Hong Kong Police Force arrested 289 citizens, attacked a 12-year-old girl, and abused a young man, possibly a teenager yesterday for peaceful demonstration against postponing the election of Legistlative Council and promulgation of National Security Law.
The government of Special Administrative Region announced to postpone the election of the 7th term of LegCo for a year at the excuse of pandemic. Though it government vowed to avoid the crowds for containing the spread of COVID-19 virus (or Chinese Communist Party virus), the government still organizes large-scale exhibition events, making the citizens stand out to protect their rights.
But the expected “demonstration” was far from real one as both the police force and the government of Special Administrative Region vowed on Saturday to “crackdown” it on Sunday, the date that was scheduled for the citizens to cast their votes. In response, angry citizens called for “shopping on Sunday” as it was only “legal” way to protest against tyranny.
For the dictators in Beijing and their proxies in Hong Kong, however, going shopping in the world’s biggest shopping center was enough to be charged with various crimes including rioting, assaulting police officers, and attending illegal assembly.
For the journalists and first aids who were patrolling on the street at Mong Kok, one of the most densely populated shopping centers in the world, they found out on Sunday that both streets and highways were mostly deserted and the only assembly there was well-equipped policemen, not protesters.
Gangs of riot police walked on the street, some were looking around and others were intimidating the passers-by whenever they felt like to. Thus 289 citizens, including those who were on their way home from their office, were arrested with violence. The commanders strolled at the center of the highways if they were “Kings of the Mong Kok” … Where were the protesters?
Since the enactment of the National Security Law, one can hardly distinguish protesters from citizens. Everyone on the spot might be a protester or a citizen who happened to be there for private business. The Hongkongers, young and old, families and friends, swarmed to the shopping malls on Sunday. Many would purchase some commodities from local shops and carefully keep the receipt for the policemen’s illegal arrests and searches.
The “Kings of Mong Kok“, hardly knowing what to do or what should do, randomly attacked the onlookers or passers-by like desperate sour losers ventilating their frustration or intimidating the armless peaceful citizens when some grandpas and grandmas poured out all kinds of curses and dirty words to the police, as well as the incumbent government. Hongkongers are playing “water tactics”—they are protesting a tyranny in waves of crowds. Thousands of citizens flooded to a certain place at a certain moment. They showed up there and walked around and their presence had already terrified the dictators and their running dogs. Some may hold a slogan or a piece of blank paper, but most of them would not. They knew that their presence was enough to fulfill a protest movement.
Hong Kong now does not allow any civilized protest, but Hongkongers can easily outwit the dictators—this is the power of civilization.
In the afternoon, a 12-year-old girl was walking on the street with her brother after purchasing color pens. Unfortunately, she fell into a miserable prey of the best-like policemen. When policemen approached to her, the scary girl started to run. Suddenly, a squad of riot police pinned her to the ground and knelled on her. The police brutality was videotaped, circulated widely in the internet, but both police force and the SAR government “condemned” the “illegal assembly” and blamed the girl for attempting to run away.
Another eye-catching ugly scene was 6 plain-cloth policemen abusing a young man, possibly teenager, by dragging him on the ground across the street! Again, the HKPF showed their true color—mafia terrorists. The more the SAR government and the police force have tried to crack down the protest movement, the more ridiculous and stupid they impress the world; the more maniac the tyrannies are, the closer they will be to their termination.
But Hongkongers are still a police state. Tam Tak-chi, leader of People Power, was arrested at home for “publishing seditious words against the SAR government”, the very government turns an international financial center into a police state within months.
Hongkongers are fighting for freedom. They are calling for the unity of the world to resist the tyranny, as they know the Hong Kong today will be the world tomorrow.