Months into the huge protests kicked off by opposition to a bill allowing extradition to China, demonstrators still appear to command widespread support - with the victory of pro-democracy candidates undercutting government claims of a "silent majority" opposed to the movement.
Hundreds of silver-haired activists joined young Hong Kong protesters for a unity rally Saturday, vowing that their monthslong movement will not fade away until there is greater democracy in the Chinese territory.
In the morning, hundreds of protesters marched in protest against police use of tear gas.
Beijing is deeply suspicious of all non-governmental organizations, particularly those involved in humanitarian causes, gender equality, the environment or minority rights.
Some held banners reading "Let's make Hong Kong great again" - a riff on Trump's 2016 campaign pledge to make the U.S. great again.
The rally started peacefully, with people flooding to the waterside neighbourhood by ferry and train.More news: Malls report steady traffic on Black Friday - 47abc
The Chinese government also sanctioned US-headquartered, non-governmental organisation Human Rights Watch for supporting extremist, violent activities in Hong Kong, Ms Hua added.
People with children and a baby participating in a march stand in a group as they are blocked between riot police and pro-democracy protesters after tear gas was sacked by police on Salisbury Road, during a march in the Tsim Sha Tsui district to Hung Hom, in Hong Kong. Most left after police fired pepper balls and issued warnings.
The protest in the busy shopping district of Tsim Sha Tsui followed a march by hundreds of people to the US consulate to show "gratitude" for USA support for the demonstrations that have agitated the Chinese-ruled city for six months.
Lam has said she'll accelerate dialogue but has refused to offer any new concessions since the elections.
"The government seems to be still ignoring the sound of the majority of the people, so that's why for the advertising industry, we want to take the first step to encourage other businesses to participate in the strike to give more pressure", he said.More news: Watford sack manager Flores after 85 days in charge
As Breitbart News reported, some draped themselves in USA flags and expressed gratitude for the Trump administration's support.
More rallies are being planned in Hong Kong for Sunday, including an anti-tear gas protest and a gratitude march to the U.S. Consulate.
Carrying yellow balloons and waving banners that read "No tear gas, save our children", the protesters streamed through the city's central business district towards government headquarters on the main Hong Kong island.
"A lot of parents are anxious that their children are affected, because their children are coughing, breaking out in rashes and so forth", said march organizer Leo Kong, a 40-year-old social worker.
On Monday, a newspaper regarded as neutral reported that the unrest has not subsided.
China's United Nations mission in Geneva said that Ms Bachelet's article interferes in the internal affairs of China and exerts pressure on the city's government and police, which "will only embolden the rioters to conduct more severe radical violence".More news: Economic Watch: China's November manufacturing PMI back to expansion zone
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