Crowdfunded campaign takes Hong Kong’s message of fear to world – helped by 22,000 donors and anonymous group of fixers


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  • Monday, 01 Jul 2019

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A crowdfunding campaign against the unpopular extradition bill drew more than 22,000 donors, mostly contributing small sums such as HK$100 (RM52.92), according to a financial summary on an online forum, and helped make Hong Kong a buzzword on social media and in international newspapers over the past week.

The leaderless “Freedom Hong Kong” campaign aired in the past week to target the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan on Friday and Saturday, as some young protesters who worked behind the scenes felt they needed to put global pressure on the Beijing and local governments even if few concessions were won.

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