Prominent US senators back Hong Kong human rights and democracy act in wake of protest at city US consulate

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More high-ranking American senators have signed onto legislation aimed at supporting democracy in Hong Kong, just days after thousands of protesters in the city marched in front of the US consulate there to call for support from the US government for their cause.Susan Collins, a Republican representing Maine, and Kristen Gillibrand, a New York state Democrat, were among the four senators who co-sponsored the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 on Monday, which nearly doubles the…

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