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4 Jul 2019

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong: ‘UK government should take stronger approach’

Presenter

Hong Kong police have started making arrests over the protests that took place earlier this week – with reports of 15 people being detained so far.

Hundreds of demonstrators stormed the legislative building on Monday, the anniversary of the British colony’s handover to Chinese rule. They were protesting against an Extradition Bill that would allow suspects from Hong Kong to be sent to mainland China for trial.

Before we came on air, we speak to the pro-democracy activist, Joshua Wong – who was jailed for 100 days for protests in 2014 – and asked him what he thinks of the direction these demonstrations have taken.