Civil disobedience and solidarity in Hong Kong

Protestors in Hong Kong with one person holding up a sign reading, "Never give up. Show justice to the world."

Etan Lam, Flickr

In the most aggressive application of Beijing’s new national security law, the Hong Kong government has recently arrested scores of pro-democracy leaders who did nothing more than organize peacefully and nonviolently in support of voting rights and freedom of expression. Yesterday, hundreds of courageous protestors peacefully assembled outside the court where 47 arrested activists were being charged with “conspiracy to commit subversion. Holding signs demanding that all political prisoners be released, they were eventually dispersed by police. We express our solidarity with them, and with the arrested democracy leaders.

Gladys Perez