14th October, 2019. 130,000 gathered at Central, urges US House of Commons to pass Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act
Hundreds of thousands of people gathered at the Chater Garden in Central district at 7 p.m., in support of the US House of Commons to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act.
According to the rally organizers, there were about 130,000 people who joined the rally that night. Police reports estimated there were 25,200 people at peak.
Many had already gathered at Chater Garden before 7 p.m., and began chanting slogans such as “Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of our Times”, and “Hong Kongers, Resist”.
According the the rally organizers, despite an earlier announcement made by the police force to prohibit any use of masks during the event, many participants were seen wearing masks during the event.
As the rally continued, participants, including Tommy Yuen from E-kids, gathered and sang protest songs.
At around 8 p.m., people began to spill to nearby roads as more and more gathered at the park. Some gathered at Connaught Road while others used traffic cones to block incoming traffic.