Calls for cooling off period at candlelight rally

HONG KONG (SE): Over 1,200 people marched from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Caine Road, to the Court of Final Appeal, Central, on August 8 in a candlelight rally to pray for justice and peace in society amid the present crisis in Hong Kong caused by the now-suspended extradition bill.
In a gathering outside the Court of Final Appeal, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing said the rally showed the Church’s belief in the importance of making demands in a peaceful way, which is significant in the present situation as clashes with the police on streets have become more and more intense. He called for a cooling-off period of at least two to three months as a solution cannot emerge within the city in its present emotional state.