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# Beyond Lennon Walls: Ways to support the Hong Kong protests from afar
Setting up a Lennon Wall or joining in a rally may be the most visible way to help the Hong Kong protests from abroad, but it isn't necessarily the best. Below are some other ideas on how to support the protest from afar.
Last updated 17 June 2020. Based on anonymous submissions. Maintained by Jason Li and Lokman Tsui.
This document in other languages: [繁體中文](README-繁體中文.md), [Português](, [Italiano](, [Español](README-Españ, [Deutsch](, [Français](, [Русский](, [日本語](, [한국어](README-한국어.md), [Nederlands](, [ไทย](
## 💰 Donate
Donate to groups that are supporting protestors on the ground (both groups' PayPal accounts are not working at the moment):
- [612 Humanitarian Relief Fund (612人道支援基金)]( – most reputable, financially transparent
- [Spark Alliance HK 星火同盟]( – recommended by frontline protesters.
Donate to these legislator-backed crowdfunding campaigns:
- [Sue the Abuser]( - helping victims sue the police over alleged mistreatment.
Donate to groups supporting journalists on the ground:
- [Radical HK 基進報導]( (on top of being a news organization, they provide sign language interpretation at many events)
Donate to these non-profit, independent news organizations so they can continue to provide coverage of Hong Kong:
- [Inmedia 香港獨立媒體網](
- [Stand News 立場新聞](
- [Factwire](
- [Hong Kong Citizen News 眾新聞](
- [Hong Kong Free Press](
Donate to these civil society research organizations:
- [Civil Rights Observer 民權觀察](
- [Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute 香港民意研究所](
- [Liber Research Community](
Pitch in for supplies that protect people during police operations:
- [Trauma supplies for Hong Kong volunteer medics](
- [HK Protect 香港保護: 捐贈裝備送給前線](
## 🧓🏻 Organize within your community
- 🆕 Persuade your organization to [sign this letter]( urging the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women "to examine gender-based violence committed by the Hong Kong Police Force."
- If you’re part of a community group, association or organization, publish a statement in support of the protestors. If possible, band together with other groups to sign a joint statement.
- Hold discussions within your diaspora communities, with folks who are on the fence or self-identified centrists. But approach with caution if folks are already staunchly against the protests.
## 🗄 Organize within your workplace
- Consider candidates in Hong Kong for your next remote job or freelance contract opening.
- Help organize scholarships and internships for people in and from Hong Kong.
## 🌏 For everyone
Contact your government representatives and ask them to sign [this joint statement]( led by the former Governor of Hong Kong, Lord Patten, and the former UK Foreign Secretary, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, expressing "grave concern" over the "unilateral introduction of national security legislation in Hong Kong."
[More information about the 200+ signatories](
## 🇺🇸 For US residents/citizens
[Donate to the Yellow Dandelion Foundation](, a California-based non-profit that provides supplies for protesters in Hong Kong.
Call your representatives (find their number on [GovTrack](
- Tell them you are very concerned about the situation in Hong Kong.
- Ask them to support [S.3798 - A bill to impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons involved in the erosion of certain obligations of China with respect to Hong Kong, and for other purposes.](
- Ask them to support [S.2758 - Hong Kong Be Water Act](, which "directs the President to impose sanctions on, and freeze assets belonging to, individuals and entities responsible for suppression of freedoms in Hong Kong."
- Ask them to support the call to suspend future sales of munitions and crowd control equipment to the Hong Kong police.
## 🇨🇦 For Canadian residents/citizens
Use the [Alliance Canada Hong Kong's online tool]( to send a letter to your representatives requesting sanctions against involved officials, support for asylum seekeres, protection for Canadians, investigations into foreign influence and an export ban on military technology (see [Canada's Five Demands](
Alternately, find the contact details for your current MPs [here]( and write your own letter of concern and support.
Sign this petition:
- [e-2640 (Foreign affairs) at the House of Commons, sponsored by MP Kenny Chiu](, "to join the international coalition and impose appropriate sanctions against China's passing of the controversial National Security Law for Hong Kong."
## 🇬🇧 For UK residents/citizens
Contact your representatives ([WriteToThem]( helps you look who yours is):
- Tell them you are very concerned about the situation in Hong Kong.
- Tell them that you support [the recent decision to stop selling crowd-control equipment and tear gas to Hong Kong](
- Ask them to uphold the 1984 [Sino–British Joint Declaration](
Alternately, use [Stand with HK]( to send an pre-written email to your MP that asks them to uphold the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration.
