Hundreds of pro-Hong Kong and pro-China protesters took to the streets in both Sydney and Melbourne over the weekend.
The Herald Sunreports that pro-democracy advocates chanted "Free Hong Kong" as they gathered on the steps of the library, carrying signs pledging "solidarity with Hong Kong".
The protests started in June against proposed changes to Hong Kong's extradition law that would allow a person arrested in Hong Kong to be tried in mainland China or elsewhere.
On Tuesday, protesters blocked passengers from boarding flights at the city's airport and later assaulted two men they accused of being Chinese spies. "We will still fight", she said.
(AP Photo/Kin Cheung). Police officers armed with riots gear stand out side Mong Kok police station during pro-democracy protesters march in Hong Kong Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019.
The movement's demands include the resignation of the city leader, democratic elections and an independent investigation into police use of force.
The two groups lined opposite sides of Granville Street outside the Chinese consulate, with those supportive of Beijing on the side of the consulate, and those supportive of Hong Kong's protesters on the other side of the roadway.
Another weekend of protests is underway in Hong Kong, with teachers rallying to support students and other protesters.
Sunday's heavy turnout suggested that the movement still has broad-based support despite the ugly scenes witnessed during the past week when protesters occupied the city's airport, for which some activists apologized.
"There is no police brutality", said Qicheng Yu.
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If such a situation was repeated in Hong Kong, "I think there'd be. tremendous political sentiment not to do something", Trump said, referring to the trade negotiations with China.
Hong Kong, one of the world's busiest ports, is on the verge of its first recession in a decade as violent anti-government protests scare off tourists and bite into retail sales and investment.
Police had not approved a march on Sunday.
You did not mention any specific lawmaker, but numerous US senators and Congress members, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have affirmed the USA commitment to human rights and urged the Hong Kong government to end the standoff. Mogherini said in a statement that what has happened in recent weeks has been citizens' use of their basic right to assemble and protest.
But broader concerns about the erosion of freedoms under the "one country, two systems" formula - enacted after Britain handed Hong Kong back to China in 1997 - are now part of a series of concerns.
A rally in Victoria Park has been called for Sunday by a pro-democracy group that has organised three massive marches through central Hong Kong since June.
Last week China's paramilitary forces carried out exercises outside of a major sports stadium in Shenzhen, sparking speculation that they may be used in Hong Kong.
The organisers put the number at 1.7 million, adding they had applied for permission to march to the Hong Kong Liaison Office, Beijing's main representative body in the city, on the last day of the month.
In Sydney, almost 500 people gathered for a rally at Martin Place, which was more than three times more than the organisers expected.