Hong Kong Immigration to Taiwan Surges as Protests Grind On

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The network said the accounts originated in mainland China and were part of a coordinated attempt to undermine the "legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement".

This suggests the Chinese government is trying to influence an worldwide audience about the Hong Kong protests.

Protesters march against a controversial extradition bill in the Causeway Bay area in Hong Kong, on August 18, 2019.

A man walks past a graffiti during a march to demand democracy and political reforms in Hong Kong, China, Aug. 18, 2019.

Maciej Ceglowski, developer of the social-media bookmarking site Pinboard, called on Twitter over the weekend to stop selling ads to the state-run Xinhua News Agency. In one, the pro-Democracy protesters were compare to ISIS terrorists.

Kwok is from Hong Kong and still has family living there.

The protesters' current demands include the complete retraction of the proposed extradition bill, universal suffrage to choose Hong Kong's leaders and the guarantee of amnesty for those arrested due to the demonstrations.

Dozens of Hong Kong protesters involved in the July ransacking of the city's Legislative Council arrived in Taiwan last month to seek asylum, the Apple Daily newspaper reported.

For days, Ng said, protesters had gathered around the police station till wee hours, throwing bricks at officers and firing laser beams at them.

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Demonstrators' frustrations over what they perceive to be the government's blatant refusal to respond to their demands boiled over last week with the occupation of Hong Kong's worldwide airport, during which a reporter for a Chinese Communist Party-owned newspaper was assaulted, and attacks on a number of police stations.

China has condemned the unrest as "behaviour that is close to terrorism".

The promoted tweets aim to smear pro-democracy demonstrations by protesters in Hong Kong as violent even though recently rallies which have drawn as many as 1.7 million people have been reported as largely peaceful by global media.

"We have duty to come out and make our voice heard, we believe they are only telling one part of the story", Feng told the Star Vancouver.

"We have to continue until the government finally shows us the respect that we deserve".

"The police were firmly opposed to the march on. which meant that 1.7 million people were forced to gather in Victoria Park", a protester surnamed Wong told journalists in the fifth press conference given by the anti-extradition movement, which now has no identifiable leaders.

Police, whose crowd figures are generally lower than the organizers' estimates, said the turnout at the assigned location and during the designated time period was 128,000.

"Especially the police brutality". Another ad says that US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has voiced her support for the protesters, "should fly to Hong Kong to see what the true facts are".

Trump stopped short of endorsing the protesters, saying, "I'd love to see it worked out in a humane fashion", and calling on Xi to negotiate with the dissidents.

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