Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Event & Opinions: Occupy Central Day 4 @ Causeway Bay


Hennessy Road
Image from Locky's English Playground
A very quiet 1st October, an afternoon on Hennessy Road on the National Day was exactly what the photo above showed. Traffic has never been smoother. I went to buy a board game nearby and then took a chance to visit Causeway Bay.


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I arrived just the right time to witness District councillor Paul Zimmerman, a former Civic Party member, raising a yellow umbrella yet again while giving a speech of support to the students.

Daring councillor at the 1st Oct flag-raising ceremony
Image from todayonline
Didn't get to hear much from that as I arrived pretty late, but his yellow umbrella spoke louder than his words.

What Causeway Bay looked like that morning
Image from Locky's English Playground
Sign post, post signs
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Papers of wishes and will
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Demonstrators sat peacefully while attending free lectures
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BBC News article Things that could only happen in a Hong Kong protest is a really good piece of reading, but if you want to understand it fully, your physical presence is the only way.

A volunteer held a large paper requesting for speakers on the floor
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Panorama outside Sogo
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Vertical Panorama outside Sogo
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Speaker from the floor
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Umbrella means peace, defend and protect
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Mainland Chinese tourist father and son experiencing what's left of Hong Kong's freedom
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Even tourists from mainland China are enjoying themselves! What a surprise! Or maybe it is not surprising at all, because what is left of Hong Kong's freedom is probably far greater than anything they have experienced.

Wishes and words of encouragement
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Audrey Eu speaking to the demonstrators
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The question is, should we be satisfied with the freedom we still have while ignoring the fact that all these will soon disappear, or stand up to protect it before it is too late?

If you are the latter, you are a visioneer!


Vocabulary:
visioneer -- (n)[C] a person who can foresee and understand what is to come and decides to create visions for people who are unaware of the forthcoming change / situation. 


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

Event & Opinions: Occupy Central Day 2 @ Admiralty @Locky's English Playground
http://lockyep.blogspot.hk/2014/10/event-opinions-occupy-central-day-2.html

Audrey Eu @Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audrey_Eu

Occupy Central with Love and Peace @Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_Central_with_Love_and_Peace

市民遭警員揮棍施襲 @Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152479379252872&set=vb.269056797871&type=2&theater

HK leader opts to wait out protesters as numbers grow +TODAYonline
http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/hk-leader-opts-wait-out-protesters-numbers-grow


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