|Tens of thousands showed their displeasure at the government on Sunday|
The media was expecting a few thousand people to show up on Sunday afternoon to protest the Hong Kong government's rejection of Hong Kong Television Network's free-to-air license application. But in the end there were tens of thousands, with police saying the turnout peaked at 36,000.The protesters dressed in black to illustrate what they saw as the darkest weeks for the city's media industry. Not only were they protesting the government's decision, but also calling for the preservation of Hong Kong's core values.
Actor Frankie Lam Man-lung of HKTV said the commerce secretary owed the public an explanation.
"Tell me why we were disqualified. Let us work harder to improve. I just want to do my job properly. I do now want to know that I failed without a reason," Lam said teary-eyed. "I do not know whether there is still hope in Hong kong, and if there is any need to work hard any more."