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Hong Kong Protest Leaders Bring Human Rights Diplomacy to US

FILE - Joshua Wong, 3rd from left, stands with, from left, Mark Lagon, then-president of Freedom House; Benny Tai, law professor in Hong Kong; and Martin Lee, founder of Hong Kong Democratic Party, at a 2015 event in Washington. (Courtesy of Mark Lagon)

Joshua Wong, one of the most visible leaders of the Hong Kong protest movement, has arrived in the United States to rally support following a whirlwind visit to Berlin.

Wong, who has been permitted to travel internationally while on bail facing charges stemming from more than three months of pro-democracy protests, will spend the next several days speaking to legislators, human rights advocates and students in New York and Washington.

College students are among the audiences Wong, 22, and fellow protest leaders are aiming to address on their U.S. tour, with a stop at New York’s Columbia University on Friday and an read more >>>

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