Hong Kong activists seek foreign support | DW News

published on July 9, 2020

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kongare calling for global unity with theircause after China imposed a sweepingnational security law over the weekendsome demonstrators made a point ofwaving American flags to mark the USIndependence Day celebrations this says

One of Hong Kong's most prominentactivists about continued campaigningfor democracy Joshua Wong is thatactivist a figure detained many times bypolice he's now being prosecuted for hisinvolvement in last year's protests with

The reefs of our personal safety withthe threat of life sentencing we mightbe worriedand also being targeted by Beijing butwe also encourage the war the globalcommunity to let a low voice bring her

In the world once we still have anypossibility we still have to let theworld to know that now is the time tostem of Hong Kong and now is the timefor Hong Kong'skeep our momentum and twsp we Kong joins

Us now from Hong Kong Phoebeactivist Joshua Wong they're calling forglobal action on Hong Kong what kind ofinternational response can mr Wong andhis fellow pro-democracy activistsexpect some Western countries has begun

To laid out countermeasures to impose inChina in response to the new securitydoll in Hong Kongespecially us US Consul General toldpress today that he described Manila asa tragedy to Hong Kong and urges – that

Hong Kong be Hong Kong again and that hecriticized balloon the new law aserosion of freedoms and autonomy andopenness in control and we saw that USCongress has already has several act toimpose visa and expose illustrate

Restrictions on China and Hong Kong andapart from the open of hospital daysCanada also follows suit by suspendingthe extradition treaty with Hong Kongand stopping the explosion of sensitivemilitary items to Hong Kong so I think

Like many Western countries now startingtohost maybe they'd like to follow thesame kind of meshes and routes like justlike the us Beijing has imposed thatnew security law on Hong Kong it's very

Controversial what impact is it havingon Hong Kong so far in terms of lawenforcement ten people have already beenarrested over charges under the newsecurity law and one of them has alreadybeen prosecuted and brought to court

Like for a prosecutor over in sightingsof session and meeting terroristactivities because he's drove amotorbike to us a group of police and bycarrying a flag written Liberty HongKong revelations offer times which as a

Hapless token and drink protest in HongKong for the past few years but recentlythe council government's has declaredthis slogans at the podium penancetokens and the court and apart from lawenforcement we also see that there's a

Sweeping self-censorship and fear Chilein fact in Hong Kong that people are nowcensoring their speech on social mediaand no no no matter online and offlineand libraries are now start taking downfolks

Written by activists like Joshua Wongbecause they see this could be somethingas like sensitive materials ingovernment's eyes so I think like apartfrom law enforcement people are reallylike a living under chilling effects

Under the new lawso there's self-censorship and fear butas we heard from Joshua Wong activistsare planning to continue their protestsnow primary elections are taking placeis coming weekend can we expect to see

Protests then well after the anniversarythe street post has has actually comedown a little bit so I'm activist andProtima the paper is now focusing on theupcoming primary elections that theywish to pick up the the the candidates

The candidates for the LegislativeCouncil election are in the comingtemper but it's still unclear whether itcan be organized as a stay which becausepolice might like my stop in church andharass and as we see open house movies

And and so they in their eyes that thecoming election is a major battlefieldfor them to continue their activism in alegal and more peaceful wayPhoebe thank you very much for bringingus up to date there that was DWS Phoebe

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