During Hong Kong Visit, Senator Hawley Compares Hongkongers’ Struggle Against Communism to East Germany During the Cold War

Monday, October 14, 2019

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) traveled to Hong Kong this weekend to learn the facts on the ground, observe the protests, and speak to pro-democracy activists. In a video filmed in front of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, Senator Hawley compared Hongkongers’ fight against the Chinese Communist Party to East Germany’s struggle against the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

Senator Hawley said, “Sometimes, the fate of one city defines the challenge of a whole generation. Fifty years ago it was Berlin, today it’s Hong Kong.”

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