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2013.09.30 @ Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok
Thank you Tumblrians.
Last night I posted this pic. I can’t believe there’re over 6000 likes/reblogs, from Tumblrians all over the world. Sure, not everyone agreed or understood the meaning behind it, but it doesn’t matter. If the old lady gave you a little glimmer of hope, then it already achieved its purpose.
I posted the same pic on Instagram. Within minutes two people started arguing. The details of which I won’t go into, but essentially, her argument was:
Before the handover, Hong Kong couldn’t elect their own Governor anyway! He was chosen by the British government! Why are you people complaining now? Stop causing trouble!
The answer could be as simple as - because it was promised to the people.
But of course, life is complicated. I cannot speak for everyone in Hong Kong, but in the years since the handover, we have seen some of our basic human rights slowly eroded away.
We ARE NOT SEEKING INDEPENDENCE. I think this is an important point since some people assume protest = revolution = independence. We’re simply asking for our voice to be heard.
We want to express our views freely.
- We don’t want to live behind the Great Firewall of China where sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram are blocked.
- We want our children to read about the truth in textbooks, not state sanctioned propaganda.
- We want to preserve our language - Cantonese.
- We want our journalists to report without fear of persecution.
- We want the rule of law - that corrupt officials be prosecuted, not ignored.
The views above are mine, if you do not agree - you can express your view but I won’t get into an argument with anyone. That will be in opposition of why all those people are on the streets right now.
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