Nobel nomination highlights HK’s woes: Nathan Law

Nathan Law (centre) says the Nobel Peace Prize nomination belongs to everyone who took part in the 2014 Occupy protests. File photo: RTHK

Nathan Law (centre) says the Nobel Peace Prize nomination belongs to everyone who took part in the 2014 Occupy protests. File photo: RTHK

Nathan Law said on Friday that the Nobel Peace Prize nomination he’s received along with fellow pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Alex Chow is for everyone who took part in the 2014 Occupy protests.

Law said he was happy that Hong Kong’s Umbrella movement to fight for genuine universal suffrage has gained recognition, and that the city’s political development has once again grabbed people’s attention. 

He added that he is not worried that mainland authorities will “step up their suppression” of pro-democracy campaigners in light of the nomination. 

DAB chairwoman Starry Lee had earlier warned that the move by 12 members of the US Congress to nominate the trio for the Nobel award could damage Hong Kong’s relationship with Beijing.

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