Hong Kong protesters rally to thank U.S., Trump for support

by Adam Ford · Dec 1st, 2019 1:59 pm
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Thousands of pro-democracy protesters marched in Hong Kong Sunday to thank the United States and President Donald Trump for signing two bills into law which support Hong Kong against China.

Many protesters waved American flags and sang the National Anthem. Some were wearing Donald Trump masks, hats, and T-shirts, and some carried signs saying, "President Trump, let's make Hong Kong great again," or "President Trump, please liberate Hong Kong."

Slogans spray-painted along walls and on sidewalks said "Freedom is not free" and pledged "Victory at all costs."

Hong Kong police fired tear gas at some of the protesters.

šŸ”¦ Large-scale demonstrations in Hong Kong began as protests against a bill that would have allowed criminal extraditions to mainland China, a betrayal of Beijing's agreement to allow Hong Kong to remain largely autonomous. After months of instanse pressure, the bill was finally withdrawn, but the movement has grown into wider calls to protect the city's democratic freedoms at large.