12th September 2019 – (Berlin) In an interview with DW news yesterday, political activist Joshua Wong from Hong Kong called for an end to police brutality and a broadening of democratic rights in Hong Kong. However, the host didn’t seem to agree with his definition of ‘peaceful’ protests as evident in the violence demonstrated by frontline protesters during last weekend in Hong Kong.
Nevertheless, Joshua stressed that the anti-government protests in Hong Kong must continue to fight for free elections until 1st October, the national day of China.
Joshua Wong angered Beijing Government for his recent meet up with German foreign minister Heiko Maass. Wong said the Hong Kong protest movement would continue despite the government dropping a controversial extradition bill. The 22-year-old also spoke at the German Parliament. He’d been detained for 24 hours by authorities at Hong Kong Airport before he was allowed to leave the country.