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How the triads and police were together on 3 Oct

The CY Leung regime called the triads in to attack peaceful protesters in Mongkok on 3 Oct, and police colluded with them, shirking their responsibility of protecting the safety of protesters.

The triad gangs set to work on 3 Oct:

A woman recalled what she saw on 3 Oct. She was upset that many were injured and police did nothing. “Whether you are pro or against occupy-central, I don’t care. Using violence is simply not right.” She said. “The people were injured, and just ignored.”

If you have not read a previous post about another witness account of what happened , please click here.

A student asked help from police, who made no response:

Police hit the one taking this video with baton:

A group of women was arranged to go to a police station and given blue ribbons inside the police station. Blue ribbon is the symbol of anti – occupy central movement.

If people want to understand why there is umbrella revolution in Hong Kong, look no further than this. In Hong Kong, even the police has lost its neutrality and credibility, being a political tool only, at the disposal of the government/Beijing. What is equally ugly is that CY Leung and Beijing called in the triads to silence the massive protests in Hong Kong, which however is nothing new in communist China’s history. Those familiar with the history would tell you that this tactic of asking the triads for help is often deployed by the communist regime to stir internal fight so that people fight against people, with the ultimate goal of smearing and elimination of the dissidents.

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The song of Umbrella Movement

A group of Hong Kong artists sings this song (in Chinese) to pay tribute to the city’s umbrella movement. A very touching song, which was first sung in last night’s rally against violence, referring to the attack by thugs on peaceful protesters last Friday in Mongkok.

How the song was sung in the rally:

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How HK police colluded with triads

Triad gangs wearing masks to hide their faces attack peaceful protesters in Mongkok yesterday, with police standing idle refusing to interfere.

A friend’s relative passed by when the attacks happened and gave this witness account:

I was in Mongkok this evening and saw with my own eyes some young students were surrounded, intimidated and attacked by a group of men who really looked like triads. Some policemen saw what happened but did nothing. In fact I may go as far as to say the police was pleased to see
the students being challenged by these group of men.
It’s like watching a local triad film.
I think it’s too dangerous for these young people now and they should go home.
Perhaps I shouldn’t have said that about the police, but that was what I witnessed tonight.

A police chief explained that it took the police one hour to arrive at the scene because the protesters blocked the roads and so police had to take MTR from Admiralty to Mongkok. The fact is it takes15 mins travelling from Admiralty to Mongkok, or a better question is: why must the police be deployed from Admiralty to Mongkok?

In fact, evidence is plentiful that the triads were called across the border from China to hit the protesters. With police standing by and doing nothing, confrontation is bound to happen and the tactics of CY Leung and Beijng is clear. Just wait out and watch the people fighting against each other, like what has happened in the history of Communist China. Internal fight and fight and fight. And those at the top and orchestrating the fights just watch with a smirk.

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Inspiring sights at protest site

Yesterday, I was back to the protest site at Government Headquarters, the epicenter of the pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, now called umbrella revolution, or occupy central movement. Where the police once stood and used pepper spray and tear gas to stop people from entering the protest site, the protesters now stand or sit. The area is still the most inspiring of all the areas occupied by Hong Kong’s pro-democracy 4 (1) photo 3 (2) photo 2 (1) photo 1 (1)

A group of students paint their wishes for democracy and their dream on umbrella.

Another group of students turned the partition for a construction site, just opposite the Central Government Offices, into a democracy wall, inviting people to write their wishes on paper and put up on the wall. The initiative was organized by high school students. A girl in uniform called on the passers-by to join using a loud 3 (3) photo 2 (2) photo 1 (2)

At the turnabout, is an art piece of (5)

The civic square at the Government Headquarters, originally open to the public, has been surrounded by a high fence, with police guarding behind the fence. It is a testament to the fear of the CY Leung government and to how much aloof it is from its people.  On the other hand, the banners and the yellow ribbons tied to the fence just show how much people hate all this. They want their civic square, and their right to choose their leader. photo 1 (3)

Open the gate, the banner says.
Open the gate, the banner says.
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A day near the epicenter of democracy protest (part 2)

Slogans showing the determination of the student protesters were plastered everywhere in the protest site surrounding the Government Headquarters.

I resist so I exist
The slogan says “I resist therefore I exist”
"Democracy" inscribed on the ground
“Democracy” inscribed on the ground
An old man carries these slogans
An old man carries these slogans

Some were tired and slept on the (21)

The items donated by the Hong Kong people to support the democracy movement were plentiful.

"Power to the people" it says.
“Power to the people” it says.
Items donated by Hongkongers pile up
Items donated by Hongkongers pile up

They were mainly water, masks, biscuit, bread, banana, raincoat, and kitchen wrapping paper (for protection against pepper spray).   There are a number of stalls set up to provide such items across the whole protest site.

From time to time, the students walked around distributing wet towels (for protection against pepper spray and tear gas), water, raincoat, food and even umbrella to all those present at the protest site.

The police did not allow people to enter the protest site from noon yesterday, and blocked the way to Tamar Park from Admiralty Station, the main and only way to the protest site. As more and more people wanted to come to the protest site and they were blocked the access, they had to stand at the opposite side, across the Harcourt Road. People were many many, eager to join people at the other side. Only that the heavily armed riot police stood in between.

Then, the people at the opposite side became so many and so frustrated with the police not allowing them access, they started to venture out into Harcourt Road and all of a sudden, I was told they were everywhere in Harcourt Road. I tried to find a high point to look and when I did, that was an amazing sight – the whole section of the road teeming with people, some waiving at us. photo (18)

Harcourt Road teeming with protesters after police denying them access to the protest site
Harcourt Road teeming with protesters after police denying them access to the protest site

It was an emotional and triumphant moment – for people at the protest site, this was a sign that we all stood together. Yet, the police, occupying a narrow space in between and heavily armed, refused to let people from the two sides join. At the end, they fired tear gas, one after one, one after one, to disperse protesters turning up in a growing number.

But every time the protesters dispersed, they came back again to the spot. Again, police had to fire tear gas. And the crowd dispersed, but then gathered again quickly. That is how determined the Hong Kong people were.

CY Leung government has sent riot police to quash the protesters, including using pepper spray and tear gas, holding guns and flashing signs saying that they will fire if the crowd charges. The signal is clear: you protesters are rioters. If not, why were riot police deployed and was tear gas used? The protesters have been peaceful, with many of them students. Just look at this photo. Why riot police?

Students sit quietly in raincoat in front of the police wearing helmets
Students sit quietly in raincoat or with umbrella in front of the police wearing helmets