I visited Hong Kong (Hong Kong Pro-democracy Protests)

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I’ve seen around Hong Kong and Macau.
I have many purposes visiting Hong Kong like sightseeing, shopping etc.
But first of all, I’ like to write about Hong Kong Pro-democracy Protests.

Now Hong Kong is…

Currently (2014/11/22), I think everything in Hong Kong is normal except very limited exceptions. It is safe. If you don’t anything thoughtless things like violences or breaking something, it is okay.

There is so many photographers, and so many people taking picture with their smartphones. (Sure, I’m one of them.)

About protesting

There is two large demonstrators groups. One is around Mong Kok Station (旺角駅) at Kowloon. Another one is around Admiralty Station. (金鐘駅) Roads at both of them is blocked with a barricade. Mong-Kok is like an shopping street. Admiralty is the distinct of government offices and large banks.

Mong-Kok (旺角)

Barricade

Barricade

Mong-Kok is located at Kowloon area.

Here is an shopping street. There is many visitors and locals.
Cars were blocked by the barricades, but pedestrians can walk into there. Shops were open.

There is some people speeching, but so few demonstrating people. Here is relatively mild.

 Protester's Barricade and Polices

Protester’s Barricade and Polices

Left back side is the Protester’s Barricade, other side is polices and police’s cars. Pedestrians walks at the middle of them.

Police's Cars

Police’s Cars

These cars are towards Protester’s Barricade. Many polices in cars.

Speeching Person

Speeching Person

He was speeching in Chinese language (maybe). Polices listen his speech, but not tense atomosphere.
I didn’t recognize his speech because I didn’t recognize Chinese language.

People of the press climbling roof on Station Building

People of the press climbling roof on Station Building

They probably want take good videos anyway. It is normal in here now.

Papers posted in a Bus Stop

Papers posted in a Bus Stop

There was so many things to protest.
Almost of them are in Chinese Language so I could not read them. But I could read Kanji, so I understood meaning of about half of them.

Totoro with Yellow Umbrella (Symbol of protesting)

Totoro with Yellow Umbrella (Symbol of protesting)

They used many famouse Japanese character like Totoro, Doraemon, Hello Kitty.

Mannequin Protester

Mannequin Protester

Like An Error or Something

Like An Error or Something

From GTA 5

From GTA 5

I think they are so creative. It may be result of thinking for observer from outside country. (Or they just kidding.)

Japanese person who says about nuclear power or forign people something should look them.

Person Saying Something Different

Person Saying Something Different

Some people said different thing than main stream protesting. Maybe person in this picture was saying about unfair treatment of a trial.

(Maybe) An Protest Blocking Roads by Hong Kong Protest

(Maybe) An Protest Blocking Roads by Hong Kong Protest

This is easy one to understand for us. Probably this says like “Return a right to use roads! I’m protesting blocking roads!”. (Perhaps misunderstanding…)

Admiralty (金鐘)

Admiralty Protesters

This is Admiralty which has government buildings, and many banks.
It is placed at north of Hong Kong island.

It was in night of friday, there was so many protesters. Some people was speeching central in this group.

Boothes for The Mass Media

Boothes for The Mass Media

They (protesters) prepare these boothes for the media.

First Aid

First Aid

There is some first aid tents. Some person (looks like students) which wears red-cross marked clothes were walking around.

デモ現場入り口

Enter to the Place

They made stairway to enter the protesting place.

They were very thoughtful of safety, and of effectively saying to outside. Many things are made carefully, and thoughtful. It is awesome.

Many labeled Wall

Many labeled Wall

Many messages were putting on this wall. Some of them written English, and Japanese Language.

Character of Line ?

Character of Line ?

Are Hong Kong people using LINE?

Polices

Polices

Of course many polices watching them. But here is also not tense.

Business in Usual (KFC)

Business in Usual (KFC)

They were doing a business with effort.

Stairway with Many Labels

Stairway with Many Labels

It seems like a sightseeing spot.

Anyway, They are fighting for freedom, seriously.

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