Hong Kong protesters plan a virtual rally during virus outbreak

A demonstrator holds a 'Free Hong Kong' banner during a protest against the use of Chun Yeung Estate as a quarantine center in the Fo Tan area of Hong Kong, China, on Feb 16, 2020. — Bloomberg

The coronavirus outbreak has forced thousands of companies and schools to operate remotely in Hong Kong. Now the city’s protesters are planning to go virtual in a bid to sustain their movement’s momentum.

The Hong Kong Civil Assembly Team, a pro-democracy group that’s held more than 10 rallies since historic pro-democracy demonstrations began in the Asian financial hub last June, announced it would hold an online rally Saturday to mark the six-month anniversary of riot police’s Aug 31 storming of a subway station.

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