This weekend in Hong Kong the marching continued ending in rioting, people getting shot, tear gas being dispensed, and police had to use a water cannon to subdue the rowdy crowds.
The riots began on Friday and forced city metro services to shut down. Protesters came out in droves on Sunday, numbers where in the tens of thousands. The protest fulled from the mask ban, and the fact police are now using live bullets.
Rioters smashed glass windows and doors to enter local government offices in the area of Cheung She Wan, a masked man hijacked an excavator and attempted to dig up the road in Wan Chai. A taxi driver who supposedly drove his cab into the crowd injuring one protester, was taken out of his car and beaten in Sham Shui Po.
The protests have been going on for 16 weeks now and the youth of China are fighting for what they believe is right. Amanda Au, 15 had this to say after Lam spoke out; “This forum is just a political stunt, because our demands have always been clear but she has never listened to us.”
Hazel Chan, 18 said “I’m not sure how many more chances we’ll get to fight for freedom. I don’t think it’ll have a big impact on the government’s stance but I hope we gain international attention and show the world we won’t get used to this evil law.”
Check out the two videos as Carrie Lam the Chief Executive of Hong Kong speaks out about the protests and see the destruction that went down on Sunday.
(All Images Courtesy Of Google Images, Video Courtesy Of YouTube, Source BBC)