Activists in Germany call for solidarity with Hong Kong”s protesters ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to China. [Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters]
Hong Kong is bracing for more demonstrations over the weekend, with protesters threatening to disrupt transport links to the airport as they continue their campaign for more democracy in the Chinese-ruled city.
On Wednesday, embattled leader Carrie Lam withdrew the controversial extradition that first triggered the mass rallies three months ago, conceding to one of the protesters five demands.
But the demonstrators, who are also calling for the right for Hong Kong to elect its own leader and an independent investigation into alleged police brutality, said it was not enough.
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, on a visit to China, raised the impasse with