Demonstrations in Hong Kong continued over the weekend with pro-democracy protesters waving American flags and wearing Trump 2020 gear.
Protesters rallied to encourage U.S. lawmakers to express support for the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which would penalize Hong Kong or China for undermining the basic democratic rights of Hong Kong citizens, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.
The protests Saturday and Sunday drew thousands of people despite the Sept. 4 withdrawal of an extradition bill that sparked a summer of protests.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 9, 2019
Demonstrators waved American flags, sang the U.S. national anthem, and some even wore pro-Trump merchandise, calling on the president to “liberate” the region during a Sunday afternoon protest, Reuters reported.
Protester Joe Lau, whose wife wore a Trump 2020 T-shirt to Sunday’s events, told TheWSJ “the U.S. government has the ability to force the Hong Kong government” to protect the region’s autonomy.
Another protester and translator, Chapman Chen, wore a “Make Hong Kong Great Again” hat, TheWSJ reported.