How Hong Kong's protest movement is forging solidarity with Australia's Uyghurs and Tibetans

Uyghurs in Washington DC are throwing their support behind the Hong Kong protests. Sep 02, 2019. Photo RFA

By Erin Handley and Iris Zhao
Updated Sat at 1:03am

On a sunny street in the heart of Melbourne, a Uyghur woman wearing a hijab converses with a Vietnamese man dressed in bright red-and-yellow-striped bandana.

On the surface they might not have much in common, but recent events have given them a common cause — solidarity with Hong Kong protesters.

Hong Kong's long months of increasingly violent protests have galvanised disparate groups in Australia, many of whom have embittered histories with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

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