In Photos: Strikes, protests continue across Hong Kong
Starting with an uprising against an unpopular extradition bill, Hong Kong’s public has taken to the streets in a widespread citizen movement, demanding better democratic freedom, investigation into police brutality, and the resignation of their chief executive, Carrie Lam. China for the first time has said that it can deploy People’s Liberation Army in Hong Kong to maintain the public order if city administration requested.
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August 5, 2019: Demonstrators attend a rally to support the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at New Town Plaza shopping mall in Hong Kong, China. Protesters disrupted train service and blocked roads as part of a city-wide strike to pressure the government into responding to protesters’ longstanding demands.