Wouldn’t it be amazing if the spirit of democracy were to come to China, and from Hong Kong?
Two million Hong Kong people are taking to the streets to protest for freedom in China. Yet the world is largely silent.
But these Hong Kong protests are different — they’re explicitly about freedom.
So we’re sending a reporter to Hong Kong — Our friend Avi Yemini, the Australian with TR.News who I’ve gotten to know over the past year.
I’ve seen his journalism, both in the UK and Australia and he’s really good. He has courage; he’s not afraid of a bit of tear gas; he’s got a great sense of humour, and he cares about freedom.
He has landed in Hong Kong and for the next four days, and he’s going to be filing special guest reports for us about these protests.
Who are the protesters? What are the police like? Are people worried about China invading? Are people hopeful Trump will do more
We’ve sent Avi and a cameraman — so that’s two flights, and a hotel, and taxi fare and meals. The total cost will be around $4,000 by the time we’re done — if you can help us chip in, please do, by clicking here.
We want the world to see the truth. Are you with the people of Hong Kong? I hope so.
You can watch all of Avi's reports on this page.
August 21, 2019 — Avi Yemini of TR News reporting for The Rebel wraps up in Hong Kong, and talks about his impressions of the people protesting for democratic demands and against the Chinese Extradition Bill.
August 21, 2019 — A Catholic priest participating in the Hong Kong protests spoke to me about why he was there and why the whole world should care.
August 20, 2019 — Martin Lee explains the demands of the Hong Kong protesters, and talks about how the legal status of a “riot” has not been updated since the 1960s.
August 20, 2019 — Many politicians have been attending the protests in Hong Kong, including Albert Ho.
August 18, 2019 — Hundreds of thousands of people — including an Australian tourist I spotted in the crowd — gathered in Hong Kong's Victoria Park for a peaceful demonstration calling for democracy, and “freedom” from Communist Chinese tyranny.
August 18, 2019 — Emily Lau is Foreign Affairs Coordinator for the Hong Kong Democratic Party. In this in-depth conversation, she told me what the uprising in Hong Kong is really about, why Hong Kong is so important to China's economy and noted that Canada, in particular, has a vested interest in de-escalating any conflict.
August 17, 2019 — You may have seen news reports showing Hong Kong protesters carrying American flags. I spoke to one of them, and she had a moving message to President Donald Trump and the American people.
August 17, 2019 — Demonstrators have been peacefully protesting in the streets of Hong Kong for over a month, but what are they calling for? I spoke to some of these protesters, who explained their "Five Demands".
August 17, 2019 — I've served in the Middle East, but I've never seen anything like the police response to peaceful protesters that I've witnessed in Hong Kong.
August 16, 2019 - Avi Yemini just arrived in Hong Kong at the airport that was shut down just a few days ago because of protestors fighting for democracy.