Energized "Blow the Whistle" rally in rain-soaked Hong Kong demonstrates support for Snowden and Freedom - w/ UPDATESubmitted by VietVet4Liberty on Sat, 06/15/2013 - 09:32
HONG KONG, Hong Kong — Hundreds of protesters staged a rally in rain-hit Hong Kong Saturday to urge the city's government not to extradite former spy Edward Snowden, and slam the United States for its surveillance programmes.
The city's first major demonstration on the issue saw protesters, including pro-democracy lawmakers, activists and a large number of expatriates march to the US consulate holding banners and shouting "Defend Free Speech", "Protect Snowden", "No Extradition" and "Respect Hong Kong Law".
Many blew their whistles loudly and wore masks with Snowden's face on it. "Today we all blow the whistle," shouted Tom Grundy, a British blogger and activist who lives in Hong Kong.
One protester held a sign of US President Barack Obama's famous 'Hope' poster, edited to show the leader as a spy wearing large headphones. Another sign read: "Betray Snowden, Betray freedom".
UPDATE 06/16: Live blog, videos and pics! Very inspirational! (See comment below.)
South China Morning Post: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1261433/live-upda...