Also, donate to [Hong Kong Watch](, "a UK-based registered charity which researches and monitors threats to Hong Kong’s basic freedoms, the rule of law and autonomy as promised under the ‘one country, two systems’ principle..."
## 🇪🇺 For EU residents/citizens
[Contact your representatives](
- Tell them you are very concerned about the situation in Hong Kong.
- Urge them to pass [Joint Motion for a Resolution on the situation in Hong Kong (RC-9-2019-0013_EN)](
## 🇨🇭 For Swiss residents/citizens
Contact the [EDA]( or [Ignazio Cassius](, or your representatives in the National Council or Council of States:
- Tell them you are very concerned about the situation in Hong Kong.
- Urge them to make a statement in support of the protesters in Hong Kong and against the excessive police violence there.
## 🇯🇵 For Japanese residents/citizens
Sign these petitions:
- [Call on Japanese parliamentarians to start discussions on a Japanese version of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Bill](
## 🇰🇷 For South Korean residents/citizens
Contact members of the parliament to express concern about and solidarity with the protesters of Hong Kong:
- [Democratic Party](
- [Liberty Korea Party](
- [Bareunmirae Party](
- [Justice Party](
[Post a petition to the Blue House](
## 🇹🇼 For Taiwanese residents/citizens
Contact your legislator (find them using [this]( or [this]( website):
- Tell them you are very concerned about the situation in Hong Kong.
- Urge them to make a statement that they will protect Hong Kong's political offenders and protesters.
(Taiwan information [via chihao & co.](
## 🇳🇱 For Dutch residents/citizens
Contact politicians to express your concerns and ask for support and solidarity. Ask for political support from the government for the protests in the form of a motion:
- [Groenlinks](
- [VVD](
- [CDA](
- [D66](
- [Ministerie van buitenlandse zaken](
- Send a message to [Stef Blok Minister of Foreign Affairs on Twitter](
## 🤳🏼 Spread the word on social media
Some tips on spreading the word on social media:
- Don't post unverified information.
- Post trigger warnings before revealing images of blood and violence.
- Think about your audience: Do your friends really want to read seven heavily-captioned posts, or do they prefer a single post summary?
- Engage carefully with friends & family: Sometimes it's best to agree to disagree and move on for now.
- Engage carefully (or not at all) with the trolls: Do you really need to win that argument on the internet with someone you don't know?
More about this by Reddit user @vikingbiochemist: [Don't drown the signal in noise: Unsolicited advice for the fine people of this sub from a PR professional](
## ✅ archive
### Donations
- ~~[Prevent Imprisonment of Online Expression]( - a judicial review challenging the government's injunction against posting and sharing incendiary content online. (campaign closed)~~
- ~~[24 Pro-Democracy Legislators' JR campaign]( a judicial review to suspend the government's Prohibition on Face Covering Regulation and Emergency Regulations Ordinance.~~
- ~~[HKJA Journalist Protection Fund 香港記者協會保護記者基金](
- ~~Free MyHK supply station team (PayPal: []( (Suspended)~~
- ~~[Fund the Private Prosecution: Ray Chan v. Kwok Wai-keung]( - fund lawsuit on charges of assault~~
## For citizens/residents in:
- 🇺🇸 ~~Ask them to support passage of the [Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act]( (H.R. 3289) (S. 1838).~~
- 🇨🇦 ~~[e-2268 (Hong Kong) at the House of Commons, sponsored by MP Michael Chong]( (Petition closed September 11, 2019.)~~
- 🇨🇦 ~~[Support Democracy and Human Rights in Hong Kong](, launched by Canada-Hong Kong Link Toronto, Canadian Voice in Hong Kong, Civic Education Society Vancouver and Friends of Hong Kong Calgary. (Petition offline.)~~
- 🇦🇺 ~~[(EN1032) Add Human Rights Clauses to Trade Agreement with Hong Kong]( (closes October 9th) (Petition closed.)~~
- 🇦🇺 ~~[(EN1029) Bring Hong Kong's predicament to the United Nations Human Rights Council]( (closes October 9th) (Petition closed.)~~
- 🇹🇼 ~~Donate supplies to [Fridays for the Future, PCT]( (contact them) that has been batch mailing them to Hong Kong.~~
This work is licensed under a [Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License](
Send us your suggestions of other ways to help on [email]( or by making a GitHub pull request to this project.
1 July 2020 update: This project is on hold until further notice, until we learn more about how the new National Security Law affects Hong Kong.