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Hong Kong protesters apologize for disrupting lives

Hong Kong protesters apologize for disrupting lives

HONG KONG (AP) — A small group of Hong Kong protesters have handed out flyers and bowed to passers-by to apologize for a demonstration that jammed the entrance of a government tax office.

Those who apologized Tuesday said they are trying to maintain public support for future protests.

A two-hour sit-in the previous day frustrated office workers and citizens trying to file tax returns. Protesters discussed the backlash at a gathering Monday evening and on online forums.

Hundreds of thousands of people have marched in Hong Kong in recent weeks to oppose legislation seen as increasing Beijing's control over the semi-autonomous city. Hong Kong's chief executive apologized, and the bills have been suspended.

Protesters are demanding the total withdrawal of the legislation and an investigation into a harsh police crackdown at an earlier protest.

Updated : 2021-05-15 04:43 GMT+08:00