Protesters urge Hong Kong for Snowden’s protection

Last June 10 2013, the 29-year-old source, Edward Snowden, the one behind the controversial intelligence leak in the National Security Agency that surfaced significant revelations publicly explained his motives, and uncertain future after an action taken that battles against the US government.

In a note accompanying the first set of documents he provided, he said: “I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions but I will be satisfied if the federation of secret law, unequal pardon and irresistible executive powers that rule the world that I love are revealed even for an instant.”

“I am not afraid, because this is the choice I’ve made.”

PHOTO Credit: Yahoo! News

PHOTO Credit: Yahoo! News

Snowden after his conscious action against the US government decided to leave his own country as possible imposing threats to his life might escalate, rewarding him with probable danger and security threats.

On May 20, he decided to board a flight to Hong Kong; chose the city, where he remained ever since because he believes that the special region have “a spirited commitment to free speech and the right of political dissent. And believed that it is one of the countries in the world that could and would resist any dictation from the US government.

Urge for protection

Later today, protesters in Hong Kong have assembled a rally in Central Hong Kong government offices to appeal for the HK government for Snowden’s protection as Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has remained tight-lipped on the matter.

Protesters expressed support and concern to Snowden concerning about different reports of United State’s surveillance on Hong Kong and mainland networks. Activists with their huge placards voiced out their sentiments against extraditions and human rights issues over surveillance of other countries.

Ronny Tong,  a Senior Counsel and current member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong asked the people of Hong Kong not to stay silent about the threatening and sensitive issue.

As part of the protest, organizers and supporters followed the live coverage of the rally through social media (Twitter) using the hashtag #Snowdenhk.

This Snowden whistleblowing saga continues.

Below are some comments, reactions, photos and updates at the rally.

One comment

  1. Fred Mirks · June 15, 2013

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