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Hong Kong fans demonstrate at World Cup friendly

Soccer fans demonstrate inside Hong Kong Stadium, September 10, 2019. Anti-government protests that have roiled Hong Kong for more than three months spread to the sports field, as many local fans defied Chinese law to boo the country's national anthem ahead of a soccer World Cup qualifier against Iran.

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Soccer fans demonstrate inside Hong Kong Stadium, September 10, 2019. Anti-government protests that have roiled Hong Kong for more than three months spread to the sports field, as many local fans defied Chinese law to boo the country's national...more

Soccer fans demonstrate inside Hong Kong Stadium, September 10, 2019. Anti-government protests that have roiled Hong Kong for more than three months spread to the sports field, as many local fans defied Chinese law to boo the country's national anthem ahead of a soccer World Cup qualifier against Iran. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Demonstrators wave black Hong Kong flags. At Hong Kong's main stadium on Tuesday night, a sizeable contingent of the crowd of more than 10,000 football fans jeered and held up "boo" signs as China's anthem played before the game, while others chanted "Revolution of our time" and "Liberate Hong Kong." Disrespecting the national anthem is an offense in China.

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Demonstrators wave black Hong Kong flags. At Hong Kong's main stadium on Tuesday night, a sizeable contingent of the crowd of more than 10,000 football fans jeered and held up "boo" signs as China's anthem played before the game, while others chanted...more

Demonstrators wave black Hong Kong flags. At Hong Kong's main stadium on Tuesday night, a sizeable contingent of the crowd of more than 10,000 football fans jeered and held up "boo" signs as China's anthem played before the game, while others chanted "Revolution of our time" and "Liberate Hong Kong." Disrespecting the national anthem is an offense in China. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A soccer fan argues with security. Other fans sang "Glory to Hong Kong," a song that has become a rallying cry for more democratic freedoms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

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A soccer fan argues with security. Other fans sang "Glory to Hong Kong," a song that has become a rallying cry for more democratic freedoms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A soccer fan argues with security. Other fans sang "Glory to Hong Kong," a song that has become a rallying cry for more democratic freedoms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Soccer fans demonstrate inside Hong Kong Stadium. "We hope we can unite Hong Kong," said one of those booing, Ah Wing, wearing a red Hong Kong team shirt and glasses. "Even if we lose, we'll keep going. That's what we do against strong teams, against strong enemies."

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Soccer fans demonstrate inside Hong Kong Stadium. "We hope we can unite Hong Kong," said one of those booing, Ah Wing, wearing a red Hong Kong team shirt and glasses. "Even if we lose, we'll keep going. That's what we do against strong teams, against...more

Soccer fans demonstrate inside Hong Kong Stadium. "We hope we can unite Hong Kong," said one of those booing, Ah Wing, wearing a red Hong Kong team shirt and glasses. "Even if we lose, we'll keep going. That's what we do against strong teams, against strong enemies." REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Soccer fans gesture with their hands. Protesters have five demands for the government: to formally withdraw the extradition bill, call an independent inquiry into accusations of police brutality against demonstrators, retraction of the word "riot" to describe demonstrations, the release of all those arrested and the right for Hong Kong people to choose their own leaders.

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Soccer fans gesture with their hands. Protesters have five demands for the government: to formally withdraw the extradition bill, call an independent inquiry into accusations of police brutality against demonstrators, retraction of the word "riot" to...more

Soccer fans gesture with their hands. Protesters have five demands for the government: to formally withdraw the extradition bill, call an independent inquiry into accusations of police brutality against demonstrators, retraction of the word "riot" to describe demonstrations, the release of all those arrested and the right for Hong Kong people to choose their own leaders. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Soccer fans hold placards in support of anti-government protesters. Some local fans continued to chant protest slogans during the match, which saw Iran beat Hong Kong 2-0.

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Soccer fans hold placards in support of anti-government protesters. Some local fans continued to chant protest slogans during the match, which saw Iran beat Hong Kong 2-0. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Soccer fans hold placards in support of anti-government protesters. Some local fans continued to chant protest slogans during the match, which saw Iran beat Hong Kong 2-0. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A demonstrator holds a sign in support of anti-government protesters at Hong Kong Stadium. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A demonstrator holds a sign in support of anti-government protesters at Hong Kong Stadium. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A demonstrator holds a sign in support of anti-government protesters at Hong Kong Stadium. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Soccer fans demonstrate inside Hong Kong Stadium. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Soccer fans demonstrate inside Hong Kong Stadium. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Soccer fans demonstrate inside Hong Kong Stadium. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A demonstrator holds a Pepe the Frog plush toy in support of anti-government protesters. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A demonstrator holds a Pepe the Frog plush toy in support of anti-government protesters. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A demonstrator holds a Pepe the Frog plush toy in support of anti-government protesters. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Demonstrators wave black Hong Kong flags in support of anti-government protesters. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Demonstrators wave black Hong Kong flags in support of anti-government protesters. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Demonstrators wave black Hong Kong flags in support of anti-government protesters. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Soccer fans demonstrate inside Hong Kong Stadium. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Soccer fans demonstrate inside Hong Kong Stadium. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Soccer fans demonstrate inside Hong Kong Stadium. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Soccer fans gesture with their hands. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Soccer fans gesture with their hands. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Soccer fans gesture with their hands. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Soccer fans demonstrate inside Hong Kong Stadium. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Soccer fans demonstrate inside Hong Kong Stadium. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Soccer fans demonstrate inside Hong Kong Stadium. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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