More than a hundred Hong Kong Canadians marched on the Chinese consulate in Vancouver Sunday to protest a proposed extradition law expected to be introduced to their homeland’s legislature later this week.
The controversial law would allow people to be extradited from the semi-autonomous Chinese territory to mainland China to face charges.
The Vancouver protest was staged in solidarity with a massive demonstration in central Hong Kong, which police estimated at 240,000 people but ballooned to more than one million, according to organizers.
Shouting “democracy for Hong Kong,” the protesters in Vancouver said many of their family members live in Hong Kong and are worried about their future.
“It’s good to see so many young people standing up for Hong Kong,” Stephen Chan said about the protests there. “People are losing their hopes for a positive future, and this was an opportunity for them to say ‘enough is enough.’