Porn sites in Hong Kong temporarily shut down on Wednesday (June 12) to encourage users to go out and join huge protests in the city.

Entering their second week of action, protesters are calling for the withdrawal of a controversial law that would make it easier to extradite people to China. Under the proposed bill, those accused of crimes punishable by a minimum of seven years in prison could be extradited, but critics worry the law will be misused in order to get rid of China’s political opponents.

On Tuesday evening, adult sites AV01 and ThisAV showed their support of protests by publishing messages on their homepages urging users to go out and join the demonstrations. ThisAV called on people to attend the “life and death” protests instead of “playing” on the internet, while AV01 wrote: “The government has failed you, the system has failed you, the society has failed you, do you want to fail yourself?”

As well as porn sites shutting down, over 100 Hong Kong business temporarily closed, allowing workers to join demonstrations.

Source: DAZED

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