Thousands of usually apolitical financial professionals showed up in Hong Kong's Chater Garden in pouring rain for a flash mob on August 1, marking the latest round of support for the mass protests that have flooded city streets every weekend for months.
"I'm not surprised that they made that comment because they have made similar [responses before]", she said.
More people might be arrested as the investigations unfold, police officer Li Kwai Wah said, adding: "Recently, we are very anxious about the escalating violence".
"As you all know, they are somehow the work of the US", Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a press conference in Beijing.
"It is an open secret in Hong Kong that the forces protesting the extradition bill have been sponsored by the United States", the paper said.
But K, a civil servant in the architectural services department, chose to attend the rally after reading that statement, particularly angered by recent police behaviour.
GREG WILPERT Now, the Chinese government has expressed support for the Hong Kong government, but it seems to be running out of patience and is calling it now off for the rest of some of the protesters and it has also offered to send some troops possibly to stop the demonstrations.
Videos falsely claiming to show a Chinese military crackdown against pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have flooded social media over the past week. Silence from Chief Executive Carrie Lam, along with police use of rubber bullets and beatings with batons to disperse the crowds, altered the protest demands.
One of the accused is a 33-year-old man who was also charged with assaulting a police officer, police said.
Yang's remarks follow statements earlier this week by a former Hong Kong official that the USA and self-governing democratic Taiwan were behind the unrest, sparked originally by Hong Kong's now-suspended attempt to push through legislation that could allow some criminal suspects to be sent to mainland China.
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When Britain returned Hong Kong to China 22 years ago, China employed a "one country, two systems" principle, allowing the city to retain its own legal system, currency, and civil service.
Stills from the video about the PLA Hong Kong garrison's anti-riot drill in Shenzhen.
More rallies are planned for this weekend, starting with civil servants gathering Friday night in the main business district.
According to the civil servant's code of conduct, government staffers are required to be loyal to the city's administration and not take part in political events that could be construed as a conflict of interests. The data release came after the city's financial markets shut early due to a typhoon, and amid signs that the government is taking a harsher line in punishing protesters. So I certainly see this as being a change in the shape of the protest movement, but I don't think the protests will actually spread from Hong Kong into mainland China because Hong Kong is a very different place with a peculiar set of circumstances that are absent in mainland China.
Calls for an independent inquiry have intensified further since the recent violent attack in Yuen Long, where rod-welding mobsters attacked civilians and protesters returning home from an anti-government demonstration.
Rioting is one of the most serious public order offences on Hong Kong's statute books and carries a sentence of up to a decade in jail.
In recent weeks, clashes between protesters and police have escalated.
The video of the "furious and fearless" granny's shot on July 27 by Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong and this powerful image of her reprimanding the riot police shot by photojournalist Laurel Chor, have gone viral on the internet. "But we have to act now".
Hong Kong's leader would start and finally approve an extradition following a request from a foreign jurisdiction but only after court hearings, including any possible appeals.