Hong Kong protesters turn to Trump for help

protests in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Sep 8 Waving American flags, Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong appealed to US President Donald Trump to intervene in the ongoing standoff and help them to achieve their liberation.

Tens of thousands of protesters marched near the US Consulate General in the city and chanted pleas for help from the Trump administration in ending a three-month confrontation with the government and “liberate” Hong Kong from China. While China has warned other countries not to interfere in Hong Kong as it is purely its own affair. Hong Kong, a former British colony handed back to China in 1997.

Protests calling on US President Donald Trump to intervene escalated rapidly Sunday, with marchers setting fire to a barricade outside a subway station entrance in the city’s business district.

Holding banners reading “President Trump, please save Hong Kong” and “Make Hong Kong great again” and “President Trump, please liberate Hong Kong” protest march began in the Chater Garden public park in Central before heading to the consulate as part of the 14th straight weekend of public demonstrations in the Asian financial hub

They sought that the US pass a proposed “Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act”, which Democratic senators are pushing for consideration next week.

The law would require the US to certify Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy on an annual basis to justify its special trade status.

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