Hong Kong, the only Chinese populated region in China that was spared the communist rule thanks to the British, has begun fighting back the mainland communist government that was slowly but steadily creeping their way into Hong Kong’s politics in recent times. Somehow they have proved themselves to be the most polite anti-government protestors in the world. Civilians now run the streets but there’s yet to be any smashed cars, broken-into shops, or any form of violent confrontation except for the ones initiated by the police who were taking “safety measures” as they like to put it. In fact, people are picking up litter/cleaning the streets as they go along, setting up food and first aid stands for the protestors, putting up apology slips for owners of any damaged objects, and one kid allegedly sheltered a police in the rain with his umbrella while he wore a rain coat.
destroying property and general lawlessness during times of protest/riot is as american as apple pie. whats the point of protesting (or celebrating your local sports teams championship) if you can’t loot and break the windows of local business?
Hahhah, I saw the pic with the guy holding an umbrella for a cop from one of my friends. They’ve been nothing but classy here so far. Virtually no damage and certainly no violence. They’re even making sure to recycle. Hell, I had to hit up Causeway Bay today, and everything was perfectly civil.
I rarely post, but I’ll do it to support this. Here’s some awesome footage someone got of the protesters via drone. Keep in mind this was just one location out of several where people were protesting.
But sadly the mainland seems intent on using “Beijing tactics” to get try and sort people out, i.e. bullshit thuggery.
BREAKING: at 4pm, a group anti-occupy people seen wearing blue ribbon started instigating conflicts in Causeway bay. A female student was pushed to the ground and when she was helped by a female police officer, voices among the crowd screamed out sexist comments; one of them is ‘you should expect sexual harassment should you choose to be a protesters’.
In Mong Kok, blue ribbon anti occupy group also started instigating conflicts with the protesters. They not only destroyed the tents and slogans, but also chasing after the protesters with physical threat. The police separated the two groups 10 minutes after what happened. One of the blue ribbon anti occupy people was allowed passage through and screamed, ‘the protesters will be responsible for any bloody incident should they choose to stay!’.
Happened to be there on monday and it looked nothing like european/US riots. Everything was so calm.
Too bad all public transports like mrt or buses to central were closed and this kinda ruined my day and had me leave for the airport way to soon.