TDN World Desk: Earlier in the Sunday afternoon over thousand protesters took to streets in Hong Kong protesting China’s treatment with the Uighur Muslims.

Young and elderly, people from mixed generation gathered in the streets of Hong kong. Dressed in black and wearing masks they demonstrated with placards and signs that read, “Free Uyghur, Free Hong Kong” and “Fake ‘autonomy’ in China results in genocide”.

The protest came after Arsenal Federal Mesut Ozil criticized the Chinese government for it repressive measures against the Uighur Muslims in autonomous Xinjiang state.