Hong Kong Occupy Central — the non-official photo journalist

coverI happened to pass-by Hong Kong on the 14th Oct 2014. The following photographs are realistic representation of the actual event and do not carry any stand for or against any individual, organisation or governing party.

The photo above was taken at the center of the flyover. The ‘hole’ was supposed to be where the damaged street reflector is, the protestors find opportunity to place the plants as a symbol of peace (that’s what they said). I saw one of which was stumbled over, so they tried to make it more distinct by placing a red cap next to every plants.


 

Mong Kok

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPolicemen doing their job to control the dispute.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA IMG_8889Business as usual even though the vehicles are restricted from entering.

IMG_8876 IMG_8856The little red sign mandarin reads: ‘Mong Kok Kuan Yin Temple’

IMG_8843 IMG_8876Yellow umbrella.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANot all are protestors, there are also tourists (like myself).

 


 

Central

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There were many banners, artworks, expressions and motivational messages. Generally something like motivating fellow protestors ‘you hold the future, if not now, when?’.
There were many banners, artworks, expressions and motivational messages. Generally something like motivating fellow protestors ‘you hold the future, if not now, when?’.

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The policemen form a line in front of the protestors. The protestors sit there, looking at the policemen, and the policemen also looking at them. There is a strange atmosphere with both tension and peace.
The policemen form a line in front of the protestors. The protestors sit there, looking at the policemen, and the policemen also looking at them. There is a strange atmosphere with both tension and peace.

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“Defend Hong Kong, against falling to the rule” (that’s the best translation I could think of). Behind was a large size painting artwork of a person holding on to the umbrella. There were such artworks almost everywhere I walked.
“Defend Hong Kong, against falling to the rule” (that’s the best translation I could think of). Behind was a large size painting artwork of a person holding on to the umbrella. There were such artworks almost everywhere I walked.

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Some of the tents actually has labels and postal addresses. There is an atmosphere of calm and order during the time I was there.
Some of the tents actually has labels and postal addresses. There is an atmosphere of calm and order during the time I was there.

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Right: One of the ‘resident’ with a table flower.
Right: One of the ‘resident’ with a table flower.

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There are even road signs, signally for exits. Paths, stairs were ‘built’ for convenience for moving around.
There are even road signs, signally for exits. Paths, stairs were ‘built’ for convenience for moving around.
“Please do not disturb, or use of flash photography. Please support the students to study. Thank you.”
“Please do not disturb, or use of flash photography. Please support the students to study. Thank you.”
The studying area and handphone/laptop charging station. There are signs say ‘Please let the students have the priority to use the study/charging area’. I also see, one that looks like tuition teacher, offered to teach the students studying for their exams.
The studying area and handphone/laptop charging station. There are signs say ‘Please let the students have the priority to use the study/charging area’. I also see, one that looks like tuition teacher, offered to teach the students studying for their exams.
Artist. Notice the wall at back right, the wall is filled with paste-it, messages and artworks.
Artist. Notice the wall at back right, the wall is filled with paste-it, messages and artworks.
Looking from the back pf the policemen.
Looking from the back pf the policemen.

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I sit down and talked to the medical volunteers. They are treating anybody who seeks medical attentions, be it from the authority or the protestors.
I sit down and talked to the medical volunteers. They are treating anybody who seeks medical attentions, be it from the authority or the protestors.

If I have to pen down my personal opinion, I just wish for better communication and better future for the people of both lands. There is no absolute right or wrong, just a lack of communication.

 

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