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Hong Kong continues to roil with protests, entering a third month of social unrest sparked by the government’s now-shelved extradition bill. A day after thousands of civil servants embarrassed their employer by staging a rally in Central to urge it to address protesters’ demands, people are gathering on Saturday in the busy Kowloon shopping district of Mong Kok, where scenes of bitter violence erupted for days during the pro-democracy Occupy movement of 2014.
Police gave organisers last-minute approval for the march on Friday night, after ruling out their proposed route for public safety reasons. The march will now go through the residential neighbourhood of Tai Kok Tsui, adjacent to Mong Kok, rather than deep into the heart of the shopping centre.
The organisers’ demands remain the same as at other rallies, that the government look into alleged abuse of police power; completely withdraw the bill; exonerate all protesters arrested; implement universal suffrage; and stop calling the protests a riot. Police warn they will have zero tolerance for any violence, because of the march’s proximity to a busy shopping district.
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