Grey’s Anatomy: It’s the End of the World
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I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.
You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.
Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.
A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.
On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.
So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.
As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.
Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.
First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.
Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.
You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.
Please read this to know what exactly is happening in Hong Kong.
I’m a Hong Kongese and as you can see on the photo, there are 2 groups of people. The ones who put up their hands are students and the ones with shields are policemen. We Hong Kongese are protesting about the system of ‘universal suffrage’ of the Chief Executive in 2017 since the system is unfair and actually not even can be called something similar as ‘universal suffrage’. If you wanna know more about the system, please check online as I won’t explain much since it’s not the main point of this post.
Students in Hong Kong were protesting in a peaceful way for a week, some by class boycotting, some by occupying the area outside the Chief Executive’s office. Last night (26/9), the leader of the students announced that they would occupy the area inside the Chief Executive’s office. The policemen took their orders and ‘stopped’ the students from rushing into the office. During the incidents, the policemen used shields, police truncheon and pepper sprays to stop the students, who basically were bare hands. Many students were arrested and hurt eventually, in the protesters there were also some elder people and they were hurt as well. Until now, an abundance of students are still protesting, waiting for an explanation from Chief Executive outside the office.
First, I had to admit that rushing into the office area and occupying it is such an impulsive action. It gives an excuse for the police to take action. HOWEVER, IS IT NECESSARY FOR THEM TO USE WEAPONS LIKE SHIELDS? They hurt many students while the students were peaceful all along until that very moment. Besides, the students and other protesters had nothing, NOTHING, harmful in their hands that can actually to injure anyone. Does it even make sense? Adults using strong weapons to cope with weak students who only want to fight for the future? Since when fighting for choices, giving opinions, protesting with correct ideas and speaking out our minds are counted as ‘disrupting social order’? It’s absolutely unreasonable I’m very positive about this.
Now I think we clearly see that we are slowly losing our freedom of speech and freedom of protest in Hong Kong right now. This is extremely crazy to say but, stories like 1984 or Hunger Games will happen sooner or later if we don’t keep on to strive for what we want. We are now fighting for our future generations. The revolution will begin sooner or later. The revolution is in our minds.
Please reblog, if you have read it, thank you a lot.