As it happened: Hong Kong march 'draws 800,000' as unrest nears six-month mark
Tensions are escalating at an anti-government march on Sunday, with the stand-off between protesters and Hong Kong police continuing into the evening at a road junction beyond the approved end point of the procession in Central.
If you made a bet on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement still bringing out huge crowds after six consecutive months of demonstrations, well done, please collect your winnings pic.twitter.com/rjs5uId9ST— Rachel Blundy (@rachelblundy) December 8, 2019
This is why Hong Kong protesters are always praised. Hong Kong demonstrators can still open the way for ambulances despite crowded protests.#Police Violence #standwithhk #HumanRightsDay #dkpol#dkpol #Europa#denmark #News#digdk #UN#dktele #Dokk1pic.twitter.com/LkkSeZ76EY— Geo (@Sandu7470) December 8, 2019
#HongKongProtests HongKongers are marching on the street from day till night today on #HumanRightsDay. When the movement just started, it is still early summer. It is now already winter but we wont stop until our five demands are realised. Please continue to #StandWithHongKong! pic.twitter.com/Bjlu5sPTYU— San (@48arty3) December 8, 2019
“We want Hong Kong to remain Hong Kong,” a poster says. Crowd now in Wan Chai while Victoria Park and Causeway Bay are packed to bursting point. #HumanRightsDay #HongKongProtest pic.twitter.com/9R8U6FwaQ1— Xinqi Su 蘇昕琪 (@XinqiSu) December 8, 2019
#HongKongProtests —— @Dystopia - Fight for #HKautonomy🇭🇰 (@Dystopia992) December 8, 2019
A talented #Violinist (just a kid😆) marching playing #GlorytoHongKong, the Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Anthem!
🇭🇰🖐🏻 願榮光歸香港#HumanRightsDay #香港デモ#HongKongProtesters #5DemandsNot1Less pic.twitter.com/FKVR9ZESNl
Fai Chun, red poster with auspicious words written in Chinese calligraphy for Lunar New Year, has turned protest-themed, cursing families of rogue cops death #HumanRightsDay #HongKongProtest pic.twitter.com/PmLM2CztZw— Xinqi Su 蘇昕琪 (@XinqiSu) December 8, 2019
This man in white jacket had been running arounds between riot police and protesters in Sheung Wan. The last round ended short as police pointed torch light at him. #HumanRightsDay #HongKongProtest pic.twitter.com/2FHEQ2YGVy— Xinqi Su 蘇昕琪 (@XinqiSu) December 8, 2019
How riot police pointed pepper spray at @galileocheng when they tried to drive away reporters coming up as they suddenly charge onto pedestrian, blocking the way of an old lady and a foreign woman. pic.twitter.com/pTwPaGR5lX— Xinqi Su 蘇昕琪 (@XinqiSu) December 8, 2019