【反送中】連登仔眾籌300萬登《金融時報》頭版廣告 冀G20關注香港《逃犯條例》

社會 13:03 2019/06/25

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除了《金融時報》外,眾籌發起人指正聯絡其他國際報章,打算在全球多份報章刊登廣告。

《逃犯條例》引起連串風波,有連登網民發起眾籌,在《金融時報》等各國報章頭版刊登反送中的頭版廣告,冀反送中修訂爭議在本月27日在二十國集團峰會(G20)成為焦點。截至今日(25日)下午12時42分,眾籌平台已超額籌得約336.42萬元,有關廣告已確認將會在27日《金融時報》的美國及亞洲版刊登。

外交部日前表明,主席習近平將出席27日在大阪舉行的G20第14次峰會,G20不會討論香港問題,香港事務純屬中國內政,中方也不會允許G20討論香港問題。

有連登網民隨即發起眾籌抗衡,指在外國大報登頭版廣告所費不菲,除了《金融時報》外,他希望在更多國家的報章如日本、法國、英國、德國等登頭版廣告,令迴響更大;惟單單是New York Times一個全版廣告就需20萬美元(折合約156萬元),因此發起眾籌,期望反送中成為G20話題。

發起人認為,無論反對者屬「勇武派」還是「和理非」,是次眾籌只是捐款性質,「百萬行同小學生獎券都咁多人捐,無理由今次關乎香港既大事唔捐掛?」

目前,Financial Times已經確認本月27日,亦即是G20的峰會當天,美國及亞洲版都會預留位置刊登反送中廣告,所需14,980歐羅(折合約13.32萬元),發起人亦與《紐約時報》、《華爾街日報》、《朝日新聞》、《産經新聞》、《讀賣新聞》、《奈良新聞》、《20 Minutes》、《The Guardian》等媒體接洽。

發起人指,所有費用將用明細公開,香港眾志秘書長黃之鋒會監察籌款,亦正在落實其他名人;而扣除平台必要開支(4%平台手續費+約2.9%信用卡/銀行手續續費)後將用作刊登G20相關紙媒廣告之用,如捐款有剩餘將撥入進行持續紙媒宣傳基金,該基金正接洽名人或議員監察。

發起人表明,一旦最終籌集的資金不夠刊登廣告,會將已經籌得的款項全部捐予「反送中受傷被捕者人道支援基金 Anti- Extradition Protest Trust」。

即將在《金融時報》刊登反送中的頭版廣告內容:

Dear FT Readers,

A white terror has descended upon Hong Kong. Our government has pushed a bill that would extradite “fugitives” in Hong Kong - citizens, foreigners and tourists alike - to China for alleged crimes. The G20 summit this Friday brings a truce; once it is over, our future is doomed, unless you help us now.

We feared these arbitrary “deportations”. We shouted, to deaf ears. Lawyers, chambers of commerce, and millions of us were all rubbished by chief executive Carrie Lam. Without a choice, we surrounded the legislature peacefully. A violent crackdown followed. Defenceless protesters and journalists were beaten, tear gassed, and even headshot. The injured were arrested in hospitals and charged for “rioting”.

This mini-Tiananmen did not move Lam. The EU condemned the Bill; Amnesty International found the police excessive; US senators mulled sanctions. Nevertheless, Lam declined to withdraw the bill. The bill is on hold now, but more arrests and crackdown may come, as the Trump-Xi meeting ends and attention shifts. Our people are at risk of miscarriage of justice. If Lam truly wants to restore our trust, she just needs to meet our three humble demands:

1.Release of peaceful protesters;

2.Independent investigation into police brutality;

3.Complete withdrawal of the bill.

Sadly, she won’t listen to us. We now need your support: get our voices heard at your governments and consulates; let freedom prevail at the upcoming G20 summit and beyond. We can be saved, if you act now.

Yours truly,

Hong Kong Citizens, Vanguards of Freedom

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