Thousands of protestors singing “Do You Hear The People Sing” in a Hong Kong international airport. This is part of a 3-day sit-in and is only one example of the many marches, rallies, and sit-ins that are occurring daily.
The people of Hong Kong are fighting. Please do not let their voices go unheard around the world.
Hong Kong’s huge protests, explained by Vox.
Just in case someone wonders what they’re protesting against.
Just FYI, China is rolling military vehicles to the border, on day two of the airport lockdown. Aug 13
in a move everyone could see coming as far back as 1997, word on the street is China is gearing up to deploy the PLA to Hong Kong
I’m pretty sure they already have. Some of those riot cops don’t match their badge numbers. For example, some protesters claim a male officer was wearing a badge that was assigned to a female HK cop. My guess is the overly-aggressive police are PLA in disguise.
Hong Kong on some next level shit, no-selling tear gas canisters.
Teamwork makes the dream work babes!!
We need your help.
I guess I will be taken to prison by Chinese government one day, because of this art I drew, or the things I said.
I am from Hong Kong. As you may not know, this is a special administration region of China. We (still) have our own legal system, and freedom of speech, that’s why I can access to everywhere in the internet without censorship (I get ask a lot).
Recently, over a million of people are protesting against the Extradition Law. It was an extremely-almost-impossible fight and many students are injured horribly by the police force. I WAS THERE.
If the extradition law is passed, which means that China can “took” anyone from Hong Kong back to China as “prisoners”. Oh you don’t wanna know what China will do to those innocent people …
The government is forcing the law on us. We couldn’t do this on our own. We need more attention from other countries. Please spread this message out.
Happening right now in Hong Kong – the police is firing rubber bullets and using batons, pepper spray, tear gas and water cannons on peaceful protesters who took the streets to protest against the passing of a controversial law which would allow China to extradite people.
Protesters set up camps, gave out snacks and surgical masks before all of this started. Tanks are apparenrly out in the streets as well and people are being hurt as I write this, but they are not backing down.
Most of the protesters are young people, university students, even high schoolers.
The police are now stopping ambulances trying to help the injured and are taking people out of the ambulances and arresting them insteading of letting them get the help they need. This could cost people their lives, their vision (they aimed the rubber bullets in the heads of the protesters), etc. It’s like those police officers forgot what their jobs actually are and lost their humanity in the process.
The man covered in blood and lying on the floor in one of the photos above is a journalist and the police shot him in the head! The protesters moved to let the ambulance pass through and directed them to the man and let them pass to the hospital freely, clapping at the ambulance workers all the while. The man has since lost consciousness and his condition is reported as being serious.
Meanwhile, the police had since blocked other ambulance vehicles from passing through and arrested the injured.
A video of the journalist being shot was captured and is currently spreading on social media – in it, you can see that the man was just standing there and didn’t do anything to warrant being shot whatsoever.
More tear gas and rubber bullets have been released on the protesters, who are risking their lives to fight for their freedoms and refuse to back down! If you are in Hong Kong right now, you have my heart, please stay safe.