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Canadians in Hong Kong compare their experiences in democracy

Photo: Raewadee Parnmukh
As pro-democracy demonstrations continue, so does police violence. Canadian activists are protesting in solidarity. Ellie Ng reports from Hong Kong.

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From Canada to Hong Kong, solidarity with the 'umbrella revolution'

Photo: Raewadee Parnmukh

HONG KONG – Pro-democracy demonstrations continue into the fourth day in Hong Kong, despite a police crackdown on Saturday.

As riot police indiscriminately peppersprayed and fired 87 rounds of teargas at 60,000 peaceful, unarmed demonstrators, the protestors used umbrellas to shield themselves from the onslaught. Hong Kong police were condemned by human rights organizations including Amnesty International for using "unnecessary" and "illegitimate" force against peaceful demonstrators, while Social media dubbed the demonstrations the "Umbrella Movement" or "Umbrella Revolution."

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Calling on Canada to protect fair elections in Hong Kong

image; flickr/David Leo Vekster

Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders Anson Chan and Martin Lee spoke last week about Hong Kong's democratic development at two public forums in Toronto. The democracy heavyweights travelled to Canada and the U.S. to rally international support for Hong Kong people's fight for genuine democracy.

On Monday, April 7, over 300 attended the talk "One Country Two Systems Under Threat" hosted by Canada-Hong Kong Link. Another talk "Hong Kong's Democratic Future" was held by Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada on Wednesday. Chan and Lee discussed Hong Kong's current political crisis and democratic development.

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| December 20, 2013

Go Global Expo, Toronto

Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 11:00am - Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 5:00pm

Location

Sheraton Centre, Toronto
123 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 4.5216" N, 79° 23' 3.7248" W

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Harbourfront Centre: World Stage Dance Performance 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 12:00am - Friday, May 18, 2012 - 6:24pm

Location

Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Canada
Phone: 416-973-4000
43° 38' 19.6512" N, 79° 22' 59.1852" W

World Stage has returned to Harbourfront Centre for the 2012 season (Feb 18-May 19, 2012) and it is full of new and exciting performances!

World Stage is an acclaimed international performance series, featuring provocative and cutting edge international and Canadian contemporary performances! Eight hand-picked productions from the U.S., the U.K., France, Brazil and Canada will augment decades of progressive world-class performance found only at World Stage. World Stage features thought-provoking productions featuring some of the biggest stars and hottest up-and-comers in performing arts.

World Stage ticket packages are available for a limited time.

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