2019-07-05 12:07:51

Why Hong Kong’s People Reject Chinese Control


GUEST: Johnson Ching-Yin Yeung, Hong Kong-based human rights advocate and activist, who works on freedom of assembly & expression, He is the chair of the board of the Hong Kong Civil Hub, and Freedom Fellows of the Human Rights Foundation. He was one of the organizers of the 2014 Occupy Central with Love and Peace Movement


BACKGROUND: The Chinese government has denounced protesters in Hong Kong who broke into their legislative building, calling them "extreme radicals," who committed an act, "that tramples on the rule of law and jeopardizes social order." Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam, has come under fire for her handling of a bill that would allow extradition to China.

On July 1st, months of mass protests culminated in hundreds of thousands of protesters marching in Hong Kong calling on her to resign when a breakaway group attacked a government building and began spray painting the insides.

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