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Photos by City Broadcasting Channel, CityUSU

Photo Credits: City Broadcasting Channel, CityUSU

WHAT IS GOING ON IN HONG KONG?

The HKSAR Government tried to push an unpopular bill through an undemocratically elected legislature, prompting millions taking to the streets to protest, to the government's deaf ears. A disproportionately violent crackdown ensued on 12/6/2019 when protesters besieged the legislature. The demand for accountability for police crimes thereafter had only led to further police brutality. Meanwhile, in defending their human and civil rights, assaults against Hong Kong protesters come from all fronts and in all forms.

 

The Five Demands:

1. Complete withdrawal of the anti-extradition amendment bill;

2. Retraction of the characterisation of the protests as riots;

3. Release and exonerations of arrested protesters;

4. Establishment of an independent commission of inquiry into police crimes;

5. Universal suffrage in elections for the Legislative Council and the Chief Executive.

Here is a general record of violations of the following democratic rights by the instruments of the Chinese Government:

1. Freedom of the person

2. Freedom of the press

3. Freedom of assembly

A TIMELINE OF THE ANTI-ELAB PROTESTS

Ongoing

The Five Demands:

1. Complete withdrawal of the anti-extradition amendment bill;

2. Retraction of the characterisation of the protests as riots;

3. Release and exonerations of arrested protesters;

4. Establishment of an independent commission of inquiry into police crimes;

5. Universal suffrage in elections for the Legislative Council and the Chief Executive.

A RECORD OF VIOLATIONS AGAINST DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS

Ongoing

Here is a general record of violations of the following democratic rights by the instruments of the Chinese Government:

1. Freedom of the person

2. Freedom of the press

3. Freedom of assembly

THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION AND THE BASIC LAW

​ ‎19 December 1984

The Sino-British Joint Declaration is a binding international treaty archived by the United Nations. The treaty and the appended Basic Law guaranteed a high degree of autonomy and intrinsic democratic rights of Hong Kong.

The Chinese Government had unilaterally declared it 'historical' and 'unsubstantial'.