Multiple flash mobs mourn first official Hong Kong protest death

By Helene Fung A 22 year old Hong Kong University of Science and Technology computer science student, Tsz-lok Chow, became the first official casualty whose death maybe directly linked to confrontation between protesters and the local police. Mr Chow was seriously injured from falling from a car park’s third floor onto the second floor last…

Chilean President said he heard the protest march of up to 1 million people

By Helene Fung Up to a million people (more than 5% of Chile’s population) participated in a protest march for political, economic and social reforms in Santiago on Friday, waiving indigenous and national flags and placards, also singing popular resistance songs from the 1973-90 Augusto Pinochet dictatorship era.  While many headed home ahead of the…

Thousands Joining Perth Students’ Strike For Climate Action

By Shibs Wei Thousands of concerned students walked out of their schools and universities to demand the federal government address the issue of climate change.  Early estimates of the crowd show numbers to be several thousand people. They accuse the federal government of not doing enough for a sustainable environmental future and want the government…

EXCLUSIVE: Perth activist says the Hong Kong issue is more about justice than withdrawal

Perth-Hong Kong Students AntiELAB Concern group spokesperson Sherene Nee says she was surprised that Chief Executive Carrie Lam only responded to one of the five demands from Hong Kongers. The five demands include, withdrawal of the bill, independent investigation committee, withdrawal the riot wording, release those who were arrested, and universal suffrage. Ms Nee’s comment…

Hong Kong protests turned into laser light dance party

By Helene Fung, PICTURE by: Kwok Yee Shan Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Hong Kong Space Museum on Wednesday night and put on a light show using multi-coloured laser pointers, to protest the arrest of a university student for allegedly buying 10 laser pointers – or as the Hong Kong police called it in…

Hong Kong protests calming as Australians hold protests in support

By Andrew Fewster Protests in Hong Kong are winding down, but dramatic footage is emerging of police using tear gas and rubber bullets against the protesters. The protests, which saw more than one million people gather in the Hong Kong CBD, were sparked by changes to an extradition law. The changes could allow people from…

510,000+ Hong Kongers attended July 1st Rally

Yesterday marks the 17th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the PRC from United Kingdom. There has been protest taking place on 1st July every year, showing the discontent of Hong Kong citizens that year. Yesterday, in spite of the cloudburst, over 510 000 protesters had attended the protest, breaking the previous record. The rally…

Democracy protest heats up Hong Kong

July 1st should of been a day of joy as thousands of people celebrated the memorial of Hong Kong’s return to China, but instead the streets were filled with unhappy citizens. Despite the Tropical storm raging near Hong Kong that afternoon, the stormy weather cannot extinguish the citizen’s demand for democracy. Protesters expressed their huge…

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