This Weekend’s Hong Kong Protests to be Live-Streamed on NTD Website

In June 2019, widespread fears over a controversial bill that would allow China to seek extradition of criminal suspects sparked mass protests on the streets of Hong Kong.

Many fear that the proposal, which has been suspended following public pressure, would allow the Chinese regime to put individuals on trial in the mainland, where rule of law is not observed.

In recent weeks, Hongkongers have continued to rally on the streets every weekend to demand that the government fully withdraw the bill; investigate the police’s use of force in dispersing protesters; and enact universal suffrage in the city’s elections. Since June, police have fired over a thousand cans of tear gas while clearing protesters from the streets.

As tensions between police and protesters have recently escalated, leading to some violent confrontations, several countries, including the United States, the U.K., and Australia, have issued travel warnings for those citizens planning to visit Hong Kong.

This weekend, protesters are kicking off protests with a three-day sit-in beginning on Friday, Aug. 9, at the Hong Kong International Airport. They plan to raise international awareness about their demands to traveling tourists.

On Saturday and Sunday, there are marches planned in several neighborhoods.

The Epoch Times will begin livestreaming the demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. EST, with footage and onsite reporting by our Hong Kong bureau.

The broadcast will also be streaming live from our Facebook pages:

1. Live Coverage (Eastern Time)

Saturday, Aug. 10
9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

(2) Sunday, Aug. 11
9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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2. How to Tune In

(1) NTD and Epoch Times websites

(2) NTD and Epoch Times Facebook pages