mandag 24. juni 2019

Dialogue with Hong Kong government over extradition bill ‘not realistic’, Joshua Wong and fellow student leader say

Student leaders have dismissed calls for talks with Hong Kong officials over the extradition bill crisis, saying protesters instead wanted their demands, including bill’s withdrawal, to be met. Joshua Wong Chi-fung, secretary general of pro-democracy party Demosisto, told a radio programme on Monday it would be regressive to start talks with the government regarding the bill, in light of recent protests.

“I do not think that I, or any political figure or group, can represent 2 million protesters,” he said. Wong was referring to the record-breaking number of protesters who took to the streets on June 16 against the bill, four days after police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and beanbag rounds into crowds surrounding the legislature.