Hong Kong protesters prepare to flood the streets

June 28, 2019

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Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong addresses the crowds outside the Legislative Council during a demonstration demanding Hong Kong's leaders to step down and withdraw the extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China, on June 17, 2019. Wong is asking world leaders gathering at the G20 to pay attention to Hong Kong's freedoms.


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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong: 'We will continue our battle until the day we have democracy'

In Hong Kong, protesters are prepared to take to the streets on July 1, the day of Hong Kong's handover from the UK to China, to protest a controversial bill that would allow extradition from Hong Kong to mainland China. Joshua Wong is one of the leaders of the protest movement, and he spoke to The World's host, Marco Werman, about his experience advocating for Hong Kong's people.