At 17, Setting Off Protests That Roil Hong Kong

By Chris Buckley and Alan Wong 

HONG KONG — The slight teenager with heavy rectangular glasses and a bowl cut stood above the ocean of protesters who had engulfed downtown Hong Kong. His deep voice was drowned out by cheers, but the crowd did not mind: They knew him and his message. It was Joshua Wong, a 17-year-old student activist who has been at the center of the democracy movement that has rattled the Chinese government’s hold on this city.

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  1. manuel buencamino

    Maybe Bayan and other nat dem groups can lead a solidarity with Hongkong rally in front of the Chinese Embassy?

    Rallying against China’s suppression of the popular will in HK would demonstrate the National Democratic Front’s authentic commitment to democracy and human rights, diba?

    Naunahan pa sila ng Akbayan to call for a solidarity with HK rally.