Published: Sat, November 30, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Hong Kong police end 12-day siege on school campus

Hong Kong police end 12-day siege on school campus

"We are really grateful about that and we really appreciate the effort made by Americans who support Hong Kong, who stand with Hong Kong, who do not choose to side with Beijing", he said, urging other countries to pass similar legislation.

Proposed by right-wing Senator Marco Rubio - who has a long history of pressing for regime change in Latin America - the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act has been slammed as USA interference in China's internal affairs.

President Donald Trump has signed a law supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, drawing a furious reaction from Beijing, which on Thursday summoned the U.S. envoy to China and warned of "firm countermeasures".

Violence in Asia's top financial hub has abated since a stunning victory by the pro-democracy camp in November 24 local elections, seen as a sharp rebuke to the city's embattled leader, Carrie Lam.

"The two acts are obviously interfering in Hong Kong's internal affairs", the city government said in a statement, warning the move would "send the wrong message to the protesters".

Protesters, most of whom were in regular work clothing, blocked highways and chanted "Free Hong Kong!"

The other bans the export of certain nonlethal munitions to Hong Kong police. Under siege. In their universities.

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Numerous massive helium-inflated balloons require up to 90 handlers and can be challenging to maneuver even in calm weather. City rules require balloons to be grounded if sustained winds exceed 23 miles per hour and gusts exceed 34 miles per hour .

They were the holdouts from perhaps 1,100 people who had retreated inside after the battles with police.

"I signed these bills out of respect for President Xi, China, and the people of Hong Kong", Trump said in a statement.

A university official estimated that it would take five to six months to fix the damage to the campus.

Separately, police said two high school students were detained Wednesday for possessing TATP, or tri-acetone triperoxide powder, a powerful explosive that has been used in bomb attacks worldwide.

Current elections in Hong Kong led to a surge in pro-democracy applicants that procured almost 90 percent of district council chairs. Police said it was alarming that such risky explosives were found with young students.

The government has withdrawn legal amendments that would have allowed extradition to mainland China - a plan that sparked the movement in the first place - but protesters also want fully democratic elections to the Legislative Council (LegCo) and for the post of chief executive, an amnesty for the thousands of people arrested since protests began, an end to the use of the term "rioting", and an independent inquiry into police violence.

The government is also facing growing calls to limit the use of tear gas, a chemical weapon under worldwide military classification, in densely populated city streets, where families are often left choking even in their own homes, or while eating in restaurants.

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