Thursday, 11 December 2014

A New Normal

A last look at Admiralty two nights ago...
Just after 9pm tonight, Harcourt Road which was occupied for 75 days was finally cleared for vehicles to go back on it.

I was out all day and didn't get a chance to catch the play-by-play of the removal of the barricades and arrests of over 200 people, including Cantopop star Denise Ho and several pan-Democrat politicians like Martin Lee Chu-ming and Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, Next Media chairman Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, as well as Federation of Students' Alex Chow Yong-kang.

Earlier this evening the area was quickly cleaned up...
So now I see these pictures of the area that used to be a place I, YTSL and some friends hung out almost every weekend is now back to being an overpass.

It's so strange to see it return to what it was before, but sadly in time we will get used to it. However we will always have fond memories of what it was like for over two months.

What's next is the logical question and everyone hopes that occupying the area for 75 days is not in vain. Some protesters were distraught last night, wondering if what they had been doing for 10 weeks was all for nothing.

Vehicles are back on the road again like nothing happened...
It's definitely not. It may seem like the protesters have given up, but really they have voiced their opinions to the Hong Kong government and Beijing.

It really is up to both to engage with Hong Kong people, particularly the young ones who have identified themselves so closely to this movement.

So the ball is still in their court and we await their reply.

If not -- We Will Be Back.

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