Hong Kong stages protest against Chinese key leader’s visit

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Published on: 18 May 2016 12:27 AM GMT
Hong Kong stages protest against Chinese key leader’s visit
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Beijing: Tussles were broken out between police and 'Pro-Democracy' campaigners in Hong Kong when the senior-most official from Beijing visited the city on Tuesday.

Zhang Dejiang, the leader accountable for the affairs of Hong Kong, landed amid discontent with accused interference in the territory’s affairs by Beijing.

Earlier, seven members of Pro-Democracy political party – the league of social democrats – were detained after putting up protest banners. Three of them are still under police custody.

“I was in Honk Kong to listen to all sectors of society. I wanted to ask them about implementation of a country’s principles with two systems,” said Zhang in a statement.

Highlights:

  • The security was beefed up with more than 6000 police personnel deployed.
  • Protesters were forced back from the residence of the leader.
  • Police forces surrounded the building where Zhang was required to dine.

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