HK pro-democracy leaders urge US congress to support cause

WASHINGTON – Leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement on Tuesday appealed directly to the US Congress to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city.

Young leaders of Hong Kong’s mass protests testified before a congressional commission in Washington urging the legislators to pass a bill defending the civil rights of its citizens.

The congressional commission is examining a proposal that would end Hong Kong’s special trading status and would not be certified if there’s violation in human rights and the rule of law.

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters have rallied outside the US embassy in an effort to gain international support.

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