Thousands attend pro-democracy march in Hong Kong hours after China president Xi Jinping's visit

Hong Kong: An annual protest march has begun in Hong Kong, hours after Chinese president Xi Jinping wrapped up his visit to the city by warning against challenges to Beijing's sovereignty.

Thousands of protesters joined the rally organised by a pro-democracy coalition at its starting point in downtown Victoria Park.

Hundreds of thousand protesters march along a down town street during the annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong Saturday. AP

Hundreds of thousand protesters march along a down town street during the annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong Saturday. AP

They marched in sweltering heat through streets blocked off for the event by police, with thousands of officers deployed along a route ending at city government headquarters.

Protesters waved placards denouncing Hong Kong and Beijing leaders and banners in support of a wide range of causes. One marcher carried a poster depicting Xi wearing a Mao Zedong-style cap that read "Overthrow the Communist Party" and "Overthrow Xi Jinping."


Published Date: Jul 01, 2017 02:53 pm | Updated Date: Jul 01, 2017 02:53 pm


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