20 March 2019 - 14 Adar II 5779 - י"ד אדר ב' ה' אלפים תשע"ט
US embassy move to Jerusalem sparks protests in Hong Kong Print E-mail

As the official ceremony to mark the new US embassy move to Jerusalem on 14 May was completed, many demonstrations took place in countries around the world against the decision to relocate the embassy from Tel Aviv and recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s internal and sovereign capital.

In Hong Kong on 17 May, an anti-Israel demonstration took place at Admiralty Centre outside the Israeli Consulate. It was organised by the Social Democratic organisation and several Indonesian migrant workers’ organisations.

Around 50 people participated, including some local leftwing activists, politician Leung Kwok-hung (known as “Long Hair”), Indonesian domestic helpers and a few Western residents. After making anti-Israel speeches against “the massacre of the Palestinian people” and opposing the US for transferring its embassy to Jerusalem and for its support of Israel, the protesters walked to the US Consulate. No arrests were made and the protestors went on their way.

(Issue Jun 2018)


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