Taiwan Offers Hong Kong Protesters Asylum: It’s The 11th Week

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement returned to the streets over the weekend for a massive and peaceful march.

An estimated 1.7 million people took part. That’s a quarter of the territory’s population.

The peaceful protests were a change from some of the past two months, when violence erupted between protesters and police.

Protesters are trying to send a clear message to Hong Kong’s leaders that they are not backing down.

Taiwan has offered political asylum to participants in the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement.

China’s response was scathing, saying the islands offer will encourage violence and turn Taiwan into a “heaven for ducking the law.”

Taiwan strongly supports the protests, which have entered their eleventh week.

Taiwan’s president made the asylum offer last month, though it’s not clear if requests have been received.