Hong Kong protesters march to oppose the merchants of the continent
HONG KONG: Thousands of people marched through a Hong Kong Border city on Sunday to oppose the merchants of.
They met, which is located across the border from the continental city of.
For years, merchants have bought district products to sell at a profit margin in Shenzhen.
The practice is called parallel trade because it occurs in a gray area along with legal commerce.
Some black-clad protesters held up signs that read “SARS,” an apparent reference to a mysterious infectious disease that may have been brought to Hong Kong from the central Chinese city of, where at least 44 people have been infected.
The outbreak has revived memories of the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic that began in southern China and killed more than 700 people.
Police used protesters who threw petrol bombs at Sheung Shui police station, authorities said.
While the procession ended at 2:50 pm, some protesters refused to disperse and remained in clashes with riot police.
Around 100 protesters marched through a Sheung Shui mall last month, demanding that merchants from mainland China leave the territory.
Hong Kong, a semi-autonomous Chinese territory, has seen more than six months of anti-government demonstrations.