TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Events will be held in five cities across Taiwan on Saturday (Aug. 17) to support the anti-extradition bill protests in Hong Kong.
Total Recall, Taiwan Citizen Stemcell, the Hong Kong Outlanders, Taoyuan Empowerment, and the Kaohsiung Hong Kong Student Fugitive Offenders Ordinance Concern Group (高雄香港學生逃犯條例關注組) are organizing rallies on Saturday in Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Taichung, and Kaohsiung to support the Hong Kong protesters in their fight for freedom and democracy.
Organizers say that they are holding the rallies to enable citizens and friends to express their support for Hong Kong from a human rights perspective and to reflect more on how Taiwan can counter China’s ambition to annex it. The groups are also marching to strengthen Taiwan’s resistance against China and to prevent it from becoming another Hong Kong.
The organizers of the Taichung event are echoing the calls by the Hong Kong protestors that Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam step down immediately, free and fair democratic elections be implemented, an independent investigation commission formed, an investigation of police abuses be carried out, a revocation of the riot charges, and that unjustified charges against the protesters be removed. They welcome both Hong Kong citizens and Taiwanese to attend these events.
The following are the five cities, venues, and times of the rallies scheduled on Saturday:
Activity: flash mob
Time: 2 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.
Address: LOVE art installation near Taipei 101 on Xinyi Road
Activity: Street screening
Address: Banqiao Station
Activity: Creation of Lennon Wall
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Address: G10 Go Container Market (No. 272, Daxing West Road, Taoyuan City)
Facebook page for Taoyuan event.
Activity: Picnic with Taiwan friends
Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: Citizen Square
Facebook page for Taichung event.
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Address: First-floor lobby of Kaohsiung Main Station
Facebook page for Kaohsiung event.
For more information on the activities scheduled on Saturday to support Hong Kong, please visit the Stand with Hong Kong Facebook page.