indarien13719 karma2019-10-09 11:44:18 UTC
Not trying to hijack this amazing AMA, but for a Americans and Canadians, the following links can be used to contact your government officials:
For Americans the biggest thing you can do is please ask your congressman to support the passing of the following bill drafted specifically to help Hong Kong:
H.R.3289 - Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019
To reach House and Senate in one link: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/co-sponsor-hong-kong-human-rights-and-democracy-act-of-2019
Please find your mp candidate, write to them, speak to them in person, find out their stance. They need to hear this issue again and again.
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indarien13111 karma2019-10-09 12:09:42 UTC
Here are some really good summary articles and links (all in English). If you want the quickest summary, I guess the Vox article would be the closest to eli5 version.
For a good timeline and overview of the movement: https://tl.hkrev.info/en/
I recommend reading this: https://www.vox.com/world/2019/8/22/20804294/hong-kong-protests-9-questions
You can check out the blogs written in English here: https://wiringhk.com
English news updates can be found here:
indarien1316 karma2019-10-09 11:57:15 UTC
If he doesn’t have a chance to answer this, most of the tourist attractions are on Lantau island, and since the airport protests that area is kept pretty locked down.
When it gets closer to your trip ask over in /r/HongKong and people will help you out.
indarien133 karma2019-10-09 12:29:09 UTC
If he doesn’t have a chance to answer this directly, there is actually an AP News article about this today.
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