Hong Kong protest sees thousands call for city’s leader to step down: live updates – CNN

Near the glitzy Pacific Place mall, piles of white flowers have been left stacked beside the road and on the concrete divider in memory of a protester who died on Saturday morning.

While demonstrators were encouraged to wear black on Sunday, many also pinned white flowers to their chests in his memory.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, while holding banners opposing the China extradition bill, the man fell from a podium in Hong Kong’s Admiralty district.

CNN/Helen Regan
CNN/Helen Regan

He was rushed to hospital but died soon after, Hong Kong police said. Many of the exact circumstances that led to his death still remained unclear Sunday night.

But protesters were clearly prepared to honor his memory.

A second memorial was set up near the Legislative Council offices on Harcourt Road on Sunday, complete with the yellow raincoat which became a symbol of Wednesday’s protests.

“He sacrificed a lot for us,” 16-year-old school student Athena told CNN.

CNN/James Griffiths
CNN/James Griffiths

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