Yellow Ribbon representative

A pro-democracy protester ties up a yellow ribbon to one of the fences blocking the access to Liaison Government Office during the rally in Hong Kong (9 November 2014)Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have marched to the office of China’s top representative in the city.

Activists are angry about a decision by China to screen candidates for Hong Kong’s 2017 leadership election. They want direct talks with Beijing.

Pro-democracy protesters tied yellow ribbons to barricades blocking access to government offices

Government supporters also took to the streets and confronted the protesters outside the representative’s office.

Activists tied yellow ribbons, a symbol of their demand for more democracy, on the gates of the China liaison office.

The march on Sunday follows almost six weeks of sit-ins and road blockades in a number of central districts.

Hong Kong Chief executive CY Leung – who is in Beijing – received the full support of President Xi Jinping in his dealings with the protesters.

Pro-government protesters (left) shout to pro-democracy demonstrators (right) during the rally outside the Liaison Government Office in Hong Kong (9 November 2014)Mr Xi said that he firmly supported Hong Kong in “driving forward the development of democracy according to the law, and in safeguarding the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong”.

Pro-government protesters (left) confronted pro-democracy demonstrators (right) on SundayMr Leung – in Beijing – has received the backing of China’s president in his dealings with the protesters

The BBC’s John Sudworth in Hong Kong says that there is no sign that the Hong Kong government is prepared to make any concessions.

Protesters say that attempts to negotiate with the Hong Kong government have failed and now appear to be directing their grievances towards China’s national leaders, our correspondent says.

China now has ultimate sovereignty over Hong Kong following the handover from Britain in 1997, although the territory still enjoys a large degree of autonomy.

The protesters began blocking a number of key areas of the city six weeks ago after they accused Beijing of breaking a promise of greater democracy.

The ruling communist party’s new rules for the election of Hong Kong’s chief executive allow it to veto candidates it deems unsuitable.

You might also like

Kyle Lucas "Purple Ribbon Representative" (DJ Booth
Kyle Lucas "Purple Ribbon Representative" (DJ Booth ...
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
CBconcept CBconcept 12VLR-65FT-Y Yellow 65-Feet Low Voltage 12-volt 2-Wire 1/2-Inch LED Rope Light, Christmas Lighting, Indoor/Outdoor Rope Lighting
Home Improvement (CBconcept)
  • Kit Includes: 12v 66-Feet Premium grade LED rope light with 2- bare wires ready to wire to battery pack or low voltage electric system
  • Free Accessory Package: 66-Piece clips, 2-Piece online splices, 1-Piece T-shape connector
  • Cool to touch when lit. Flexible and easy installation, Indoor/Outdoor, connect up to 200 -Feet
  • Energy saving -LED Rope Light: 0.8Watts/FT vs. incandescent Rope Light: 5.5Watts/FT
  • Allowable Cutting interval: 3-Feet 3-Inch . 36 LEDs per 3-Feet 3-Inch
Tioneer Jewelry TIONEER Sterling Silver Cute Bow Infinity Ring, Size 4
Jewelry (Tioneer Jewelry)
  • An adorable edition of an infinity ring, with realistic knotted bow.
  • Genuine .925 grade sterling silver. This ring is plated with rhodium to ensure durableness.
  • Large ribbon bow tied at the top of the crown, accented with approx. 7 sparkling cubic zirconia.
  • Infinity bow dimensions: 11mm x 19mm. Weighs approx. 4.3g.
  • Comes with complimentary gift box.
YBAMZQ Bee Keeping Stainless Steel Uncapping Fork
Lawn & Patio (YBAMZQ)
  • Sturdy beekeeping equipment uncapping fork
  • Plastic handle and stainless steel tines
  • Great for uncapping sunken areas of honeycomb that cannot be decapped with a knife
  • Also good for pulling out drone brood to check for varroa mites
Ababy Personalized Ballerina Embroidered White Bath Towels - Thread Color Yellow
Home (Ababy)
  • 30 W x 54 L
  • Color: White
Free Spirit Verna Mosquera Snapshot Design Roll 30 2.5-inch Strips Jelly Roll Free Spirit
Art and Craft Supply (Free Spirit)
  • Snapshot collection from Free Spirit
  • Designed by Verna Mosquera
  • Design Roll (Jelly Roll) includes 30 2.5-inch by 44-inch (width of fabric) strips
  • 100% Cotton; premium quilt shop quality fabric
  • Precut, rolled and secured with a ribbon by the manufacturer

Copyright © . All Rights Reserved