Mainlanders Arrested at Home for Supporting Occupy Central
When Hong Kong’s civil disobedience movement continues,
solidarity from mainlanders are heard in various ways.
Some pulled banners in public, some shaved their heads,
some decided to support in person in Hong Kong,
some gave good words to the movement.
But, many of them have also been arrested.
The supporters have only increased and claimed,
“today’s Hong Kong is tomorrow’s China."
While the world has its eye on the pro-democratic protest
in Hong Kong, mainland media reported none of the real
situation in Hong Kong.
Mainlanders however, learned the facts of Hong Kong
through various sources.
In various ways and means, many mainlanders expressed
their sympathy and support to the democratic movement
in Hong Kong and concern about Hong Kong being manipulated
in the election just like that of China.
But, many of them have subsequently been arrested
by the communist regime.
So far, at least 60 people have been reportedly arrested or
“have tea" by the police.
Most of them were charged with crimes of provoking troubles.
In Beijing, more than 60 petitioners pulled out a banner
that read “The petitioners firmly support the righteous move
of Hong Kong people."
Beijing residents such as Han Ying, Liu Huizhen,
and Li Dongmei were arrested and detained by police
on Oct. 1 whilst on their way to Hong Kong
to pay their solidarity.
Shanghai activist Shen Yanqiu was arrested for shaving her head
to pay solidarity to the Hong Kong people.
Luo Yaling from Chongqing and Wang Long of Shenzhen
were taken away by police for issuing information
about the Hong Kong movement.
More than 20 people from Guangzhou were also arrested
for paying solidarity to protests in Hong Kong.
Southern Street Movement participant Ou Biaofeng shaved
his head in solidarity to Hong Kong protestors.
On Oct. 1, he was forcibly taken by the police 20 km away
from his home until the evening.
Ou Biaofeng: “Shaved! Hong Kong people did a wonderful job!
Brave insistence! The people do not back down even under
persistent police suppression.
I think there ought to be more encouragement.
I shaved my head to show my support to the protestors."
Former Shandong University professor Sun Wenguang
mentioned, about 20 activists in Shandong publicly pulled the
banner of solidarity,
with a group of people who were to participate in the
Hong Kong protests by train departing for Hong Kong.
However, police had intercepted them and placed
them under house arrest.
Professor Sun Wenguang: “Hong Kong is fighting for
democracy, the real universal suffrage of one man one vote,
what the mainlanders have long been waiting for,
freedom and democracy.
One day, there will be a real election. People will enjoy their
political rights such as to a free vote and nomination.
Hong Kong’s today is China’s tomorrow."
Ye Jingchun was once a candidate in Beijing Chaoyang District
People’s Congress representative election.
Her experience explained her strong dissatisfaction of the
election system under the regime.
She said, “This type of election is simply going through
the motions. The so-called vote is ‘designated.’
Hong Kong people are certainly not satisfied
with this type of election."
Human rights activist Hu Jia said on Twitter, that he named
the Hong Kong protest as the ‘Umbrella Flower’ campaign.
He believes the Hong Kong people’s umbrellas, in rain
or amidst police tear gas, are the most beautiful
scenery in Hong Kong.
Hu Jia: “First, the principle of non-violence has been very
impressive to the world.
In the fight for freedom, riot is often involved.
But, it did not happen like that in Hong Kong.
Their high standards has earned them the respect of the world.
If 2 million Chinese took to the street,
the CCP would be outraged.
They fear this could happen to mainland China."
Amnesty International disclosed supporters are being detained
by police over the past two days for posting pictures online
with messages of support for the protesters.
“The Chinese authorities must immediately release all those
being detained for peacefully expressing their support
for protesters in Hong Kong," said William Nee,
China researcher at Amnesty International.
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