Rival Hong Kong democracy and pro-China rallies in Canada

  • Sunday 18, August 2019 09:31 PM
Sharjah 24 – AFP: Thousands demonstrated across Canada in support of the Hong Kong democracy movement Saturday, facing off against vocal pro-Beijing rallies in cities across the country.
The gatherings come as the Asian financial hub holds protests for the 11th week running, with both pro-democracy and pro-Beijing demonstrations held in the city over the weekend.

Demonstrators from both camps squared off in front of a metro station in the western city of Vancouver, home to a large Chinese community, with the crowds separated by police.

Supporters from both camps also confronted each other in Canada's largest city Toronto with the atmosphere tense, local media said.

Police intervened to keep rival groups apart in the city of Calgary, in Alberta, CBC reported.