Epoch Times: A sea of umbrellas swarmed Hong Kong streets on Aug. 18 as Hongkongers organized mass protests for the 11th consecutive week.
What began as opposition to an extradition bill 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.
Though police did not approve an application for a march following the rally, locals defied the ban and spilled onto the streets nonetheless. more