Hong Kong activist to Germany: stop selling riot control kit to city

Joshua Wong urges Berlin to halt exporting equipment including water cannon used to suppress protests

The activist Joshua Wong has called for Germany to stop the export of riot control weapons and equipment to Hong Kong police, as he embarked on a global tour to promote his pro-democracy message.

Hong Kong police were using water cannon manufactured in Germany to suppress the protests against a proposed new extradition bill that flared up on the streets of the city in late March, the prominent activist said. “They [German manufacturers] should not be the supporters of Hong Kong riot police.”

Why are people protesting?

The complete withdrawal of the proposed extradition bill

Hong Kong’s democratic struggles since 1997

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