Print Version    Email to Friend
Hunger strikers vow to continue Hong Kong protest

HONG KONG (UCAN): A group of hunger strikers in Hong Kong protesting an extradition bill that would allow the extradition to jurisdictions that Hong Kong does not have an extradition deal with, including mainland China, have vowed to refuse food indefinitely until the government officially withdraws the bill. The protesters include members of religious groups and have been fasting since July 3 on a bridge near the main government building in Admiralty.
 

More from this section






Print Version    Email to Friend
Church walks with protestors

HONG KONG (SE): Only a few days prior, on June 12, when the second reading of the bill was scheduled to take place, police unleashed tear gas and rubber bullets against protestors who had surrounded and charged the Legislative Council (Legco) Building, in scenes eerily reminiscent of the battles of the 79-day Umbrella Movement of 2014, resulting in injuries to around 80 people.
 

More from this section






Print Version    Email to Friend
Two million voices raised in protest

HONG KONG (SE): On June 16, Victoria Park was the starting point for a second Sunday of protests against the government’s ill-conceived extradition amendment bill. The organisers, the Civil Human Rights Front, estimated that a record two million people, from all sectors of society, joined the march from the park to the Central Government Offices in Admiralty. 
 

More from this section






Print Version    Email to Friend
Hong Kong exile warns of extradition ‘death sentence’

Benedict Rogers
 
“If the extradition (amendment) bill is passed, it is a death sentence for Hong Kong,” said Lam Wing-kee in a crowded coffee shop in Taipei. “Beijing will use this law to control Hong Kong completely. Freedom of speech will be lost. In the past, the regime kidnapped its critics, like me, illegally. With this law, they will abduct their critics legally.”
 








Print Version    Email to Friend
The voice of the people must be heard

HONG KONG (SE): People will not come into the streets and protest in the face of hard times or economic deprivation, but when their personal freedom is threatened they will flood the thoroughfares of cities, blockade government buildings, disrupt traffic and interfere with normal commercial life in order to make their voices heard.
 








Print Version    Email to Friend
Campaign urges government to withdraw extradition bill

HONG KONG (SE): The Justice and Peace Commission of the Diocese of Hong Kong collected over 4,000 signatures for a petition urging the Hong Kong government to withdraw its controversial extradition law amendment bill. 
 

More from this section






Print Version    Email to Friend
Tens of thousands march to protest against extradition bill

HONG KONG (SE): Around 130,000 people joined a rally on April 28, organised by the  Civil Human Rights Front, to express their opposition the proposed extradition law which they believe will undermine the right of Hong Kong people to a fair trial and jeopardise the principle of One Country, Two Systems. Organisers of the rally said the turnout was 130,000.
 

More from this section