Ivan Lam and Joshua Wong enter Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre (prison), November 23, 2020. Photo: Stand News

A translation of Die Welt’s interview with the Hong Kong freedom fighter currently in solitary confinement

Evening, March of 800,000, December 8, 2019, Hong Kong (Photo: Lam Yik Fei)

from February 2018 to February 2020

Prague mayor Zdenek Hrib with the Tibetan flag at Prague City Hall

On January 12, 2020, the following piece was published in Welt am Sonntag. I appreciated it so much, I decided to translate it into English.

Ten of the year’s best, and twenty-five superb others

Mass arrest of protesters on Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, November 18, 2019

As of September 8, 2021, at least 10,429 protesters have been arrested and 2,832 prosecuted.

Frontline protesters in Hong Kong; photo: Lam Yik Fei

As of July 7, 2020, 15,246,481 protesters have taken part in 1,096 protests

28 open letters from citizens in different sectors of Hong Kong society

July 21 march (Photo: Lam Yik Fei)

As of November 20, 11,286,456 demonstrators have taken part in 648 demonstrations; at least 4,891 have been arrested and 728 charged.

Panicked demonstrators attempt to enter Citic Tower, across from the Hong Kong Legislative Council, as police continue to fire teargas at them, June 12, 2019. Teargas is meant to force a crowd to disperse, but the police have trapped the demonstrators on all sides and they have nowhere to disperse. (From this video)

Demonstrators and police face off on Harcourt Road, Hong Kong, June 12, 2019 (Photo: Dale De La Ray)

What happened, how it happened, and how it was five years in the making

Kong Tsung-gan / 江松澗

Author of ‘Umbrella: A Political Tale from Hong Kong’ and ‘As long as there is resistance, there is hope: Essays on the Hong Kong freedom struggle…’

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