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Protesters in Hong Kong on Thursday night could be seen waving pictures featuring the image President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocks Newsweek over story on Thanksgiving plans Obama looms over divided Democratic primary Fox News host on Warren: 'Fitting' to talk about 'Pocahontas' on Thanksgiving MORE recently shared of his face superimposed on the body of Sylvester Stallone’s fictional boxer Rocky Balboa.
The Washington Post reports many protesters in attendance at the “Thanksgiving Rally” were draped in American flags and cheered on Trump.
The president on Wednesday signed legislation affirming the United States’s support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
Protesters flooded the streets of Hong Kong shortly after the bill was signed in Washington.
The legislation made its way to Trump’s desk quickly after it cleared both the House and Senate with veto-proof majorities.
The legislation imposes sanctions on individuals who commit human rights violations in Hong Kong and blocks them from entering the United States.
Trump’s signing of the bill grew his popularity in Hong Kong, with the Trump-Rocky photo serving as a fitting symbol of the demonstrators’ approval of the president.
The Post noted that some protesters even sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the demonstration.
Pro-democracy protests have gone on for months in Hong Kong, escalating in recent weeks as demonstrators have clashed with police. The uprising was initially sparked by a bill that would have allowed some citizens to be extradited to mainland China. The bill has since been withdrawn, which did little to quell the protests.