16 cities confirmed to host protests against the extradition law, targeting HK offices and Chinese embassies and consulates.
Update: As of June 9, 2019, 29 cities were expected to be hosting protests.
A press conference held on the Hong Kong harbourfront today saw local groups fighting the extradition law join with concerned persons abroad with Hong Kong roots.
Groups will be hosting protests in six countries and 16 cities. More are expected to join. Countries include Canada, USA, Japan, Germany, Britain and Australia.
Concerned citizens, Hong Kongers abroad and human rights groups are expected to join marches on June 9, the same day a major protest is planned for Hong Kong.
Ms Gloria Fung, President of Canada Hong Kong Link, was present. She has been active in Canada for calling for a more forceful position on the extradition law. She will be returning to Canada to organise the Toronto protest efforts.
Canadian Dr Charles Lam, currently works in the USA and is representing groups organising protests in Los Angeles. In terms of working with his countrymen he says, “With the current tension between Canada and the People’s Republic of China, this new amendment made Canadians think twice even transiting through Hong Kong.”
He has run The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, founded The Lion Rock Institute and has over 25 years engagement in media, politics, policy and community engagement.
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