Hong Kong (CNN)The organizers of the large-scale demonstrations which kicked off Hong Kong’s months-long protest movement earlier this year are taking to the streets again Sunday, in a bid to maintain pressure on the city’s government following the success of pro-democracy groups at recent elections. Police granted the protest a letter of no-objection Friday, the first time a march organized by the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF) has been approved since August. Protesters will begin at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay at 3 p.m. (2 a.m. ET) and march through the main island to Chater Road in Central, according to the CHRF, who are pegging the rally to international Human Rights Day, which falls on December 10 and marks the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “Hong Kong’s human rights violations and humanitarian crisis are reaching the tipping point now,” CHRF said in a statement, calling on the city’s government to “uphold its commitment to Universal Declaration of Human Rights and all UN human rights treaties applicable to Hong Kong.” Organizers have vowed to keep the protest peaceful, and are reportedly deploying 200 marshals to handle any potential conflicts between marchers and the police. Read More… Read full this story
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