BLOG – International Groups Organise Pro-democracy Yellow Ribbon Solidarity Events 1


International groups are voicing their support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement through petitions, protests, Yellow Ribbon Days and solidarity actions.

Facebook groups

Facebook groups and events around the world.

Supporters are gathering signatures for petitions and open letters in Britain, Australia, the US, Taiwan and Canada.

Petitions and open letters in support of the pro-democracy movement

Petitions and open letters in support of the pro-democracy movement

On Sunday, in Toronto, Canada, there will be an assembly to support the upcoming Hong Kong student strike.

via Facebook

via Facebook

On Monday, students at Australian universities are holding a Yellow Ribbon Day in solidarity with those boycotting classes. Participating universities include the University of Queensland, University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney, Deakin University, Monash University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Queensland University of Technology, Macquarie University, the Australian National University and the University of Technology.

Hong Kong global solidarity events

Next Saturday, September 27th, campaigners across the world are set to unite behind Hong Kongers in a Global Solidarity Day. So far, demonstrations have been organised in London, New York, San Francisco and Vancouver.

Yellow Ribbon campaign statement

Yellow Ribbon campaign statement

Dozens of other student associations, Chinese societies and pro-democracy groups have voiced their support beyond Hong Kong’s borders. Meanwhile, a Yellow Ribbon mosaic project is attracting attention on social media.

A campaign kit is available here or you can add your event here.


  • Chrisann Palm

    Great work, thank you Tom for spreading the words for us!