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Hong Kong protesters march and sing in plea to Britain

Credit: Reuters Studio
Published on September 15, 2019 - Duration: 01:05s

Hong Kong protesters march and sing in plea to Britain

Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters waving Union Jack flags marched and sang "God Save the Queen", both on the streets and outside the British Consulate on Sunday, demanding that the former colonial power ensures China honors its commitments to the city's freedoms. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Hong Kong protesters march and sing in plea to Britain

The Chinese-ruled territory has been rocked by weeks of sometimes violent pro-democracy protests, with demonstrators angry about what they see as creeping interference by Beijing in their city's affairs despite a promise of autonomy.

The Sino-British Joint Declaration, signed in 1984, lays out Hong Kong's future after its return to China in 1997, a "one country, two systems" formula that ensures freedoms not enjoyed on the mainland.

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