Grandma Wong (Alexandra) one of the faces of the #HongKongProtest…

By Chris Whitehouse January 23, 2021 10:21 am

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Alexandra “Grandma” Wong has been rearrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of “obstructing police officers in the execution of their duties” after she was found holding up a sign at a pedestrian crossing in Tseung Kwan O.

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Lord [David] Alton of Liverpool, the British lawmaker who recently nominated Grandma Wong for the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the Westminster-based All-Party Parliamentary Hong Kong Group, says:

“Grandma Wong’s extraordinary courage mirrors that of the solitary protestor who valiantly stood in front of the Chinese Communist Party tanks during the Tiananmen Square massacre. You might crush an individual but not the things for which they stand. Their defiant courage ensures that their ideas never die. Such heroes and heroines take on awesome odds but in the fullness of time the brute force of Goliath will prove to be no match for the values represented by Grandma Wong –   liberty, justice, democracy, and humanity.”

Whitehouse Consultancy Chairman, Chris Whitehouse, political advisor to Fight for Freedom Stand with Hong Kong which helped compile the dossier for the Nobel nomination, added:

“In Grandma Wong, we have a noble bearer of the torch of freedom. May its bright light continue to shine giving hope to the oppressed people of Hong Kong as the iron heel of Chinese Communist tyranny seeks to crush their spirit, their freedoms, and their very liberty.”

Nobel nominee Grandma Wong rearrested in Hong Kong

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By Anne Marie Roantree

Among the hundreds of thousands of protesters who have clogged the streets of Hong Kong in recent weeks, silver-haired, bespectacled “Grandma Wong,” usually seen waving a large British flag, stands out.

Alexandra Wong, 63, who has smaller Union Jack flags pinned to her clothes and bags, has been on the front lines of mass protests in the former British colony and sometimes intense standoffs between police and student activists.

Alexandra Wong, 63, who has smaller Union Jack flags pinned to her clothes and bags, has been on the front lines of mass protests in the former British colony and sometimes intense standoffs between police and student activists.

Grandma Wong has been one of the few demonstrators over 30 to stay sometimes into the early hours to show her support for thousands of activists, many of whom joined 79 days of “Umbrella” protests in 2014 pushing unsuccessfully for full democracy for one of the most densely populated cities on earth.

“I stand with Hong Kong’s future. I worry about Hong Kong youth,” she said.

‘I miss colonial times’: Hong Kong protest regular Grandma Wong on the city’s uncertain future

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