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Dragon Interview: Hong Konger Explains ‘Guildford Stands With Hong Kong’ Demonstrations

Published on: 3 Sep, 2022
Updated on: 7 Sep, 2022

By Martin Giles

It might surprise you to hear that there are now, it is believed, 1,000 Hong Kongers living here in Guildford. They have moved to the UK because of the increasing repression in Hong Kong by the Chinese authorities.

But those who live here remain concerned about the situation in their homeland where many members of their families remain. So those now here have mounted demonstrations in the town centre to publicise the situation.

See also: Guildford’s Hong Kongers Throw Spotlight on Brutal 2019 Attack

The third demonstration took place on Thursday (September 1) to commemorate the “831 Prince Edward Station Attack” incident in which Hong Kong Police are said to have used excessive force and assaulted commuters indiscriminately inside an underground train station in Hong Kong three years ago.

According to the demonstrators, this incident marked Hong Kong’s emergence as a police state and sparked the emigration of Hong Kong people, many of whom have been given permission to live in the UK.

In the following filmed interview, Martin Giles speaks to a member of the Guildford Stands with Hong Group who explains why they have been demonstrating and how they have been settling in to their new Guildford home.

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