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MORE THAN 1.7 MILLION HONGKONGERS DEFY HEAVY RAIN TO PROTEST POLICE VIOLENCE

Eva Fu

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8-18-19

Protesters gather for a rally in Victoria Park in the latest opposition to a planned extradition law, in Hong Kong on Aug. 18, 2019. (Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)

 

A sea of umbrellas swarmed Hong Kongstreets on Aug. 18 as Hongkongers organized mass protests for the 11th consecutive week.

What began as opposition to an extraditionbill that would allow the Chinese regime to transfer individuals to face trial in mainland China has since expanded to include broader demands for police accountability and open democratic elections.

Despite the pouring rain, scores of Hongkongers filled Victoria Park for a rally condemning police violence during previous demonstrations. The overwhelming turnout brought traffic in the dense city center to a standstill.