My city is in chaos.
This is what’s happening to Hong Kong right this minute.
It is difficult for me to put into words, but simply put, University students started a class boycott movement demanding democracy and universal suffrage from the Hong Kong and Chinese Government this week, and the movement has escalated into citizens occupying Government Square and now, a main road leading into Hong Kong’s central hub.
Most protesters are younger generation Hong Kongers, including university students and even secondary school students. The leader of the student movement himself is barely even old enough to drive a car.
The movement began peacefully with citizens merely sitting quietly and occupying a public space in a silent protest on Friday night.
Then at 7:00 in the morning the next day, policemen stormed into the public square and began clearing out the area by force, dragging youngsters out violently, injuring many of them. Policemen have also been witnessed to beating youngsters without reason, and using high-concentration, anti-riot pepperspray on civilians who are merely attempting to protect themselves. No civilian put up any sort of fight or attempt at assaulting the police as far as i know,
(Police justified clearing out the area with the reason that protesters are holding illegal meetings in a public space.)
(Protesting civilians who remained on the streets overnight are wearing plastic wraps and raincoats under 30 degree weather in an attempt to protect themselves should the police utilize peppersprays again.)
The movement escalated again tonight when the protesters (now 4 times the size of the student movement the previous week) occupied a main road leading to the central hub of Hong Kong.
The police barricaded the roads and attempted to stop more people from joining the crowd this whole afternoon, but the peaceful crowd remained persistent and would not leave the area even after the police issued verbal warnings. (I emphasize “peaceful”, because protesters continued to be orderly and did not display any forms of aggression. They even cleared out a path for cars to pass the area, something the police didn’t even bother to do.)
At around 6:00, the police began using peppersprays on civilians again, this time high-powered ones that came in tanks instead of in bottles. Our people continued to shield themselves with umbrellas, but the umbrellas were also soon snatched away by the police. Live feed videos have also confirmed that police have been misusing peppersprays by firing them at close proximity, and also not giving any sort of verbal warnings before firing.
Video of a policeman firing at an elderly man at point-blank range:
Yet again, protesters remained, and at 7:00, armed forces were sent into the crowd. They began firing tear gas capsules INTO the crowds and even INTO First-aid stations. The rounds came every few minutes and i counted at least 5 capsules being fired in a 10-minute period according to the live feeds.
at least 30,000 people continue to stand their ground right this second, more armed policemen are being sent in, and news is that these police are ordered to use guns (loaded with plastic bullets) on civilians if protesters continue to remain.
I fear for the people because policemen are not what they used to be anymore. These “police” who should be protecting us are now private armies for the government. I am watching my city die. It’s a terrifying feeling. If the police feel they are justified to use force on innocent civilians, tonight could end up in another massacre just like that of the Tian An Men June Fourth Massacre in 1989.
And at this point I am too emotional to say anything else except that we need your prayers and your support. Please spread this out, people all over the world need to see what is happening right now.
LIVE FEED OF THE CURRENT SITUATION:
Asked by Anonymous
Good try, but I never said it was more than profit for us. I said a few people wanted to win for tec, and a few people wanted to win just to win. I also said it was not a concentrated effort on part of the flight. But I can see you’re ignoring that part in an attempt to rile me up because you probably like drama.
And actually all of the soreness on the part of shadow was just sort of assumed by the other flights. The only thing that bothers me about that fight was the ridiculous drama that circled around it, like blaming us for mod activities we had literally no control over.
And lmao, saying I need to leave because I’m defending myself. What??? In what world does that reasoning make sense?
Regarding the Shadow “controversy” on Flight Rising:
Even in a “friendly profit push” someone’s gotta win, right? And this time it was us. And even if we DID purposefully take dominance, who cares???
We have every right to do that. Any other flight could have suddenly sniped it, and they’d be within their rights, too. If you’re mad you didn’t win, it wasn’t really just a “profit” push to you, was it?
Of course, that’s assuming it WAS a purposeful, flight-wide dominance event, which it wasn’t.
We were profit pushing. We somehow got to the top of the leaderboard. Seeing that, and possibly being sort of uplifted after our recent drama and defeat, a few people decided to be serious. Some people wanted to win dom for tec’s birthday (though tec posted nowhere at all in the thread discussing this, so it was NOT at tec’s command). But this was NOT an organized system of people trying to win dom.
We DO have an organized system for making the most money possible, but that’s for profit pushes only. We were using it for this push. Hence it being a PROFIT push.
Tec’s raffle had 100% nothing to do with us winning, as far as I’m concerned. I’m pretty active in actual dom pushes (not so much in profit ones) and I didn’t even know about the raffle until today.
Basically people need to shut their mouths and stop being pissbabies.
Also I would appreciate it if people kept in mind that despite site-lore that shadow are liars, the people playing this game are exactly that- actual people. Insulting them and calling their good character into question is not “playing the game”, it’s being rude and inconsiderate. If you’re so into FR that you can’t distinguish reality from fiction, you need a break, friend. Perhaps a permanent one.
So I’m playing this game called Folklore
and I stumble upon this piece of trash
just look at it
it’s a plane
I’m so done
<Tamasha> omfg that does not look like a plane
<Tamasha>i t looks like an avant-garde Frenchman in men’s hose
<Tamasha> doing a ballet leap
<Tamasha> while holding cymbals for some reason
I’m curious, do you associate me with any fandoms? :O
I associate you with your kICKASS ART I actually don’t think I ever learned much about your interests outside of art and writing and now I feel bad ;A;
LOL that’s okay I don’t talk about my fandoms much at all, kind of on purpose. Not that they’re weird, just… I’m pretty shy about larger communities and I don’t contribute much. That’s why I was curious if you associated any fandoms with me!
But omg thank you for the art compliment! It’s been so long since I drew something that I forgot there were people who remembered ;w;
Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
Watch non black cosplayers and lovers of cosplay stay silent on this.
Footage shows ‘yes’ votes being added to ‘no’ pile.
"Police in Glasgow are also investigating at least ten cases of vote fraud where people turned up to vote only to find that their names had already been crossed off the list, suggesting other people were voting multiple times.
'Last night police officers were present at the count to remove the ballot papers and keep them as evidence,' reports the Daily Mail. ‘The papers were from 10 different boxes across Glasgow, and not concentrated in one area.’”
Sounds like Scotland is still indentured British subjects if you ask me. Votes bought and paid for and whatnot. There was too much to lose if Scotland was an actual country.