30 Sep 2019

Hong Kong authorities say mass protests cannot go ahead

Europe Editor and Presenter

After another weekend of violent demonstrations in Hong Kong, the authorities there have said that mass protests cannot go ahead tomorrow.

And tomorrow is a deeply symbolic day for China’s ruling Communist party as it marks exactly 70 years since it seized power.

China’s president Xi Jinping has said that the rebellious island territory “can progress together with the mainland”.

But on the eve of China’s great  birthday party it is Hong Kong’s own revolutionary children who are saying “no” to him and his Communist party.