The 10th-week of the protest at Hong Kong against the Chinese government rule took a dramatic turn as the protestors shut-down the international airports. It is one of the busiest airports in the world. While incidents of outbreaks were witnessed occasionally, it has mostly been a peaceful protest.
Hong-Kong citizens, mostly comprising of teens and people in their 20s, began by distributing pamphlets in different languages to aware the people of the world about their predicament. In an e-mail by the protestors, they stated,
“It is not our intention to cause delays to your travels and we do not want to cause inconvenience to you. We ask for your understanding and forgiveness as young people in Hong Kong continue to fight for freedom and democracy.”
Nevertheless, a few brutal incidents with the police blew the entire thing out of proportion. Subsequently, the airport was shut-down for two consecutive days. Finally, on Wednesday the protest was charged with ‘unlawful assembly’ and willfully obstructing or interfering’ with airport operation.’
While about three dozen citizens are still persistent at the arrival gate for the International Airport, the protests in the airports have been called off.
After Airports, Now they Call for a ‘Bank Run’
The leading activists now turning to another, more powerful peaceful protect against China. Chen Haotian, the founder and convenor of the Hong Kong National Party, has called for a ‘bank run.’ Crypto-Analyst and prominent trader, Whalepanda, tweeted ironically about the news,
“Hong Kong Activist Leader Calls For A Run On Chinese Banks Tomorrow” – this could be fun.
The activist is calling for the citizens to take their money out from the banks.