HONG KONG—American flags showed up in the form of paper print-outs, animated images displayed on smartphones, and dozens of flagpoles waving in the air.
Thousands of protesters young and old turned out for a rally at a public square in the heart of Hong Kong’s business district on Nov. 28 evening to show their appreciation to the U.S. government for its passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which was signed into law by President Donald Trump on Nov. 27 evening.
Organizers arranged the rally to coincide with Thanksgiving Day, a major U.S. holiday traditionally for expressing gratitude.
#Thanksgiving2019 has a powerful meaning for the #HongKongProtester. American flags abound.— Jan Jekielek (@JanJekielek) November 28, 2019
A large crowd gathers in appreciation of the passage and @realDonaldTrump’s signing into law of the #HKHumanRightsandDemocracyAct - at Edinburgh Place in central HK #HongKongProtests pic.twitter.com/noTEzCf8Ho