Hong Kong is once again in the mood of clearing its stands. As protesters poured into the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday any doubts that the government’s so-called apology has been accepted just got cleared. With renewed determination, invincible willpower and a lengthening list of demands, the protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong once again.
Carrie Lam, who is Hong Kong’s embattled leader shelved the bill on Saturday. This phenomenon was followed by a rare apology that was presented the very next day. However, the pro-democracy activist labelled the act as too little and too late.
Organizer’s of the protest gave an unverified estimate of the size of the protest. They claimed that nearly 2 million people out of the 7 million that reside in the country came out of their houses to show their anger.
Nearly 2 million people descended on Hong Kong's streets, organizers claim, to protest a controversial China extradition bill, despite the government announcing the legislation would be suspended https://t.co/q4aaNgvC9B pic.twitter.com/GE9Vxa3eXB
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 16, 2019
Umpteen protestors said that Mrs Lam’s apology did not satisfy them as it appeared insincere. Leo Cheng a 19-year-old student gave her views regarding Lam’s apology. Leo said
She only did it under pressure,”
What the protesters are asking for?
The marchers’ are determined on sending tremors to Beijing. Well, this act is sure to test Xi Jinping’s meticulously designed image of strength and competence. The protestors wish to send a message to Beijing stating that Hong Kong people will not remain silent.
If Beijing wants to do something that will violate the basic values of Hong Kong then its residents will time and again turn out in force, so as to present their discontent. The marchers consisted of both young and old. Parents with their children, a crowd of students and innumerable retirees could be seen on the street.
Hong Kong protest: 'Nearly two million' join demonstration https://t.co/mFtYdNhG9L
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) June 16, 2019
Demonstrators could be seen carrying signs listing their demands. Their lengthening demands included a complete withdraw of the bill in place of indefinite suspension. They even want an impartial investigation regarding the use of force done by police on the hapless protestors on Wednesday.
Though there are no speedy plans for another march yet labour unions have asked different sectors of society to take turns in holding a strike on Monday.
“Don’t kill us”
“We’ll be less activist if you’ll be less shit”
— Alice Truong (@alicetruong) June 16, 2019
So it looks like Hong Kong is nowhere near settlement at the moment. People have refused to budge even an inch from their demands so maybe this time the government will have to set down a bit. How the events will unfold is practically a mystery at the moment.
MILLIONS IN THE STREETS: Protest organizers say nearly 2 million of Hong Kong’s 7 million people marched across the city on Sunday to voice their anger over extradition bill. https://t.co/CUIXRV8t1h pic.twitter.com/DzsDYkebC9
— ABC News (@ABC) June 16, 2019
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