The rally saw a couple of dozen people march from Central to the US consulate on Garden Road, singing patriotic songs and waving Chinese flags on the way. Outside the consulate, the protesters stopped to shout out their grievances against the US while trampling on an American flag on the ground and punching a cutout of Donald Trump as a devil in the head.
Later, that Trump cutout was burned.
This all comes after Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act which mandates that the US Secretary of State certify at least once a year whether Hong Kong retains enough autonomy to qualify for special US trading considerations.
In response, China has banned US Navy ship visits to Hong Kong and has sanctioned some American NGOs. The relatively weak counter measures could be just the start with trade negotiations stalled yet again and Beijing reportedly drawing up a blacklist of “unreliable entities.”