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Hours after our panel on the power of demonstration alongside @OsopePatrisse and @baratunde, @joshuawongcf was arrested. He's since been released but may face prison time for participating in a demonstration last year...and wearing a mask. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/24/pro-democracy-leader-joshua-wong-arrested-in-hong-kong
Last night at our @PENamerica event with @joshuawongcf @OsopePatrisse & @baratunde Joshua mentioned that afterward he'd have to report to a police station. He did, and was arrested. For what? Wearing a mask. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/joshua-wong-hong-kong-arrest/2020/09/24/87b72fc6-fe30-11ea-b0e4-350e4e60cc91_story.html
Completely agree--Nasrin's situation is critical, and her life hangs in the balance. The @UN needs to step up and work to get these unjustly imprisoned women freed ASAP. #FreeNasrin! #FreeLoujain! https://twitter.com/NickKristof/status/1308768754130546690