It was at first a bit of shocker to see that my own country descended into such chaos. Most of the time, these things are a far away news even with 2011’s London Riot. However, this is the very first time I’ve actually seen this happen right in my backyward — so to speak.
These pictures are taken by me two hours ago. The police have agreed to leave for now and the protesters have sat in for the long haul.
Just look at the numbers. And then look at how organized they are.
I have very, very little comments about the actual protests itself, but I am superbly proud about how organized and peaceful the protest have been. There are supplies tent including water, pocari sweat, food, and cooling pads (wow), and first aid stations in order to aid the protesters in need.
The protesters have also barricaded pathways for people to leave and also to enter the protest without much of a fuss and kept most major walkpaths cleared despite of the number of people.
On top of that, there are also groups of volunteers that are very slowly working through the crowd to make sure everyone there are hydrated and cooled with cooling pads in this terribly humid and hot weather.
All in all, I have never been prouder to be a Hong Kong-er. Go guys! Fight for Democracy!!
PS: If you are confused about the situation in HK, feel free to send me an ask or two for some clarification. I totally don’t mind shedding some light to the background of this riot