Published: Sun, October 20, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Hong Kong protesters vow to hit the streets in major 'illegal' march

Hong Kong protesters vow to hit the streets in major 'illegal' march

Chan is serving a short jail sentence in Hong Kong on a money laundering charge related to his theft of Poon's possessions.

Last week, China temporarily suspended ties with the National Basketball Association after Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, tweeted - and quickly deleted - his support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters, forcing the National Basketball Association to publicly apologise for the move. Police have arrested more than 2,300 people since June, many of them teenagers as young as 12.

"We will not back down even after the attack on the Civil Human Rights Front convener Jimmy Sham".

Hong Kong now has extradition agreements with 20 jurisdictions across the world, including Australia, however Chan could not be extradited to Taiwan to face the murder charges because the two governments do not share such an agreement.

It said the HKMap app "has been used to target and ambush police, threaten public safety, and criminals have used it to victimize residents in areas where they know there is no law enforcement".

The revelation comes as Hong Kong witnessed a 20th consecutive weekend of protests.

The human chain was planned to stretch a 40 km (25 miles) along the city's metro, with many people wearing eccentric masks in defiance on a ban on covering faces at public rallies.

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Demonstrators have since widened their demands to include an inquiry into police brutality and full democracy in the semi-autonomous region.

The crisis in the Chinese-ruled city is the worst since the handover and poses the biggest popular challenge to China's President Xi Jinping since he took power. Police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at unarmed protesters, and shot two teenagers with live ammunition. She urged people to wait for a report from Independent Police Complaints Council into the recent clashes.

The unrest was sparked by a now withdrawn bill which would have allowed extradition to mainland China for trial in Communist Party-controlled courts.

Lam has cited Chan's case as one of the main reasons that she wanted to close the loophole with proposed extradition amendments.

The letter from the Hong Kong Junior Police Officers' Association dated Wednesday said "Hong Kong City" will be located in Zhaoqing, 200km or 11/2 hours by high-speed rail from Hong Kong.

Meanwhile, Blizzard had earlier banned Hearthstone pro Ng Wai "Blitzchung" Chung for saying "liberate Hong Kong - revolution of our age" during a post-match interview.

China has banned the bulk shipment to the city of black clothing and other items popularly used by Hong Kong protesters, staff at Chinese courier firms said.

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