Monday, 17 October 2011

Occupy Hong Kong Continues

After work I went to my gym and on the way I usually pass through the HSBC headquarters.

And there was a small group of about 50 people, mostly in their 20s and 30s with signs that read, "Down with MPF [mandatory provident fund]" and "class war".

They are the ones left over from the Occupy Central event that happened on Saturday afternoon when about 500 people went to Exchange Square in Central to protest various things including the widening income gap and how developers are profiting from people trying to buy a place to live.

It was one of several movements that was inspired by Occupy Wall Street which since moved to Times Square and spread to other cities in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asian cities like Tokyo.

Yesterday the Hong Kong protestors moved from Exchange Square to the HSBC building and police swarmed the area even though the place was mostly occupied by Filippina maids on their day off.

Nevertheless the police continued watching over the protestors tonight who even lugged a couch to the open area, set up several tents and had a generator going to voice their grievances to the public.

While what they're doing is admirable, it probably won't be long before the bank will get the protestors to move their brigade elsewhere.

1 comment:

  1. i think once they have made their point these protesters should disband and get back to work or to seek employment. otherwise they are no different from hooligans.