Last night, as the protest escalated through the night, the police shot tear gas into the crowds in order to clear the roads. Before this, I was still fairly indifferent to the strikes and protests that were happening. I admired the protectors for fighting for what they believe in but as an outsider, it was not my place to take a side. After witnessing this unfold though, I stand with the Hong Kong people. For their future, they are fighting for democracy. A lot of people still stand with the status quo believing that it's best to leave things as they are. Things will only get worse though if we don't make a stand today. Slowly the media is being censored and soon even the democratic government in place now, will be replaced. I fear for such a future for Hong Kong even if I am only an exchange here for a semester. That's why I too will go and make a stand. It might not mean much but I want to show my support for the Hong Kong people.
Asia | Hong Kong
NYC to Boston to HK
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