Solidarity for Hong Kong in Toronto

What’s happening in Hong Kong hits hard in the hearts of thousands of individuals around the world. A city which was promised autonomy and freedom, is slowly losing to Beijing. 

If you aren’t aware as to what’s going on in Hong Kong - in Hong Kong elections, citizens can freely vote for who they wish for, but the selection of candidates are pre-screened by a Chinese board. Ultimately, these candidates reflect the views of Beijing, and not Hong Kong. It’s representing anything but the people. It’s falsified democracy, and something that this city and its people do not deserve. 

All they want is true universal suffrage. Citizens have held peaceful demonstrations across various neighbourhoods, amassing over 160,000 individuals. They’re picking up after themselves, they’re apologizing, there aren’t fires, looting, anything of that sort. Hong Kong police responded with forceful violence.

Today, on this dreary October 1st, individuals around the GTA congregated at the University of Toronto campus. They marched down the streets of Toronto to the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office to show their support for the current situation in Hong Kong and raise awareness for this issue. To end the peaceful demonstration, the group tied a single yellow ribbon at the gate of the office.

Umbrellas held high, ribbons tied, we’ll overcome this. Hong Kong, you don’t only have Toronto’s support, but you have cities around the world. Chin up, Hong Kong, you can do it. 

加油。

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