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Hong Kong Activist Set on Leaving Record of Fight for Democracy

Hong Kong Activist Set on Leaving Record of Fight for Democracy

   Tokyo, June 9 (Jiji Press)--With Wednesday marking the second anniversary of a large-scale anti-government protest in Hong Kong, a 27-year-old activist now living in Japan has voiced his determination to leave behind a record of the fight for democracy for future generations.
   William Lee, a Hong Kong native who was once arrested for taking part in a demonstration, has continued to raise his voice of protest from Japan even after Beijing tightened its grip on Hong Kong following the enforcement of a national security law in China.
   Lee said that his protests are based on his belief that leaving behind a record of the struggle will give encouragement to future generations.
   A massive demonstration was held in Hong Kong on June 9, 2019, triggering a series of anti-government protests later.
   In November 2019, Lee returned to Hong Kong, carrying donations and messages he collected from people in Japan in support of the prodemocracy movement.

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