A week after a Hong Kong citizen was attacked at the Chinese consulate in Manchester, England, hundreds of people across the UK have gathered in separate local protests to denounce China and demand Hong Kong’s freedom.
The Manchester protests, dubbed ‘Say No to China’, took place in St. Peter’s Square around 4pm on Sunday. manchester evening news report. The event began with a performance of “God Save the King” outside the Central Library, followed by “Glory to Hong Kong”.
Over the next two hours, various speakers came forward to voice their support for Hong Kong’s independence from China. Attendees reportedly held placards with phrases such as “Exile China,” “Free Hong Kong,” and even “President Xi Jinping.”
Similar signs were seen last week during protests outside the Chinese Consulate on Dennison Road in La Chorumet, Manchester. The demonstration resulted in a violent brawl in the consulate grounds where several masked people dragged protesters by the hair and beat them.
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“Let me be clear, I was dragged into the consulate. Said at a press conference in the British Parliament on Wednesday. “I was kicked and beaten to hold onto the gate, but I could not hold onto it for long. In the end, I was dragged to the ground of the consulate.”
Last week, Consul General Zheng Xiyuan, one of Manchester’s most senior Chinese diplomats, admitted to pulling Chan, but He claimed his actions were a call to “duty”. He also claimed that Chan “jumped into the property himself” because he “refused to let go” of his staff.
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Similar protests were held elsewhere in the UK on Sunday. London, Nottingham When read. movie Posted On Twitter show Londoners fighting the storm Arrive at the Chinese embassy in their city and deliver their message.
Meanwhile, some demonstrators reportedly expressed their gratitude to the Greater Manchester Police, which have been lauded since pulling Chan off the Chinese consulate grounds. Police continue to investigate the incident.
Foreign Secretary Jesse Norman made it clear Thursday, “If the police determine that there are grounds for prosecuting public officials, we expect the Chinese consulate to waive those officials’ immunity.” There will be diplomatic consequences.”
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