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Agnes Chow, the goddess of democracy, faces prison in Hong Kong

Agnes Chow, the goddess of democracy, faces prison in Hong Kong
November 30, 2020

HONG KONG — Clutching a Pepe the Frog stuffed toy and with Winnie the Pooh characters behind her, Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow began another live broadcast on YouTube, answering questions from her fans.

The 23-year-old, dressed in a T-shirt and with pink highlights in her hair, switched from her native Cantonese to Japanese as she greeted viewers. She described her fears for Hong Kong and how she cried after she was arrested recently under China’s new national security law.

“Because I was arrested at my home twice, I am very scared of doorbells and knocks on the door,” she said, as supporters flooded the comments section. “I am traumatized.”

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