Hong Kong Protesters Thank America with Incredible Thanksgiving Day Display

China is a force to be reckoned with, undoubtedly, but when democracy itself is on the line, upsetting the Red Giant is a risk that we must take.

In the case of Hong Kong, where protesters have been taking to the streets for weeks to combat Beijing’s constant encroaching on their freedoms, there have been no shortage of cries for help from the Americans.  We have spend centuries promoting freedom and the idea of democracy around the world, and Hong Kong’s citizens were concerned that the USA-China trade debacle would have forced America to act timidly in the face of further economic warfare.

But no.  Donald Trump has signed a series of resolutions of support for the people of Hong Kong, and they are now showing their gratitude in a heartfelt Thanksgiving rally.

Thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong staged a “Thanksgiving” rally on Thursday evening in response to President Donald Trump signing two bills in support of the city’s pro-democracy movement.

Demonstrators took to the streets shortly after the president signed the legislation. Some draped themselves in U.S. flags and expressed gratitude for the administration’s support.

“The rationale for us having this rally is to show our gratitude and thank the U.S Congress and also President Trump for passing the bill,” student Sunny Cheung, 23, told Reuters. “We are really grateful about that and we really appreciate the effort made by Americans who support Hong Kong, who stand with Hong Kong, who do not choose to side with Beijing.”

Footage from Hong Kong speaks for itself.

Let freedom ring, friends, and stay safe.