People screaming for their rights. Police forces using violence against them. Street battles. Batons. Tear gases. This is what the world looks like through the eyes of a protester fighting in Hong Kong.
The roots of the demonstration trace back in February 2019 when the government proposed an Extradition Bill that the pro-democracy citizens of Hong Kong perceived as a threat to their freedom. The protest escalated quickly as hundreds of thousands of people felt the oppression of Beijing and demanded more and more reforms.
Human rights being at risk, what can the international community do to solve this crisis and prevent another from taking place?
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