January 20, 2020
Hong Kong’s anti-china protests broke out in 2019. The civil society “International Socialism Advancement” has launched a march to seek amendments to Hong Kong and Macao regulations and give Hong Kong demonstrators political asylum rights and livelihood security.
According to the CNA report, international socialism called dozens of people together in the DPP Central Party Department, (Taiwanese nationalist and liberal political party) on 19 January, shouting slogans such as “Immediately amend the law and shelter Hong Kong protesters” and other slogans. Leaving for the parade, the team passed Taipei Station and Ximending and approached the entrance of the Legislative Yuan.
Xu Weiyu, the group’s news contact, said the purpose of the march was in hope of protesters in Taiwan and Hong Kong uniting and to ask the ruling party to grant political asylum to Hong Kong demonstrators.
The purpose is to combat the brutality of Hong Kong’s black-clad police officers and make Taiwan a “Backed by demonstrations in Hong Kong” movement.
Xu Weiyu said that more than 7,000 people have been arrested by the Hong Kong Police since the protests against China. Thousands have been charged with criminal crimes, and more than 500 people have been charged with “riot crimes” with a sentence of more than 10 years.
The right of political asylum and protection for the demonstrators in Hong Kong was supported by the ruling party. They also supported the Hong Kong People’s Organization in legal strikes and other legal strikes to export the Hong Kong revolution to the mainland.
The people of Zhang Hongkong who participated in the parade said that the personal safety of the protesters in Hong Kong was being threatened.
They said that could only stay in Taiwan for one month using a tourist visa, and they may only stay for up to 90 days while waiting for an extension. They expressed that they cannot work or rent long term. The only thing to be done is to rely on savings and stay in hotels while hoping to amend the law in order to enable them to stay in Taiwan for at least one or two years.
During the march, someone yelled “We are all Chinese” and “Hong Kong people roll back to Hong Kong.” Thankfully, they were immediately dismissed by police officers who maintained order at the scene and no conflict occurred.