Friday, 3 October 2014

Event & Opinions: Occupy Central Day 2 @ Admiralty


Cross harbour tunnel has never been smoother
Image from Locky's English Playground
I have been more active on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ these days, as live reporting spreads faster and wider. Now is time to get back to my blog.

Flooded with people who wanted to contribute
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Day 2 of Occupy Central,  the day after what happened to be peaceful demonstration turned tear gas horror. Knowing that my very own students were smoked,  I decided to step out my classroom half an hour earlier and took MR to Admiralty to support. It is a struggle started by students, now it's time for adults to play their part.

The moment I hoped onto the MTR in Hung Hom, I could already see students carrying large large boxes of bottled water heading to the venue.

When I stepped out of the train, I was immediately surrounded by other black shirts with yellow ribbons. At first, I was slightly worried by the number of people leaving, but that did not mean the up-escalator was not congested.

When I stepped out of the building, this was what I saw,


I thought it was a marvellous view but I was wrong, not until I saw this,

This is not the whole picture
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and then this,

This is no joke
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I was truly amazed by the determination demonstrated by this group of students. It was almost 10pm and there they were, packed together like bees in a hive, extremely crowded, but traffic never looked congested.

Supply station was well-organised
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Demonstrators were highly organised, each having their role, their own way of contributing to the event. Some volunteered to help at various stations, a few spoke of their aims over the speaker system,

Phenomenal!
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some initiated street cleaning, others walked up and down supplying water. At some points, everyone cheered, sang and applauded. All these supportive effort for one another was done in a strictly obedient manner.

For love and peace
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Everyone seemed to know the rules, the code of ethics. No one was talking any chances of giving excuses of any kind for the opposition to ruin the name of event.

Can't see the end of the crowd, thus hope
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They actually kinaesthetically realised "love and peace"!

View from the bridge
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Has Hong Kong ever seen this kind of unity? Yes, but never went so far and so great in terms of scale and mentality,

Act of determination
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and definitely for the first time ever for such huge scale event initiated and dominated by youths and young adults.

Action speaks louder than words
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I was hoping to find some of my secondary school students, but instead, I found a student from my previous learning centre job.
My student's way of contribution
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And there I was, for about an hour, helping her make giveaway yellow ribbons as we discussed the future of Hong Kong and the direction demonstrators are heading.

Atmosphere speaks, "Don't worry,  I got your back!"
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Of course, most are just guesses, but what we know for sure, is that this tear-gas stupidity of the Hong Kong government has permanently scorched memories onto each one of these young people's mind.

And the message has spread across Hong Kong
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And this fight for freedom and democracy shall go very far in many more future generations to come.

Resources:
Event & Opinions: Stunning Images and Videos of Occupy Central @ Hong Kong @Locky's English Playground
http://lockyep.blogspot.hk/2014/09/event-opinions-stunning-images-and.html

Occupy Central @ Admiralty Day 2 +YouTube
http://youtu.be/Mf02JgGeWu8


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