"Free Hong Kong! Democracy Now" — USyd students stand in support of Hong Kong protests
Students today took to Eastern Avenue to voice their support for the “anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill (ELAB) movement happening in Hong Kong.”
Stating their intentions in an open letter to Pulp Media earlier this week, the group of more than fifty braved the wet and windy conditions on Eastern Avenue, speaking in front of the new F23 Admin building before moving to the Quad.
The uniform was all-black, with sunglasses and face masks to shield the identities of the protesters, and umbrellas in solidarity with the Hong Kong protests.
“Free Hong Kong! Democracy Now!” and “Five demands, not one less!” were the most popular chants, reflecting the five demands of the growing international movement to secure democracy in Hong Kong.
A small pro-China contingent of counter protestors followed, separated from the Hong Kong group by USyd “Protective Services” and a much larger police presence.