HKFP Lens: Hundreds gather in New York in support of Hong Kong and Taiwanese autonomy


Last Saturday in Manhattan, New York City, nearly 300 activists gathered to rally for Taiwan’s global recognition as a country and to stand in solidarity with pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. Photographer Jimin Kim was on the scene.

The demonstrators called for Taiwan’s inclusion in the United Nations and for Hong Kong to be free from Chinese suppression.

September 7 New York City Taiwan Hong Kong independence Uighur Tibet rally protest march

Photo: Jimin Kim.

Attendees also rallied for an end to human rights violations against Uighur Muslims and Tibetans in China by the Chinese Communist Party.

September 7 New York City Taiwan Hong Kong independence Uighur Tibet rally protest march

Photo: Jimin Kim.

Activist groups present included Keep Taiwan Free, NY4HK — New Yorkers Supporting Hong Kong, Uighur Human Rights Project and Students for a Free Tibet.

September 7 New York City Taiwan Hong Kong independence Uighur Tibet rally protest march

Photo: Jimin Kim.

The march gathered at Astor Place in downtown Manhattan, where speeches were made and attendees stuck Post-It Notes to a Lennon Wall expressing support for both Hong Kong and Taiwan. The march began shortly after.

September 7 New York City Taiwan Hong Kong independence Uighur Tibet rally protest march

Photo: Jimin Kim.

Protestors then walked up to Times Square and headed west to the Hudson River.

September 7 New York City Taiwan Hong Kong independence Uighur Tibet rally protest march

Photo: Jimin Kim.

The march ended by the river with speeches and a demonstration in front of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York.

September 7 New York City Taiwan Hong Kong independence Uighur Tibet rally protest march

Photo: Jimin Kim.

September 7 New York City Taiwan Hong Kong independence Uighur Tibet rally protest march

Photo: Jimin Kim.

September 7 New York City Taiwan Hong Kong independence Uighur Tibet rally protest march

Photo: Jimin Kim.

September 7 New York City Taiwan Hong Kong independence Uighur Tibet rally protest march

Photo: Jimin Kim.

September 7 New York City Taiwan Hong Kong independence Uighur Tibet rally protest march

Photo: Jimin Kim.

September 7 New York City Taiwan Hong Kong independence Uighur Tibet rally protest march

Photo: Jimin Kim.

September 7 New York City Taiwan Hong Kong independence Uighur Tibet rally protest march

Photo: Jimin Kim.


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