The Hong Kong Protests gained support from local protests against embassies and government offices in London, Taipei, Stockholm and Melbourne with many protesters holding up the famed umbrella symbol of the Hong Kongers and held up their brightly-lit smartphones, as did the Hong Kong protesters.
Around 4,000 people had gathered in Taipei and 2,000 in London in front of the Chinese Embassy at Portland Place.
Slogans such as “Hong Kong – the world supports you” and “You can’t kill us all” were found held by many protesters. Some called on British Prime Minister David Cameron to help uphold democracy in China.
In other parts of the UK, Northern England had gathered 200 people at the city’s Piccadilly Gardens, using their smartphones to create a light show in protest of Beijing’s decision for the 2017 Hong Kong elections.
According to most protesters, Hong Kong is in a “life-or-death” moment.
Students in the United States have been gathering in New York Times Square to show their support for the Hong Kongers.
The Hong Kong protests began when the Chinese Central Government issued a decree that a pro-Beijing panel will screen candidates for the 2017 Hong Kong elections, effectively jeopardising Beijing’s freedoms to choose their leaders. The nearly week-long protests have frozen all business activities in Hong Kong.