HONG KONG: Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers packed into Tamar Park on Saturday (Nov 9) night as police arrested a group of lawmakers, deepening the city’s political crisis. The protesters sang hymns and carried flowers, while many shouted “revenge”, a call heard increasingly often at rallies and given added impetus since a student died in hospital on Friday after falling from multi-storey park during a protest. Alex Chow Tsz-lok, 22, a student at Hong Kong’s University of Science and Technology (UST), fell on Monday as protesters were being dispersed by police. The international finance hub has been upended by five months of huge and increasingly violent protests, but Beijing has refused to give in to most of the movement’s demands. READ: Hong Kong girds for more protests after student dies “Tonight we are not only here to mourn for him but to show the government, the Chinese Communist Party and the world that the things that have happened in the last six months have not been forgotten,” said Tom, 26, a government worker who asked that only his first name be used. The huge rally – one of the few in recent months to obtain police approval – means Hong Kong has witnessed 24… Read full this story
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