Saturday, 14:00-17:00, 22 Jun 2019
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London
Independent Media supports Hong Kong
Speaker: Brian Hioe
Panellist: Shu Yan Chan
Venue: Brunei Gallery B102, SOAS, London WC1H 0XG
Time: 2-5pm Sat, 22nd June 2019
New Bloom editor Brian Hioe will speak about his experiences in Hong Kong last week’s protests. Hioe was in Hong Kong to report on the demonstrations there and observed the spontaneous, largely leaderless actions which erupted last week after Sunday’s demonstration (June 9th), which mobilized over one million Hong Kongers in protest, as well as the police violence which took place on Wednesday, June 12th. During the course of police actions against demonstrators on Wednesday, Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets, bean bags, water cannons, and tear gas at demonstrators, reportedly firing close to twice as much tear gas in one day as was used during the entire Umbrella Movement in 2014.