|Thousands of people listening intently to the student leaders giving speeches|
Yesterday when announcing she was calling off the talks, she noted there were dwindling numbers of occupiers at the four protest sites.
|Lester Shum on stage with Alex Chow and Joshua Wong|
|A great poster and slogan for our times|
|Just before 11pm, more people descended on Admiralty|
But more importantly she feels the students' ultimatums are too extreme, that the government cannot even concede very much because of what Beijing expects, and this is why Lam called off the talks.
My relative felt the students must know that their demands are near impossible and that they have to back down a bit in order to give the government more wiggle room.
I heard her out, but still feel Lam should have met with the students anyway to give the impression of goodwill and at least hear them out. As a friend said today, politics is about negotiation, and that requires talking and listening.
|An artist sketches democracy portraits|
In the early evening, the civil service department gave a press conference, listing all the inconveniences it has suffered, from not being able to get supplies such as stationary, toner cartridges and water, to appointments being cancelled or rescheduled elsewhere. Oh and they added that consul-generals aren't able to get around by car...