Violence Erupts Again as Hong Kong Protests Continue


Police fire teargas and water cannon at Hong Kong protesters.

President Xi Jinping marks red line in warning to Hong Kong on national sovereignty and that any challenge is absolutely impermissible.

Joshua Wong, the 22-year-old activist from Hong Kong believes that foreign support is crucial to the protestors chances for success.

The 2019 Hong Kong protests are an ongoing series of demonstrations in Hong Kong, China which began with the aim to oppose the introduction of the Fugitive Offenders amendment bill proposed by the Hong Kong government. If enacted, the bill would allow local authorities to detain and extradite criminal fugitives who are wanted in territories with which Hong Kong does not have extradition agreements, including Taiwan and mainland China. People were concerned that the bill would subject Hong Kong citizens and visitors to the mainland Chinese jurisdiction, undermining the autonomy of the region.

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