By  on July 14, 2019

Hong Kong protesters once again filled the streets for the sixth consecutive week of marches against Beijing’s tightening control over the former colony, this time targeting a neighborhood near the border with mainland China and a suburban high-end shopping mall.

As with the previous protests, the events were largely peaceful with violent scuffles occurring at the tail end of the gatherings. What began as a movement in direct retaliation to an extradition bill that would allow people in Hong Kong to be sent to mainland China has grown to encompass a number of anti-Beijing complaints and pent-up frustration against the city leaders, which are not elected via universal suffrage but via a system that highly prioritizes big business and Beijing alliances.

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