Demonstrators march on consulates to petition overseas governments to assist in fight against authoritarian regime
Hundreds have gathered at a rally in Hong Kong and marched to foreign consulates to lobby international governments about the citys political crisis during the G20 summit this week.
President Xi Jinping of China and the US president, Donald Trump, are expected to meet at the summit in Japan amid heightened trade tensions between the worlds two largest economies.
Many in the crowd who gathered at Chater Garden in the heart of Hong Kongs business district Central wore white T-shirts emblazoned with the message: Liberate Hong Kong!, held up placards and chanted slogans: Free Hong Kong!
Free Hong Kong from Chinas colonisation said one placard. President Trump, Please liberate Hong Kong! said another. One man held up a blackboard scrawled with the message: We are Hong Kongers who have a dream: to live in dignity and without fear. Say NO to extradition to China!