Montrealers from Hong Kong standing in solidarity with pro-democracy protesters
The Canadian government issued a travel advisory, urging Canadians to exercise a high degree of caution amid escalating tensions in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong international airport was brought to a standstill the week of August 12 by pro-democracy protesters. Protesters and police violently clashed in that airport and flights were grounded. Later in the week, hundreds of members of China's armed police were seen conducting exercises in Shenzhen across the border from Hong Kong. Montrealers from Hong Kong are keeping a close eye on what's happening and speaking out in solidarity with the protesters. We speak to two Montrealers who are part of a group called Action Free Hong Kong Montreal, standing in solidarity with the pro-democracy protesters. Guy Ho is originally from Hong Kong, he first arrived in Canada over 40 years ago but lived in Hong Kong from 2004 to 2015. Simon Ng is another Montrealer from Hong Kong. He arrived here in 2009 but his whole family is still living there.