Thousands gather for ‘martyrs’ vigil amid Hong Kong protests

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Thousands gather for ‘martyrs’ vigil amid Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong protesters held a vigil for “martyrs” on Saturday and many demanded “revenge” after a student died in hospital this week following a high fall, fuelling anger among pro-democracy demonstrators who first took to the streets in June.

Thousands of people gathered in Tamar Park next to central government offices in the former British colony that returned to Chinese rule in 1997, after they had secured rare permission from the police to hold the evening rally.

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