Joshua Wong

At just 22 I helped lead the fight to preserve Hong Kong's rights. In 2020, we’re going to face more suppression and more violence, but we won't give up, writes Agnes Chow.
Prominent pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Andy Chain and Agnes Chow were arrested in Hong Kong on Thursday and Friday. Wong, one of the leaders of the so-called Umbrella Movement in 2014, was arrested on suspicion of organising illegal protests, despite not being a prominent figure in recent demonstrations. A pro-democracy march planned for Saturday was cancelled after police refused permission for it to take place.
Protests in Hong Kong escalated over the weekend as around two million people took to the streets over an extradition bill that could see HK citizens sent to mainland China for trial. Over the weekend, leader Carrie Lam issued a public apology and said she would indefinitely suspend the bill. On Monday, activist Joshua Wong was released from prison, where he has been since he was arrested during the 2014 pro-democracy protests.