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Braving light rain, 476,000 people demanded an end to all violence and the desecration
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“Hong Kong was built up by Chinese people, not the British. And the young people here are throwing all of that away. I’m
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The rally started at 5 pm, when people from all walks of l
ife took the stage to share their thoughts and common wishes. They incl
uded people from the education and legal sectors, the entertainment industry and the business sector.