HK activist Agnes Chow flees to Canada

Monday, Dec 04, 2023

HONG KONG: Former Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow who was jailed over her role in pro-democracy protests revealed on Sunday she had moved to Canada and would not return to meet her bail conditions.

Chow was one of the best known young faces of the 2012, 2014 and 2019 protest movements against Beijing´s increasingly authoritarian rule in Hong Kong. She spent around seven months behind bars for her role in a protest outside the city´s police headquarters in 2019, when huge crowds rallied week after week in the most serious challenge to China´s rule since Hong Kong´s 1997 handover. On Sunday -- Chow´s 27th birthday -- she published two posts breaking the silence she had kept since she was released more than two and half years ago.