October 1: Hong Kong Day of Mourning

Translation: Wen Fen; Review: Wencheng

Hong Kong citizens launch demonstrations like ”Not my National Day”, ”to support 12 men hijacked in Mainland” on October 1, CCP National Day,  to appeal   ”Never forget: Release 12 Arrested Teens”, ”Stop Censorship! Give back Free Speech!”, ”Anti-suppression: end the CPP and tyranny!”, reported by Epoch Times, October 1. Civil Human Rights Front stages demonstrations every October 1. This year, after the permission was denied from police, the organization was refused to march on the street again after an appeal on September 28. Convener Jimmy Sham criticizes the police rips the citizens of rights to protests and plea for an indefinite time. Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China plans to start a march to Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government with its sibling groups, walking backward, and to declare the ”No human rights, no National Day” manifesto with the slogan ”Stop the censorship. Give back free speech.”

October 1 happens to be the traditional Mid-autumn Festival. Hong Kongers set off another march ”Never forget: release 12 arrested men”, ”Not my National Day”. Authorities suppress the gatherings with ”National Security Code”. It is reported that Hong Kong government decided to send out 6,000 police officers on the streets around October 1, more police numbers than the former years.

Civil Human Rights Front has an original program to launch October 1 protest, although Police deliver a veto notice. Some netizens start” HKC Mid-autumn Action Online” at 2 pm this afternoon, calling citizens to start their actions all around the city, including Sha Tin, Tai Po, Tsuen Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kwun Tong, Mong  Kok,  Kowloon  Bay, Taikoo, and Central districts. Police set up a guard in all districts, setting blockades at multiple crossroads to stop suspicious cars, and protecting Liaison Office with water cannon cars and armored trucks. Police are patrolling at multiple streets, and riot police officers are stationed in all districts and ready to intercept pedestrians.

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