HONG KONG – This Chinese-ruled city is preparing for a weekend of demonstrations, including a human chain at major subway lines on Friday and a democracy march on Sunday, the latest moves in over four months of anti-government protests.
It has been two weeks since its leader Carrie Lam invoked emergency laws for the first time in half a century to ban face masks, hoping to quell protests.
Although the last few days have been relatively calm, with protesters staying off the streets, prominent human rights activist Jimmy Sham was brutally attacked on Wednesday.
Hundreds of people are expected to join hands outside metro stations in the city on Friday.
Last month, Lam withdrew the controversial extradition bill that kicked off protests amid concerns it would expose Hong Kong residents to the Chinese justice system.
Many protesters have also called for Lam’s resignation.(Reuters)