During an interview, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Leung Chun-ying declared that free elections would be impossible in Hong Kong. To support his claim, Leung went on to say that free elections would be impossible because democracy would lead to poor people dominating the elections, rather than the business elite, who are in control of the majority of Hong Kong’s economy.
That didn’t sit well with a lot of citizens in Hong Kong.
What followed after Leung’s comments were mass rallies throughout Hong Kong, and protests not unlike what you’ll find in the video below. In the video, a group of rock climbers unfurl a huge yellow banner from the highest point of Lion Rock, which overlooks the city.
It was a bold, risky thing to do for the group, as the freedom of speech we enjoy in America does not exist in other parts of the world.
Here’s what the banner read: “I want real universal suffrage.”
Watch this video of brave people speaking out for democracy below!
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