The Saturday June 15, 2013 march was organized by more than two dozen groups advocating free speech, democracy and personal liberties on the Internet. The groups which included the Democratic Party of Hong Kong, have long been outspoken critics of China for restricting individual liberties.
He should be given the right to stay in Hong Kong. We must not let anybody intervene, we must be able to show that Hong Kong will not give in to pressure from other governments. ~ Albert Ho, former chairman of the Democratic Party.
In the last two days, the news media in mainland China have embraced Edward Snowden who has confirmed details to The South China Morning Post about how the United States is monitoring Internet traffic. The revelations that the US is secretly hacking computers in Hong Kong and on the mainland has sent shock waves here and around the world and came just days after Snowden first exposed the Prism program in The Guardian newspaper in Britain.
A recent poll by the Centre for Communication and Public Opinion Survey shows that 49.9% of Hong Kong residents don't want Edward Snowden handed over to the NSA, with roughly a third unsure. Only 17.6% of respondents thought NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden should be sent back.