Hong Kong protesters call on world leaders for help ahead of the G20 summit

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 7:48 AM PT — Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Protesters in Hong Kong are calling on President Trump and other world leaders to put pressure on Beijing to scrap a controversial extradition bill.

Over 1,000 demonstrators marched to the U.S. and EU consulates in Hong Kong Wednesday, urging leaders to raise concerns about the bill during this week’s G20 summit in Japan.

“We know that countries like U.S.A. or Germany, they think that human rights is very important,” said activist Alfred Lee. “So, we want to let the international (community), let the globe know that in Hong Kong we are fighting for the people’s freedom and say no to the extradition bill to China.”

Protesters gather near the U.S. Consulate as they stage a protest in Hong Kong, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Hong Kong activists opposed to contentious extradition legislation on Wednesday called on leaders of the U.S., the European Union and others to raise the issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping at this week’s G-20 summit in Japan. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

This comes after Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam agreed to indefinitely suspend the bill earlier this month, falling short of protester’s demands to get rid of it altogether.

Some Hong Kong activists have even traveled to Osaka to protest at the G20 summit later this week.