fredag 30. august 2019

Who are the arrested Hong Kong activists?

Joshua Wong was a key student leader during pro-democracy protests in 2014 that paralysed parts of Hong Kong for 70 days in what came to be known as the “umbrella movement”. He became the face of Hong Kong’s democracy movement and was imprisoned for two months for his involvement in those protests.

He was released from prison on 17 June, four days before the protests in Hong Kong in which demonstrators surrounded police headquarters. He was charged on Friday over his involvement.Wong, 22, is the co-founder of the political group Demosistō. Netflix made a documentary about him titled Joshua: Teenager vs Superpower. After his arrest on Friday, he was released.