Chow Hang-tung has dedicated her life to protecting the human rights of others – and never forgetting those who have lost their lives doing the same.
In 1989, hundreds – possibly thousands – of people were killed in the streets around Tiananmen Square, Beijing, as troops opened fire on crowds peacefully calling for social and economic reform.
The Chinese government wants people to forget the victims of the Tiananmen crackdown – but Chow has made it her mission to remember the victims.
On 4 June 2021, Chow asked people on social media to light candles in memory of the people killed in the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown. The human rights lawyer and activist was arrested for this act of bravery, and is currently serving a 22 month jail sentence. She also faces further imprisonment for her entirely peaceful actions.
But Chow refuses to be silent. She told us “To say I’m not afraid would be a lie – but I’m not so afraid I dare do nothing”.
We want to show Chow that she is not alone – that the world remembers the crackdown – and that there are thousands of us fighting for her freedom.
Add your message of solidarity to Chow now. You can include words, photos, drawings or images to show your support for Chow and Hong Kong protesters. Chow’s favourite animals are cats, alpacas and dinosaurs, so you can incorporate them into your message if you like!
People right across the Asia Pacific region are taking this action. Together, we can show Chow the strength of the movement she has behind her.