Double rainbow in Hong Kong on June 16th, 2020. (Photo: China Daily)
The legislative body of China Communist Party (CCP) reportedly passed national security legislation for Hong Kong today ( June 30) and Chief Executive of the Special Administrative Region announced that the law would come to effect in the evening.
The Standard, local pro-Beijing newspaper, entitled the promulgation of the law as the “D-Day for Hong Kong security law”. The Standard, an English-language tabloid, sought to curry favor the CCP by indicating the termination of the “social unrests” through enacting a sweeping law. However, Hongkongers, especially the protesters, would also like to name today the “D-Day for Hong Kong” because the United States has started revoking Hong Kong’s special status.
“The Civilians’ Press Conference” was held by three anonymous protestors to announce the resolution for the city to fight against the ruthless CCP to the end. They welcomed the US’s decision, saying, “if Hong Kong is burnt, the CCP will burn with us”! Revoking the city’s special status is undoubtedly one of the most welcomed solutions among protesters who believe it serves to take down the CCP.
The spokeswoman voiced the Hongkongers resolution to end the regime in their “Home Kong” at any expense. Today, they seized the last moment of “freedom”, only 3 hours before the enforcement of the notorious national security law, and announced, “we do not fear that CCP’s silencing us, we fear only the silence of ourselves.”
The Civilians’ Conference has been a symbol of resist during the year-long protests movement. (Photo: The Stand News)
Earlier in the morning, Joshua Wong, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent pro-democracy activists, has disbanded his party Demostisto. Though the world-leading media, including Financial Times, reported the event, the citizens of Hong Kong paid little attention to Wong and Demostisto. The upcoming protest on July 1st has already taken center stage of the social media.
Various topics related to the “July 1st Demonstration” have jammed the social media, including LIHKG, Telegram, and Ig. Some of them even elaborate on the ways to avoid being tracked or arrested. Hong Kong Police Force has been mass arresting the civilians for months, from 10 to 86 years old, from school students to retired grandpas.
A poster calls for a demonstration on July 1st in Hong Kong (Photo: Twitter)
Despite the police’s terrorist tactics, the defiant citizens take to the street to fight against the dictatorship in a civilized way. “Everyone counts, the way to take down tyranny is fearless; the fight against the dictatorship is leaderless protests.”
“They can kill us, but they cannot kill a thought.” “Together, we Hongkongers stand against the CCP, now and forever,” said the conference’s spokesman. For Hongkongers, resisting dictatorship and terminating the dark age has become a new lifestyle. The law-abiding unarmed civilians and the CCP are like David and Goliath, but the Hongkongers choose to resist the regime because they have fully recognized that, if no one curbs the CCP’s encroachment to the free world, the whole world will be at stake like Hong Kong today.
The streets today are abnormally quiet at night. It seems that the city is preparing for a demonstration tomorrow. People here are yarning for international support, but they do not mean to resort to the West for a rescue. “The world should know that they have no choice but to stand with us,” commented a protester in LIHKG. “Take action and fight with us before it is too late. Fight not for us, but for yourself!”