On Sunday, August 16th, I attended a peaceful rally in Vancouver British Columbia, where many Chinese-Canadians spoke about wanting more Canadians, and the Liberal government, to stand firm for Hong Kong’s fight for freedom.
The protest hosted by the The Vancouver Society in Support of Democratic Movement (VSSDM), and was actually part of seven united rallies that took place across Canada.
With the heat a-blazing, Hong Kong pro-democracy advocates gathered in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery where they chanted for freedoms, listened to organized speeches, and even sang the Hong Kong Protest Anthem.
Many of the signs held by the protesters shed light on many of the concerns we at Rebel News have.
Protesters held up signs and banners of showcasing some of those who have been enslaved or wrongfully arrested due to China’s government.
There were signs about saving the Muslim Uighurs currently being held in concentration camps in China, as well as signs calling for justice and freedom for the #TwoMichaels, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.
As well, signs called for the charges to be dropped related to the recent arrest and pro-democracy Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai.
One attendee who gave a speech at the rally was Conservative MP Kenny Chiu of the Steveston—Richmond East riding. After Chiu’s speech, I asked him some questions about why Hong Kong’s freedom should matter to all Canadians and what our government needs to do differently.
WATCH to see what Kenny Chiu had to say!