to my fellow Canadians...... We were among the two million Hongkongers that took to the streets. We now ask you to join our fight in defending our freedoms and autonomy.
Reneging on its promise of "One Country, Two Systems", Beijing has been relentlessly imposing its authoritarian rule on Hong Kong. Most recently, the Hong Kong Government proposed a Bill that would allow anyone to be extradited to China, a country infamous for its disrespect for the rule of law. This would threaten our fundamental freedoms and affect international businesses in Hong Kong.
We took to the streets after the police used excessive violence against peaceful protestors whom the government denounced as “rioters”. Violating international law, the police attacked journalists, shot protestors in the face with rubber bullets and tear-gassed authorised protest areas.
We will NOT succumb to any violence used by our Government and we do NOT accept a mere suspension of the Bill. We urge our Government to immediately agree to our following demands:
Withdrawal of the Bill;
Unconditional release of all arrested protestors without the threat of future prosecution;
Renunciation of the characterisation of the 12th June protests as “riots”;
Appointment of an independent commission to inquire into the excessive violence used by the police in the protests; and
Most importantly, universal suffrage to elect a truly democratic government.
The upcoming G20 Summit will be a key opportunity for the world to bring our demands to the table. We implore you to deliver our concerns to your governments. Please stand with us in safeguarding Hong Kong’s freedoms and autonomy against China’s oppression.
Word of the Day:
Agent Provocateur - A police officer who pretends to be a protester to instigate violence, so that the police may have a reason to use force (photo attached)
E.g., The agent provocateur's shirt should say 二五 instead of 五二.
Thousands of peoplecrammed into Hong Kong's Edinburgh Place to urge world leaders to pressure the Hong Kong and Chinese governments to fully withdraw a controversial extradition bill as they gather at the G20 summit in Osaka later this week.
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These few weeks has been quite tough for all of us HongKongers. Thank you everyone for protecting our home!! 烈士 你嘅路 香港人一齊幫你行緊！你一定要喺天堂過得開開心心 天佑香港 希望不要再有悲劇發生 對唔住各位 我冇辦法同你地一齊並肩作戰 你地一定要小心！
【「反送中」包圍律政司行動｜"No Extradition to China" - Surrounding the Department of Justice】 (Please scroll down for English version)
如有任何問題或需要被捕支援，請聯絡本會副會長葉子萱（9443 3459)。 In order to put further pressure on the tyrannical regime, Student's Unions of Higher Institutions will participate in the following event. The Details are as follows:
Surrounding the Department of Justice
Date: 27 June 2019 (Thu)
Venue: Justice Place, 18 Lower Albert Road, Central
If you have any enquiries or need legal aid in case of arrest, please contact Anson Yip, Vice-President of CUSU at 9443 3459.
維尼反送中 ‘Democracy now’: Thousands gather in central Hong Kong urging G20 countries to raise concerns at upcoming summit (https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/06/26/democracy-now-hundreds-gather-central-hong-kong-urging-g20-countries-raise-concerns-upcoming-summit/) #hongkong#streetphotography#antiextraditionlaw#g20summit