Demonstrations of men with silver hair and silver masks are planned for Hong Kong

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – A number of pro-democracy protests scheduled for Hong Kong on Saturday reflect widespread anger at the government, from an elderly sitting, a mask party, a rally. protests at the mall and an anti-emergency law line in March.

Anti-government protesters march in protest against invoking emergency law in Hong Kong, China, October 12, 2019. REUTERS / Umit Bektas

The protests in Hong Kong began to oppose the extradition bill, which has now been abandoned but has sprung up after four months in a democratic movement and is an outlet for social inequality in the financial center. Asia.

Hong Kong has experienced relative calm since last weekend, when a peaceful march of tens of thousands was swept up on a night of protests between protesters and police.

Since then, there have been small nightly rallies and activists haven't flagged any major action this weekend.

The protests have put the city in the worst crisis since Britain handed it back to China in 1997 and is the biggest common challenge for Chinese President Xi Jinping since he came to power in 2012.

A group calling themselves the Silver-haired Marchers plans to sit for 48 hours at the police headquarters from Saturday.

While we cannot fight alongside the young frontline protesters against an unjust government, escalating police violence and indiscriminate arrest, we wholeheartedly protect the core values ​​of Hong Kong and protect the future …

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