January 21, 2020
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Hong Kong demonstrators on the streets of Glasgow say they fear for those they know in the Chinese region and call on UK politicians to do more to help.

Pro-democracy protesters took to Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street to raise awareness of police brutality facing those standing up to authorities.

It comes after events last week in which Hong Kong police fired tear gas at a public park, targeting thousands of protesters calling for electoral reforms and a boycott of the Chinese Communist Party.

One 21-year-old student, Tim (no last name provided) told the Record he fears for his friends in his home of Hong Kong.

He said: “I would be lying if I said I didn’t worry about them.

“As things are escalating, it really hurts us. We see teenagers our age who couldn’t even go out on Christmas Day wearing black T-Shirts.”

Demonstrators in Glasgow acted out scenes from the protests in Hong Kong, including wearing black T-Shirts and black masked, while police wore red “puppet” strings to mimic the control fo the Chinese state.



A group of students and professionals around Scotland who campaign for human rights and freedom in Hong Kong hold a rally in Glasgow to “Stand with Hong Kong”. This is part of a global effort involving concurrent events in 21 cities across 12 countries.

On Sunday, similar demonstrations to Glasgow’s took place in over 20 cities in 12 countries around the world as part of a global effort to boost the profile of what is happening in Hong Kong.

The Scottish group, Democracy for Hong Kong Scotland, have been staging organised protest and events since the summer of 2019.

Chak, who lives in Edinburgh but is from Hong Kong said: “As the Hong Kong community here we feel we are quite helpless seeing what’s happening.

“My family are still back home and it’s definitely scary to be watching on the news. We want to be on the scene fighting there but we can’t.

“People in Hong Kong are quite scared of the whole escalating brutality, over the last few months things have been getting worse and worse and worse. and their personal safety is at risk”

Annabella, aged 27, has lived in Glasgow for two years but says she still thinks of Hong Kong as home.



A group of students and professionals around Scotland who campaign for human rights and freedom in Hong Kong hold a rally in Glasgow to “Stand with Hong Kong”. This is part of a global effort involving concurrent events in 21 cities across 12 countries.

She said: “I moved over from Hong Kong when I was 16 but when people ask where I’m from I still say Hong Kong.

“It’s scary watching the news because you’re not just thinking about the protesters, you’re thinking about the random residents who are just trying to live their life.

“There are young people taking their own life because they can’t see a future in Hong Kong.

“I want to do what I can to make an impact and raise awareness.”

Athena, 23, who is Glasgow born and bred, said: “I have the belief that people have the right to be free from an oppressive government.

“People should hold power over their government, not the other way around.”

Published at Tue, 21 Jan 2020 01:55:00 +0000

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