Tear gas, pepper spray, feelings of anger and betrayal, crowds forced to run from riot police… and yet the protests retain that uniquely Hong Kong character.
Reporters and Hong Kong residents have shared their most surreal and charming experiences on the streets.
Sent on behalf of the signatories
“Address the appeal for democracy. Stop the threat of violence.”
– an open appeal to the Government of Chief Executive C.Y. Leung
Starting from yesterday, there were rampant speculations about the HKSAR authorities’ determination to use brutal force to remove protesters appealing for democracy in Hong Kong. Prompted by their concern for the safety of students, a number of academics have issued calls for students to withdraw from the public demonstration to avoid risking their personal safety. We share those academics’ concerns, but would like to stress that the fundamental solution to the current saga should lie with concrete action by the authorities to address the people’s demand.
(Issued on 3.10.2014)
Stop the Violence Or We Call Off the Talks
HKFS, Scholarism and OCLP say that if the government does not immediately prevent the organised attacks on supporters of the Occupy movement, the students will call off dialogue on political reform with the government.
– See more at: http://oclp.hk/index.php?route=occupy/eng_detail&eng_id=38#sthash.LmJIoP5Y.dpuf