Hong Kong is a safe place, protected by the law. People are demonstrating because the government tries to pass a law of China extradition. Which means you can get arrested in Hong Kong by China even if you’ve never physically stepped foot in China.
China recently sentenced someone 10-year jail just because she (“Lady Tianyi”) uploaded some homosexual comics, not to mention thousands of mysteriously disappearing persons who’ve said things the Chinese government disliked.
HK was a former British colony till 1997 which have been exercising rule of law and partial democracy, as opposed to China which is an authoritarian state with their own set of laws. Sadly, our law can be amended and the Chinese have the authority to interpret the law if there is any disputes.
What you, as foreigners can do, is to remember today’s as a historical fact because this might get erased in our future textbooks. Know the difference between HK and China and why HK is special. Many of us are considering immigrating and if we do move into your country I hope you’ll understand our situations. I’m sure we don’t want any trouble with the locals as well. Lastly, stay safe when you travel to HK if this bill does get pass.
Text above is not written by me but by redditor /u/expressexpress The line I put in bold, triggered me to create this post. The pictures are taken today in Hong Kong, you can click on a picture for a larger version.
To add some perspective Hong Kong has a population of 7.4 million people, more then 1 million people are protesting. This is huge…..Unfortunately we all know how this is going to end. The drawing below is a pretty good representation of how the protest will end. Even though I dearly hope it will not be the case.