Hong Kong protesters rally against planned virus quarantine centres


Demonstrators holding umbrellas as they gather in the rain during a protest against the use of Chun Yeung Estate as a quarantine centre in the Fo Tan area of Hong Kong, China, on Sunday (Feb 16). - Bloomberg

HONG KONG: Hundreds of demonstrators rallied for a second day in Hong Kong on Sunday (Feb 16) to a peaceful protest against plans to turn some buildings into Covid-19 (coronavirus) quarantine centres, in the Chinese-ruled city.

The virus has opened a new front for protesters after months of demonstrations over the perceived erosion of freedoms had largely fizzled out over the past month, as people stayed at home amid fears of a community outbreak of the virus.

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