“Today Hong Kong is the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement in support of the tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters who took to the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday.

“Today Hong Kong is the land of the free and the home of the brave. The Chinese Communist Party fears these marchers because these men and women refuse to be intimidated by an oppressive government. The United States must stand with Hong Kong.”