Protect the Rights of the People of Hong Kong

The people of Hong Kong have bravely resisted a proposed extradition bill, and faced a violent crackdown from their own police. Support the campaign to protect their rights.

Since June 9th, there have been ongoing protests in Hong Kong, some attracting over one million people. The authorities have responded by cracking down on protests with excessive police violence. 

Police have used tear gas and pepper spray, and in some instances, guns firing bean bags and rubber bullets. Many people have been seriously injured. Amnesty International's research has shown that police violence violated international human rights law and standards.

On September 4th the Hong Kong government withdrew the extradition bill, but the crackdown must also be ended and a full investigation must be held into the excessive use of force by police.

Take action today to send an email to Chief Executive Carrie Lam to give your support to the people in Hong Kong now.

Demand that the right to freedom of peaceful assembly be fully respected and that an independent, impartial, effective, and prompt investigation be launched into the use of force by Hong Kong police against protesters.

Note: when you take action, an email will be sent to the government of Hong Kong including the email address you provide. Other details you provide such as your name and country will be processed in line with Amnesty International's privacy policy.

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Dear Chief Executive Lam,

I am writing to express my grave concern regarding the crackdown by Hong Kong police against peaceful protesters opposing the extradition bill that was withdrawn on September 4th.

While the formal withdrawal of this dangerous bill is welcome, this announcement cannot change the fact that Hong Kong authorities have chosen to suppress protests in a grossly unlawful way that has seriously damaged the people's trust and sense of legitimacy of the government.

I call on your government to immediately suspend the harsh tactics employed by police against protesters, including use of tear gas, rubber bullets blue dye, and excessive force.

As well I call for a thorough and independent investigation into unnecessary and excessive use of force by police at these protests.

[Your comment here]

Yours sincerely,

[Your name here]
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