December 23 — “Sparking the Free World Afire” rally was held in Hong Kong.
Over 45k Hong Kong citizens joined the rally in the Edinburgh Place in Central, to protest the authorities’ political suppression on the protesters’ fund Spark Alliance.
Spark Alliance is a community fund for protesters that has been frozen by the police since last week under the accusation of “money laundering”.
The assembly started with the public singing “May Glory to Hong Kong”. Many people gave speech to support Spark Alliance and condemned the police for freezing the Spark Alliance funds.
They also condemned the police brutality. Especially for the riot police pointing a gun to the attendees of the Human Rights Rally of Solidarity With Uyghurs held yesterday in the same venue.
Although the rally has obtained a letter of no objection from the police, the riot police still set up a cordon as assembly begins. Police even conducted search on the supply station organized by citizens.
A strong message from the rally is ,”If Hong Kong is safe, the free world is safe.”