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Elderly begin 2-day sit-in against police violence

2019-10-12 HKT 15:58
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  • Elderly begin 2-day sit-in against police violence
  • Dozens of them plan to camp out under a footbridge adjacent to the police headquarters. Photo: RTHK
    Dozens of them plan to camp out under a footbridge adjacent to the police headquarters. Photo: RTHK
Several dozen elderly people have launched a two-day sit-in outside the police headquarters in Wan Chai, to voice their discontent over what they call the force’s violent crackdown on anti-government protesters over the past few months.

The group plans to camp out under a footbridge outside the building, and many of the participants have prepared floor mats, hats and masks. Some have also put up banners and posters that say ‘guard our future’ and ‘five demands, not one less’.

One of the protesters, 63-year-old Shiu, told RTHK that young people have made enormous sacrifices to fight for a better Hong Kong, and it’s time for senior citizens to back them up.

“What else can you do? I mean looking at the increasing violence coming from the police? The young people are brave enough to stand in front of the riot police and stand in front of the bullets and batons and this and that. I mean for us, even if we are caught by the police because of an illegal gathering, I don’t mind”, he said.

“The young people have already sacrificed a lot, it is about time for us, the senior citizens in Hong Kong to come forward to take up part of the responsibility from the young people”.