Thousands march in HK pro-democracy rally

HONG KONG (AFP) – Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong for a massive rally on New Year’s Day as demonstrators look to carry the momentum of their months-old movement into 2020. Demonstrators gathered in Victoria Park to march across Hong Kong’s main island, through the Causeway Bay district – usually packed with tourists and shoppers – to Central, the commercial heart of the international financial hub. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin