Worth scanning the comments here for some extraordinary views on the source of the HK protests.
tl;dr the US has created the protests to destabilise China. E.g. The students are funded patsies “who are there for p**** and beer”. OMFG.
To be clear: most international coverage seems very nuanced and has picked up e.g. the new generation of Hong Kong people who don’t have any real alignment with China and can’t see any chance of prosperity in their home town.
A street scene in Causeway Bay last night. Lots of people heading for Sogo junction. Shops: open. Streets: clean. Mood: determined but utterly unthreatening. Police: absent. Cars: sharing the road with pedestrians.
Total respect to all for keeping the lid on understandable anger after the lack of engagement from politicians and the not-quite-nuclear* riot police response less than 24 hours ago. (*nuclear=PLA)
Hong Kong protesters with their arms in the air targeted with tear gas, pepper spray, guns and batons. Riot police 100m from Caroline’s office.
Well done Occupy and students for keeping calm. Not the sensible policing we would expect.
I’m guessing the clearance proper will start when most people are in bed asleep. That way in which it is done will be the catalyst. Who knows what for. It doesn’t seem frightening right now. Maybe it should.
We call it the shambles, but I think HK Magazine might have a winner.
They have had to add barriers and close off an entry to the mall at Hysan Place to accommodate the ersatz Apple store in the streets.
I would have expected this for the first few days, but the craziness seems to be carrying on happily.
So sad this war humour is true.
Struggling to explain how shite the pollution is today. See that spotlight shining down in the middle of the photo? That’s the pollution it’s picking out, not fog or mist or anything else. Yuk.
Very lovely dancing in space. Recommended.
Hong Kongers! We can still snigger, even though it is covered up…
Makes me wonder if the character was wrong as well…