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The act requires an annual review of the favourable trade status the US grants Hong Kong. The pro-democracy movement, which began with opposition to a controversial extradition bill, has plunged the city into nearly six months of political chaos and taken a heavy toll on the local economy.
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Millions of angry citizens have ed anti-government protests, some of which have been violent, in a wider demand for democratic elections and an independent Single housewives want nsa Lake Park into alleged police brutality.
This week the movement has focused on the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which has been besieged by the authorities since brutal clashes between riot police and protesters at the weekend.
More than 1, have been arrested in connection with the siege, but several dozen remain on the university grounds, refusing to surrender and trying to find ways to escape the tight police cordon. Their anxious parents are waiting outside, pleading with the police to be allowed entry. Earlier this week, some students abseiled to safety from a bridge, while others staged a failed attempt Every brunette needs a blonde best friend flee through a sewer.
They have been begging the police to let them go inside HongKongPolyU. HongKongProtests pic. One tearful protester issued a video apology to his family on Thursday.
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The authorities have relentlessly pursued charges against members of the protest movement. On Thursday, a year-old boy became the youngest person to be convicted after he admitted to vandalising a police station and railway interchange in October.
His lawyer pleaded for leniency as the boy had acted on impulse and was remorseful. However, the magistrate reserved the option to impose a probation order and to place him in protective custody, leaving the child with a criminal record. Related Topics.