Mid-Autumn Festival lantern protests to light up Hong Kong
Hong Kong activists will combine anti-government protests with lantern celebrati...Felix Tam 3 Min Read HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong activists will combine anti-government protests with lantern celebrations marking the Mid-Autumn Festival this weekend after a brief lull in sometimes violent demonstrations which have rocked the Chinese-ruled city since June. FILE PHOTO: Residents light candles and play with glow sticks as they celebrate Mid-Autumn or Lantern Festival at a park in Hong Kong, China October 4, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip The protests include another in a series of “stress tests” of the airport, which in recent weeks have seen approach roads blocked, street fires started and the trashing of a nearby MTR subway station. Protesters also jammed the airport arrivals hall last month, leading to canceled or delayed flights and clashes with police. The Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest celebration throughout the Chinese-speaking world and in East and Southeast Asia. It is celebrated with mooncakes, gazing at the full moon and colorful lantern displays and falls on Friday this year. Protesters plan a series of lantern-carrying human chains and sit-ins at MTR shopping malls and on the city’s scenic Victoria Peak, popular with mainland tour groups, and on Lion Rock, separating the New Territories from the Kowloon peninsula. There were brief scuffles, pushing and hair pulling, between pro-Beijing and anti-Hong Kong government supporters in the mall of the IFC, a prominent skyscraper on the newly reclaimed Central waterfront. Some top-brand stores were closed. Police denied the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF) permission for a mass downtown march on Sunday. “In previous marches applied for by CHRF, participants, reporters and police suffered serious injuries,” police said in their refusal letter to the group. “Some protesters acted violently and blocked the main road and even used petrol bombs, bricks and iron bars to damage public facilities and social peace.” The group has appealed. Police have responded to violence with tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, water cannon and baton charges, prompting complaints of excessive force. Protesters also plan to gather outside the British consulate on Sunday to make sure China honors the Sino-British Joint Declaration which was signed in 1984, laying out the former British colony’s future. China says Hong Kong is now its internal affair. Britain says it has a legal responsibility to ensure China abides by its obligations under the Joint Declaration. Hong Kong returned to China in 1997 under a “one country, two systems” formula that guarantees freedoms not enjoyed on the mainland, including an independent legal system. The current unrest was originally prompted by anger over planned legislation to allow extraditions to China, but has broadened into calls for democracy and for Communist rulers in Beijing to leave the city alone. China denies meddling and has accused the United States, Britain and others of fomenting the unrest. Additional reporting by Twinnie Siu; Writing by Nick Macfie; Editing by Michael Perry Our Standards: Read more: Reuters Top News
The revolution of our times However, HK isn’t safe anymore. Gangsters s beat up our kids in the street without consequence. HongKongProtesters are in danger. Not only lost of freedom of speech/assembly, our life are also threatened. We need the help from oversea🙏🏻LiberateHongKong FreedomHK chinazi
On this special day, we wont forget our bros and sis who were arrested. Some of them are facing unlawful assault in sunukling detention ctr. freehongkong hkpolicebrutality Hong Konger didn’t stop protest even there was Mid-Autumn Festival. We don’t want Hong Kong become China . Please LiberateHongKong ,We will ResistBeijing and Chinazi Redthugs. StandWithHongKong SOSHK
HK special mid-autumn !!!! FightForFreedom StandWithHongKong Thank you for posting our mid-autumn festival protests. We will not stop until we have real autonomy and five demands are satisfied Our fight is not over. Please StandwithHK . Beautiful HK Happy mid autumn festival StandwithHK This year is a difficult year for most Hong Kong people, hope the darkness quickly go over , and brighten quickly come. HongKongProtests StandwithHK HKHumanRightsandDemocracyAct FiveDemandsNoOneLess
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Full moon to us represent stay together with yr family. This mid Autumn festival we, Hong Konger will be together , with one reason, fight for HK! For our freedom and democary!! StandwithHK StephenMcDonell This year's mood is different. Celebrating the festival in midst of white terror.... Sigh HKHumanRightsandDemocracyAct GloryToHongKong SanUkLing
When the day comes, everyone would eat moon cakes and playing with lantern without fearing to be beaten by thugs, just like we did in those days. Mid-Autumn Festival is supposed to be a holiday for families to gather. However, the brutality of CCP and HK government caused thousands of families to have an unhappy Festival, some cannot even see their family members. SOSHK FreedomHK
Time to show some HK spirit🥰 HongKongers StandwithHK I like the one with lighkpig! We eat mooncake in Mid-autumn festival, and mooncake is about a revolution in history, like what we did now in Hong Kong. We will never give up, until the justice and freedom come. HKHumanRightsandDemocracyAct HongKongWay
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MTR must give the CCTV footage!!! Highly doubt about what happened inside the station, 3 were probably killed by the police. They keep denying it but the evidence is clear. HKers like this festival so much; however, I dont think they are in good mood enjoying the festival, given the Chao arising from Hongkong Gov and PoliceBrutality . Decision to restoring peace is all up to CCP & HK Gov. HKHumanRightsandDemocracyAct HKPoliceTerrorism
Feel free to make one if you’re interested. We would like to share the HK culture with others countries. Thank you for all the support from the world, your support make us believe we are not alone in fighting for democracy, freedom, human right and justices. HongKongProtest light up Lion Rock again HongKong FreeHK 5DemandsNot1Less FightForFreedom StandWithHongKong
midautumnfestival to every HongKongProtester and also Reuters. Fingers crossed, and we hope to passHKHumanRightsDemocracyAct These lanterns are amazing!!❤❤ My home My lovely Hong Kong❤️❤️ Thank you for staying with us. Happy Mid-Autumn Festival StandWithHongKong midautumnfestival Please have a look on our lantern
We will not stop until all demands are properly responded. We will not let them bury the truth. Please stand with us.🇭🇰 StandwithHK chinazism
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