Hong Kong protests: Winnipeg students showing their support
University of Manitoba students set up information booth on campus
University of Manitoba students with ties to Hong Kong are showing their support for people taking part in pro-democracy protests in the Chinese city.
Students and activists have been camping out in Hong Kong since late Friday, demanding that Beijing grant genuine democratic reforms to the former British colony.
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In Winnipeg, some students set up a booth on Tuesday with information about the protests.
"You can just help by spreading the message. Just let more people know about it, so that the people in Hong Kong are not fighting alone for nothing," Tse said.
"Most of those protesters, they're all students, unarmed. How could they do such things?" she said.
Oung said many of her friends and family are on the streets, calling for democratic reforms.
Organizers said a dozen students started a 'concern group' Sunday and about 20 people showed up at another meeting Monday night.
They have set up an information booth at University Centre and are giving out pamphlets and the yellow ribbons that many people in Hong Kong have adopted as their Facebook profile picture.