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Support Edward Snowden HK

An unprecedented number of local social and political groups came together for HK's Support Snowden rally.
27 co-organisers joined more than 900 Hong Kong and foreign demonstrators, according to an independent head count.
With 6 speakers, including 3 current LEGCO members, they marched peacefully in the rain from Chater Garden
to the US Consulate before convening at HK Government HQ in Admiralty.

It was the largest citizen's response to the US spying scandal in the world.
We are collating media coverage at this link: http://hongwrong.com/snowden-hong-kong-media/

View our open letters to the US Consulate & HK Gov't (PDF)...

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Press release: June 29th, 2013:

To major media organizations: Stop harassing Hong Kong In-Media's members, volunteers & co-organisers.

As a key organisation coordinating the Rally to Support Edward Snowden in Hong Kong on June 15, 2013, members from Hong Kong In-Media have recently received a large number of phone calls from reporters trying to investigate whether we were in contact with someone with knowledge of Snowden's presence in the city. We want to reiterate that none of our members and volunteers had any knowledge of Mr.Edward Snowden's whereabouts in Hong Kong.

Our 'source' was the media interview that was released by the Guardian, in which Mr.Snowden revealed that he was in Hong Kong and had high hopes for the reaction of the Hong Kong people and the government. In the morning of the video release, we began discussing a plan to highlight our stance on the protection of whistleblowers and to demonstrate public support for the cause.

As an organisation for advocating independent media, we can understand that journalists are trying their hardest to cover all aspects of the story. However, the quest for the story has gone from investigative journalism to concocting & construing facts. A Pro-Beijing newspapers even ran an misleading article implying that Melody Chan, a volunteer at inmediahk.net has involved in persuading Snowden to leave Hong Kong. Despite our outmost co-operation with the media, we found the media probing unnecessarily based on assumptions & therefore an act of harassment to all of our members and volunteers and thus demand this is ceased immediately.

We would like to reinforce that media - both international & local - must end the harassment. We will stop replying to any enquries related to Edward Snowden.

At a time reporters are being targeted with vicious smear campaigns and accused of allegedly aiding and abetting a supposed crime, merely because they reported the story, we are very suspicious of how this story is being reported by certain media. The incident of Edward Snowden is an important news about civil liberties and the right to privacy around the world. It is outraging that some professional media organizations divert their focus to conspiracy stories.

Hong Kong In-Media & Co-organisers.

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"My intention is to ask the courts and people of Hong Kong to decide my fate.
I have been given no reason to doubt your system."
- Edward Snowden

Rally route:

Rally Speakers:

Speaking at Chater Garden:
Albert Ho, Chairman of HK Alliance & ex-Democratic Party leader: "Why this case is important for HK's future"
Ip lam Chong, In-Media HK: “The implications of Edward Snowden coming to Hong Kong”
Claudia Mo, LEGCO member, founding member of Civic Party: “Whistleblowers and free speech in HK”

Speaking at the US Consulate:
Charles Mok, LEGCO member: “The right to communicate safely online and freedom of expression”

Speaking at HK Gov't HQ:
Law Yuk Kai, Director, HK Human Rights Monitor: “Hong Kong’s legal system & international legal system"
Ronny Tong, Civic Party LEGCO member: " "

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Info at InMedia.org (Chi) & HongWrong.com (Eng)

Live rally updates @ Follow us

Rally tag: #snowdenhk

View our open letters to the US Consulate & HK Gov't (PDF)...

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Download event flyer (Eng/Chi):

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Press release:

  • Edward Snowden, the whistleblower behind the NSA internet and phone surveillance program has come to Hong Kong because, he says, we “have a spirited commitment to free speech and the right of political dissent". Snowden sacrificed his personal safety and freedom to defend our right to free speech and Internet freedom.

  • We call on Hong Kong to respect international legal standards and procedures relating to the protection of Snowden; we condemn the U.S. government for violating our rights and privacy; and we call on the U.S. not to prosecute Snowden.”

  • Do you want to stand for freedom and the rule of law? Or should we totally disregard Hong Kong's legal system? This episode marks a crossroads in Hong Kong's future. Stand up for the future of Hong Kong.

  • Time: 3-5:30pm, Saturday June 15, 2013. Please bring a whistle!

  • Rally route: Starting 3pm at Chater Garden, Central MTR exit J2. Rally to the U.S Consulate and then Tamar SAR government building.

  • Rally preparation: Please bring your friends, prepare for rain and try to bring water resistant posters. Slogan suggestions: "Defend Free Speech, Protect Snowden", "No Extradition", "Respect Hong Kong Law", "Shame on NSA", "Stop Internet Surveillance", "Betray Snowden = Betray Freedom".

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26 Rally organisers