1 July Rally 2013

I didn’t want to write about it because so many people have written about it.

I was there, expecting something to happen, but nothing did – all I had was disappointment. If only the Occupy Central organisers could have mobalised the people on that day to occupy the Hong Kong Island from Central all the way to Causeway Bay and force the HKSAR government and China to action. How easy was it when you’ve got over 400,000+ people already on the street? Why wait another year and limit the number of participants to 10,000 people?

Favourite photos from the march:

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Some international news:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-01/hong-kong-protesters-start-march-as-strong-storm-signal-hoisted.html

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130702171955

http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/357727/hong-kong-sets-anti-china-rally
(I like the title of this article)

http://news.sky.com/story/1110117/hong-kong-protesters-march-for-democracy

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/01/thousands-march-hong-kong-democratic-reforms

http://hongwrong.com/july-1st-2013-roundup/

Quiet enough of reports, don’t you think? I won’t bombarded you with more.

A little question for you: How many people do you think participated in this rally?

The police said at peak there were 66,000

Organiser of the rally said 430,000
(don’t ask me why a demonstration needs organiser, this shows how politically immature the people of HK are… I love my home, but HK folks really need to rethink about what people’s power is and what we are capable of as citizen of Hong Kong  instead of hiding behind the big organisations and public figures and become their chess)

This video by The House News is pretty helpful:

The number of participants isn’t really that important – if people only follow the “designed route” (every single one of the police is placed there) and go home afterwards it achieves absolutely nothing. If the people of Hong Kong can stop being cowards and simply stand in the middle of the city on a random day a random time, the government (both HKSAR and China) will have to surrender or send tanks over to town. People’s power can be peaceful but more effective, the first thing is to have the guts to stand up and stop worrying about “breaking the law” – the police  have forgotten the fact that it has always been the people who pay their salary, and they should stand by the people when the government is suppressing the people because they are “the people” too.

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