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In S. Korea, Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protests Find Support

South Korean college students and activists in Seoul's Hongdae district participate in a demonstration in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on November 24, 2019. The main banner reads

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement is gaining support among South Korean college students, who see some overlap with their country’s own struggle for democracy in the 1980s.

In recent months, Seoul has seen regular rallies with hundreds of students, many wearing black in solidarity with the Hong Kong protesters and carrying signs reading “Stand for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong” and “Stop Police Brutality.”

“South Korea experienced political oppression in the 1980s and so does Hong Kong in recent years,” says Ahn Ji-sun, a junior political science major at Sogang University in Seoul, who organized a group to support Hong Kong’s democratization.

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