Do you hear the people sing? A report from Hong Kong

On June 12, the Hong Kong Chapter reported on the anti-extradition bill protest. But it’s not over yet - it’s now Aug 5 and a large scale strike across different sectors of Hong Kong and over 10 demonstrations at different districts are going on. Yet, unlike The Umbrella Movement in 2014, no one had and could claim the leadership across these events as they are all initiated bottom-up by different individuals and organisations.

We are here to record the unlimited creativity Hong Kong people use to voice out their views, which connects all walks of life, from elderly, government officers, fire fighters, working adult to the youth.

Lennon wall in different districts of Hong Kong, the largest one in Tai Po covers the entire underground tunnel    Photo source: Hong Kong Public Space Initiative

Lennon wall in different districts of Hong Kong, the largest one in Tai Po covers the entire underground tunnel

Photo source: Hong Kong Public Space Initiative

Protest initiated by the senior citizens of Hong Kong to “support the youth”, “stop police brutality” and “request for dual universal suffrage”, as shown on the banner    Photo source: Stand News (Hong Kong)

Protest initiated by the senior citizens of Hong Kong to “support the youth”, “stop police brutality” and “request for dual universal suffrage”, as shown on the banner

Photo source: Stand News (Hong Kong)

Marathon of singing the hymn “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord” for 9hours to the police aiming to “purify” them with love and peace    Photosource: Topick.hket.com

Marathon of singing the hymn “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord” for 9hours to the police aiming to “purify” them with love and peace

Photosource: Topick.hket.com

Open letters from civil servants of over 44 departments showing their support to the five major appeals. Their identity is proved by the staff card with personal information covered    Photo source: Citizen News (Hong Kong)

Open letters from civil servants of over 44 departments showing their support to the five major appeals. Their identity is proved by the staff card with personal information covered

Photo source: Citizen News (Hong Kong)

A “Lennon TV” that was carried around by protestor on his back to screen videos about the movement    Photo Source: Linkg Forum

A “Lennon TV” that was carried around by protestor on his back to screen videos about the movement

Photo Source: Linkg Forum

Journalists wearing helmets and reflective vests in a press release of the Hong Kong Police Force to silently protest against the police brutality towards the media    Photo Source: BBC

Journalists wearing helmets and reflective vests in a press release of the Hong Kong Police Force to silently protest against the police brutality towards the media

Photo Source: BBC

The Hong Kong people have always kept to the core value of freedom, justice, democracy and human right. However, many of them feel that the core value is being threatened. While holding the belief of love and peace, they are trying their best to voice out in as many ways as they can in order to move the government.

However, if the ignorance of the government continues, the tension will definitely be strengthened... The Hong Kong chapter believes that no one would like to pass the point of no return. Therefore, we want to raise awareness in supporting Hong Kong people for their freedom, justice, democracy and human right, which all of us should possess.

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A contribution by HK correspondent Hermion Au