Hong Kong students hold rally as protests show no sign of easing

Secondary school students attending an anti-government rally at Central, in Hong Kong, on Aug 22, 2019.
Secondary school students attending an anti-government rally at Central, in Hong Kong, on Aug 22, 2019.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Protests continued in Hong Kong yesterday, with hundreds of high school students wearing black and holding umbrellas joining a rally in the downtown area to press for political reforms.

Another rally is planned for tonight, where protesters aim to form human chains across the city.

Meanwhile, police have charged two out of 28 people arrested for a bloody attack in a rural metro station that left nearly 50 injured, some with serious injuries.

Both men are accused of rioting and will make their first appearance in a magistrate's court today.

On July 21, a mob of men dressed in white and armed with sticks and clubs attacked protesters returning from a pro-democracy rally and other commuters at the Yuen Long metro station.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 23, 2019, with the headline 'HK students hold rally as protests show no sign of easing'. Print Edition | Subscribe