Hong Kong protesters carried American flags, wore Trump hats, and held up a banner that said “President Trump – Let’s Make Hong Kong Great Again” during a recent rally.
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong sang ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ to thank Donald Trump. The president recently signed legislation backing demonstrators protesting against the government https://t.co/pf5VblSyab pic.twitter.com/k9FKmFGBWl
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Per CNBC, police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday, ending a rare lull in violence, as residents took to the streets chanting “revolution of our time” and “liberate Hong Kong”.
The protest in the busy shopping district of Tsim Sha Tsui followed a march by hundreds of people to the U.S. consulate to show “gratitude” for U.S. support for the demonstrations that have agitated the Chinese-ruled city for six months.
Shops and businesses in the area closed early as police sprayed volleys of tear gas at protesters, including some elderly residents and others with their pets, as they marched past the city’s Kowloon waterfront, home to luxury hotels and shopping malls.
Police made several arrests as the tear gas sent hundreds fleeing toward the harbor.
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