hands to create human chains at more than 170 schools before classes began.

At one school on Hong Kong Island, hundreds of students and graduates called for an independent panel to be set up to investigate allegations of police brutality.

A 17-year-old student noted that the government has only met one demand out of five in the past three months. He said he wants to pressure the government to change its attitude.

A 14-year-old student wearing a gas mask said she wants people to know that students and many other people in Hong Kong are united in their protests against the government.

A pro-democracy group that has been organizing demonstrations is calling for another march on September 15.

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