2019 Hong Kong protests
pro-democracy demonstrations and other civil disobedience sparked by a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong
2019 Hong Kong protests are a series of ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong against the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill proposed by the government of Hong Kong.
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- The people of Hong Kong are bravely standing up to the Chinese Communist Party as Beijing tries to encroach on their autonomy and freedom. Any violent crackdown would be completely unacceptable. As I have said on the Senate floor: The world is watching.
- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, August 12, 2019. McConnell on Democracy and Autonomy in Hong Kong: “The World Is Watching”