So, basically, protests have been going on for the past few days.
University students and secondary school students have been boycotting school for a week because we are dissatisfied with the government’s version of democracy for 2017.
The Central government has promised us democracy for decades, but now they are going back on their promise and declaring that the candidates for the 2017 election will all be hand-picked by them. Well, they didn’t say that outright but that’s what they mean.
So it caused an outrage and us students went on strike.
Then, on Friday night, a group of students on strike rushed into Civic Square to reclaim it. It was originally a space near the government building intended for citizens to use, but the government built up a 3 metre tall fence around it because they are scared of us citizens and our protests.
The police immediately got violent and surrounded them, carrying them out forcibly and using pepper spray despite the fact that they were mere teenagers (young adults at most) with no weapons in their hands.
But that was not all.
This morning, at about 1 am, Benny Tai announced that the pro-democracy Occupy Central movement would start.
The government declared that this was illegal but that did not stop thousands of citizens from participating and joining the peaceful protests in Central, Admiralty and Wan Chai.
It was fine at first. But the police are now increasingly agitated and are attacking people using tear gas, pepper spray, beating them, and even threatening to shoot.
Hong Kong is really messed up right now and I’m almost in tears because of it. Please let the word get out. The world needs to know that this is not okay. We will not stand for it.
Oh and whoever you know will (hopefully) be safe as long as they don’t go to the protests. Don’t worry for now ^^