Please read this to know what exactly is happening in Hong Kong.
I’m a Hong Kongese and as you can see on the photo, there are 2 groups of people. The ones who put up their hands are students and the ones with shields are policemen. We Hong Kongese are protesting about the system of ‘universal suffrage’ of the Chief Executive in 2017 since the system is unfair and actually not even can be called something similar as ‘universal suffrage’. If you wanna know more about the system, please check online as I won’t explain much since it’s not the main point of this post.
Students in Hong Kong were protesting in a peaceful way for a week, some by class boycotting, some by occupying the area outside the Chief Executive’s office. Last night (26/9), the leader of the students announced that they would occupy the area inside the Chief Executive’s office. The policemen took their orders and ‘stopped’ the students from rushing into the office. During the incidents, the policemen used shields, police truncheon and pepper sprays to stop the students, who basically were bare hands. Many students were arrested and hurt eventually, in the protesters there were also some elder people and they were hurt as well. Until now, an abundance of students are still protesting, waiting for an explanation from Chief Executive outside the office.
First, I had to admit that rushing into the office area and occupying it is such an impulsive action. It gives an excuse for the police to take action. HOWEVER, IS IT NECESSARY FOR THEM TO USE WEAPONS LIKE SHIELDS? They hurt many students while the students were peaceful all along until that very moment. Besides, the students and other protesters had nothing, NOTHING, harmful in their hands that can actually to injure anyone. Does it even make sense? Adults using strong weapons to cope with weak students who only want to fight for the future? Since when fighting for choices, giving opinions, protesting with correct ideas and speaking out our minds are counted as ‘disrupting social order’? It’s absolutely unreasonable I’m very positive about this.
Now I think we clearly see that we are slowly losing our freedom of speech and freedom of protest in Hong Kong right now. This is extremely crazy to say but, stories like 1984 or Hunger Games will happen sooner or later if we don’t keep on to strive for what we want. We are now fighting for our future generations. The revolution will begin sooner or later. The revolution is in our minds.
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