Campaign against repression in Hong Kong – video

October 11, 2017 3:33 pmViews: 38

Protests around the world on 12 October

Socialist Action reporters (CWI in Hong Kong)

Hong Kong has entered a dark night of political repression

Hong Kong has entered a dark night of political repression香港步入白色恐怖的黑暗時代 Powerful video from Stop Repression in Hong Kong explains what is happening in Hong Kong and why we need international solidarity to fight authoritarian rule!香港已步入了政治打壓、白色恐怖的黑暗時代,呼籲國際人民聲援香港,抵抗威權統治!

Publicerat av Stop Repression in Hong Kong den 10 oktober 2017

 

On 12 October there will be international protests in 23 cities around the world against the worsening political repression in Hong Kong. The campaign is organised by Global Solidarity – Stop Repression in Hong Kong, with members of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) playing a key role in kick-starting solidarity action. An online petition has been signed by left political activists, members of parliament, and prominent worker activists in more than a dozen countries.

Sign the petition here ➵ 

From San Francisco to Colombo, Vancouver and Kuala Lumpur, there will be protests at Chinese embassies and consulates and Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices, demanding the release of political prisoners and an end to election manipulation and disqualification of elected legislators.

In Hong Kong a new trial starts on 13 October of 20 ‘Umbrella activists’ charged with defying a court order to clear one of the occupation sites during the 2014 Umbrella Movement for democracy. It is possible that many among the 20 defendants will receive jail sentences, joining the 16 young activists who were given harsh jail sentences in August.

A new video from the Stop Repression in Hong Kong campaign has already been viewed thousands of times. The video, featuring Sally Tang Mei-ching of Socialist Action (CWI) and ousted legislator ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung of the League of Social Democrats, gives an overview of what is happening in Hong Kong.

 

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