Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy MovementThe News Lens Feature
At the end of the 2014 Umbrella Movement, Hongkongers promised they will be back. In June 2019, Hong Kong mobilized one-third of the population to protest against the government's extradition bill. The News Lens is covering the ongoing movement and rallies in collaboration with our Hong Kong-based team.
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Following weeks of record-breaking turnouts at anti-extradition bill protests in Hong Kong, one protest ended with thousands of protesters throwing eggs at the police headquarters while drawing graffiti on the walls as the government continued to ignore their demands. William Yang was on the ground in Hong Kong speaking to protesters as 2 million took to the streets.
Although 500 Hong Kong students were roundly ignored by their own representative office in Taipei on Wednesday, on Thursday they were invited into the presidential palace to present their case.
Following a day and night of excessive police violence and teargassing demonstrators have taken pause: What will their next move be to resist the extradition law?
While Taiwan looks to Hong Kong as a cautionary tale of 'one country, two systems,' its own lack of a refugee law is coming under scrutiny.