Lawmaker says flag-waving ‘Grandma Wong,’ feared detained, is reportedly ‘safe’

Alexandra Wong waves the British flag at a demonstration in Hong Kong on June 12. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Alexandra Wong waves the British flag at a demonstration in Hong Kong on June 12. Photo by Vicky Wong.

Alexandra “Grandma” Wong, the 63-year-old Union Jack-flying fixture of Hong Kong’s protest movement who sparked widespread fears after disappearing last month, is reportedly “safe,” a pro-democracy lawmaker has said.

Concerns had swirled online after pro-democracy protesters noted that Wong — who has been active in the city’s protests since the 2014 Umbrella Movement, and present at nearly every demonstration in the current pro-democracy movement — had not been spotted since Aug. 11, when she was was last seen after apparently being knocked over by police at Tai Koo MTR station.

Worries over Wong’s safety were further compounded when it emerged that she lives across the border in Shenzhen, doesn’t have a mobile phone, and had not responded to emails.

【在中國司法黑洞中尋找王婆婆】從2016年起,幾乎在每次示威場合中都見王婆婆,而在公民廣場未准入車前,她每天都會以膠紙在公民廣場的閘口地上貼上不同的抗議字句及圖案,持續超過一年,毅力驚人。王婆婆在反送中運動同樣無役不與,直至8月11…

八鄉朱凱廸 Chu Hoi Dick 发布于 2019年9月10日周二

This evening, pro-democracy lawmaker Eddie Chu posted on Facebook that he had received information from the Security Bureau saying that Wong had been found in mainland China, adding that she was “safe,” but without offering more details.

Chu said he was told the authorities were providing more information to Wong’s relatives, and he has encouraged any members of her family to get in touch with him.

【王鳳瑤婆婆最新消息】收到保安局最新消息,當局已找到王鳳瑤婆婆。她人在大陸,目前「安全」。由於警方成功聯絡到王婆婆的家人,詳情只會向其家人透露。王婆婆家人看到此post,請與我們聯絡,我們會馬上提供協助。前post:在中國司法黑洞裏尋找王婆婆 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2441248052607771&id=201155333283732

八鄉朱凱廸 Chu Hoi Dick 发布于 2019年9月11日周三

Chu had posted on Facebook this morning that he filed a missing persons to Hong Kong police on Aug. 31, but had not heard back from the authorities for two weeks.

He wrote that he also told senior Security Bureau officials about online rumors that she had been held at detention center in Shaoguan, Guangdong province.

In a recent Reuters profile, Wong said she has no children, and it remains unclear which family members police are contacting.


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