Via the ferry, Lisa took Zora to Hong Kong yesterday for a doctor’s visit. She ran into the protests. The protests were entirely peaceful. Lisa said it was easy to get around Hong Kong despite the huge crowds. The Chinese hate chaos. So, it is not all surprising that one could witness a huge protest that was not disruptive.
The protests were prompted by the mainland’s decision to limit candidates in the 2017 elections in HK to those approved in Beijing. Lisa tells me that Instagram doesn’t work now on the mainland, and search engines will not return results for “Occupy Central.” When the Brits gave up HK, you knew this was destined to happen. It will be utterly fascinating to see how the PRC manages this issue.
Here are some photos Lisa sent from Hong Kong: