香港人權法造勢大會 逼爆遮打中環 Rally for Hong Kong Human Rights Law Floods Chater & Central
美國參眾兩院將於10月15日復會，開始辯論《香港人權及民主法案》。網民發起「香港人權法造勢大會」以聲援法案，已獲警方不反對通知書，是蒙面法實施後，首個獲批的集會。參與人士逼爆遮打花園及中環。… Continue reading
The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, to punish those deemed responsible for suppressing freedoms in Hong Kong, was passed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The US Senate and House of Representatives will resume its meeting on October 15 and expected to begin to debate the law. Netizens launch the “Rally for Hong Kong Human Rights Law” at 7 pm today to support “punishing those who sell out Hong Kong” and let the US authorities see the demands of Hong Kong people. A notice of no objection has been issued by the police. It is the first approved public rally related to extradition laws after the implementation of the mask ban law.
The rally is held at 7 to 9 pm in Chater Garden in Central and the no objection notice is valid until 10:30 pm. They called for protesters to urge the US to pass the bill as soon as possible in a peaceful, rational and elegant manner.
At 6 pm before the rally began, thousands flooded at Chater Garden on Monday night. Some chose to stand in the road outside the Court of Final Appeal. Tens of thousands overflowed to Chater Road and Statue Square.
In addition to reading the declaration and singing “Glory to Hong Kong”, the gathering also invited a number of guest speakers, including Joshua Wong, Secretary-General of Demosisto, who had participated in the US Congress hearing earlier, and Dennis Kwok, pan-democrat legislator who have met US Senator Ted Cruz who visited Hong Kong.