Hong Kong protesters aim to take their message to mainland China as they march to a railway station

Mail Online | 7/7/2019 | Terri-ann Williams For Mailonline
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Protesters in Hong Kong have marched to a high-speed railway station in order to get their message across to those visiting from mainland China.

Large crowds were seen gathering outside the West Kowloon station which connects Guangdong city to other mainland destinations.

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Demonstrators marched through a high-end shopping centre popular with Chinese tourists, brandishing placards with read 'Stay Strong Hong Kong' and mega phones.

Police barricaded the main entrance to the station in order to stop protesters gaining access, while only passengers with pre-booked reservations were being let into the station this afternoon.

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Local media reported that ticket sales had also been suspended for afternoon trains, as many tried to get their message out to those living in mainland China, with protesters saying coverage had been focused on the damaged caused earlier in the month.

This is while the organisers said the turnout had been larger than expected as crowds met at Salisbury Garden, with the march kicking off at around 3.30pm local time.

Hong - Kong - Protests - Month - Changes

Hong Kong has been riven by protests for the past month, sparked by proposed changes to the extradition laws that would have allowed suspects to be sent to the mainland to face trial.

The legislation, which the government has suspended indefinitely because of the protests, raised broader concerns about an erosion of freedoms and rights in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory in recent years.

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Hong Kong was allowed to keep its own legal system for 50 years after Britain returned the then-colony to China in 1997, but many...
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