12 Hong Kong youths suspected of being intercepted by Chinese Police while fleeing to Taiwan, are secretly detained for about 2 months and attracting international attention. A concern group led by Chow Ka-sing, Eddie Chu, Joshua Wong and Lester Shum plan to distribute 50,000 transparent cards printed with “#Save12HKYouths” through District Councillors. Citizens are encouraged to take pictures with it in various locations and post to social media to raise awareness.
Joshua Wong said this campaign mirrored the movement to save China’s rights activist Zhen Jiang-hua, who was arrested for inciting sedition.
Chow Ka-sing said that the Concern Group will hold an online rally “International Connection, Support 12 Hong Kong Youths” this Sunday (Oct 25), which will include family members of the 12 youths and other speakers, to garner international support to prompt their release. Over 30 cities worldwide will hold rallies and marches on October 23-25 in support.