mandag 19. august 2019

Tiananmen Square organiser fears Hong Kong protests will come to 'showdown moment'

Thirty years ago Wu'er Kaixi helped organise pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square. Now he is watching protests in Hong Kong and waiting for a government crackdown to silence protesters. For his role organising the Tiananmen protests he ended up number two on China's 1989 most wanted list and now lives in exile in Taiwan. "I was one of the founders of the student movement, commonly known as the Tiananmen student movement, which ended when the Chinese mobilised standing troops to come into the city and massacred peaceful protesters," he said.

Mr Wu'er said the situation in Hong Kong was a very familiar story. He said if he was not banned from travelling to the city, he would be there.