BEIJING – The United States may not see Edward Snowden, who made the ‘US spying scandal’ public, as a national hero but Chinese certainly do.
NDJ World | Published: Jun 15 2013 Asia→World News
Hundreds of them took to the streets in Hong Kong Saturday morning voicing their support for Snowden, according to South China Morning Post.
Snowden is hiding out in Hong Kong and demonstrators want to prevent that the government will extradite him to the United States.
The gathering was peaceful. Local police said there were about 300 participants but the organizers of the protest said there were 900 demonstrators.
Edward Snowden made public knowledge of the United States’ NSA making using of a software (PRISM) that tracks citizens cell phone and internet information in large quantities.
Snowden checked out from his hotel in Hong Kong on Monday. He gave an interview with South China Morning Post on Tuesday. Since then his whereabouts are unknown.
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