Hong Kong protesters held a Thanksgiving Day rally on Thursday night to thank America after President Donald Trump signed into law two bills aimed at supporting human rights in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.
According to The New York Times, the bill signed by the President on Wednesday “authorizes sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials responsible for human rights abuses in Hong Kong,” signaling support for pro-democracy activists and escalating tensions with Beijing” as Trump is in the middle of trying to hammer out a trade deal with China.
China’s Foreign Ministry voiced his frustration after learning of President Trump’s decision, saying the bill “seriously interfered with Hong Kong affairs, seriously interfered with China’s internal affairs, and seriously violated international law and basic norms of international relations,” as reported by the New York Times.
He then warned that any consequences stemming from the bill would “be borne by the United States.”
In response to President Trump signing the Hong Kong democracy legislation, thousands of demonstrators gathered in the city centre, waved U.S. flags as the U.S. national anthem played, while others held up signs and pictures to thank President Trump. (Videos Below)
Hong Kong protesters hold rally thanking the United States and President Trump for the support:
These photos from the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are incredible.
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) November 28, 2019
— Vivienne Chow (@VivienneChow) November 28, 2019
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