Hong Kong solidarity demonstration in France: 17th August - ACT 40 United Act: Everyone bring one’s umbrella!

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17th August - ACT 40 United Act

Everyone bring one’s umbrella! ☂️

In Hong Kong, more than 2 million residents demonstrated in the streets on 16 June.
An historic general strike also took place on August 5th.
Demonstrations are taking place several times a week, with individuals determined to defend themselves against repression and which are rocking the authorities.

Here are their five demands (1):
- Permanent withdrawal of the extradition bill; 
- Withdrawal of the “riot” characterization; 
- Unconditional release of all arrested protesters without charges; 
- Independent investigation into police violence and abuse of power ; 
- Carrie Lam to step down and implement full universal suffrage.

In Hong Kong, as with the yellow vests, arrests are increasing in the territory.
The people of Hong Kong are protesting to preserve their identity and their freedom.

Let’s show our support for Hong Kong, which is resisting in an organized way.
Using umbrellas to protect themselves from tear gas, lasers, helmets, let us pay homage to their inspiring creativity.

The Hong Kong protesters have shown their solidarity with the yellow vests movement, which fights for social justice, against political corruption and political and police impunity.

We are two democratic movements that are geographically distant but that respond to each other.

Let’s not miss this historic opportunity to show the world that France’s yellow jackets will not give up or give in.

We will be many. Don’t forget your umbrella!

Wednesday, August 14, come and freely make posters and banners (French, English, Mandarin) with us in a 19th arondissement local office Paris (contact us for more details) from 18h to 22h

Calling all organizations in France to sign in support of the call for a demonstration, and especially to be present in the street on August 17th!

Métro Place des Fêtes, 75019 Paris - 2pm

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First signatories:

• CEDETIM/IPAM

• Comité pour le Respect des Libertés et des Droits de l’Homme en Tunisie (CRLDHT)

• Europe Solidaire Sans Frontières (ESSF)

• Fédération des Tunisiens pour une Citoyenneté des deux Rives (FTCR)

• Parisiens et Banlieusards depuis 40 ans

• Patriotes de la Diaspora Tchadienne

• Union syndicale Solidaires

• United Migrants


Note:

Chinese traditional characters (Hong Kong and Taïwan): 
撤回逃犯條例修訂;
收回暴動定義;
撤銷被捕人士控罪;
追究警隊濫權;
林鄭下台,立即實行雙普選。

Chinese simplified characters (mainland):
撤回逃犯条例修订;
收回暴动定义;
撤销被捕人士控罪;
追究警队滥权;
林郑下台,立即实行双普选。