Elephant in the room – Liberate Hong Kong an interview about the protest

Today the trial against some of the most famous protestors in Hong Kong began. Joshua Wong (24), Agnes Chow (23) and the 26 years old Ivan Lam. The prosecution accuses the three activists of having been present at an unauthorized demonstration outside a Hong Kong police station in June last year. They are also alleged to have asked others to join the illegal protest action. The three are facing up to five years in prison. The activists said this morning: „Neither prison bars, nor exclusion from elections, nor other arbitrary actions by authorities can stop us from our democracy activism.“ Demonstrations and protests like the one that put the three activists on trial would be impossible in Hong Kong today. Since July, a state security law has been in force in the Chinese special administrative region to prevent such actions. Continue reading „Elephant in the room – Liberate Hong Kong an interview about the protest“