“Stand with Hong Kong! Fearless and solidarity—the way Hongkongers defeat tyranny!”
More than 610,000 citizens polled in the primaries on last Saturday and Sunday launched by the Democrats to win the legislative majority. The turnout, 3.6 times of the expected goals set by the organizer, moved the entire world, but Chief Executive Carrie Lam as a submissive running dog defending its owner – the CCP – announced the primaries might violate the National Security Law today (Monday).
“If this so-called primary election’s purpose is to achieve the ultimate goal of… rejecting to, resisting every policy initiative of the Hong Kong SAR government, then it may fall into the category of subverting the state power,” she said, “which is now one of the four types offenses under the new national security law.”
Lam added she was only issuing a warning, but there may be a case to answer. She said the government had received complaints that the exercise over the weekend had caused confusion, broken Covid-19 gathering rules, and was a breach of privacy.
However, Lam’s words sound hollow to the public. She intimidated the people at the eve of the primaries saying they were illegal, but the public took the intimidation as a call for voting. “Thanks to her intimidation, the turnout was surprisingly high,” commented a citizen who participated in the vote.
The public shrugged off Lam’s allegation, saying it indicates her fear. Some said, “We stand with Hong Kong, Lam’s responses prove that the public fearless and solidarity are keys to defeating tyranny.”
It is said that the government was investigating complaints about the weekend’s primaries and “will seek legal advice if necessary.” Secretary of Constitution and Mainland Affairs Erick Tsang claimed last week that participation in the primaries could violate the law. Since the turnout to be 610,000 participants, the allegations of Lam and Tsang sounded ridiculous, rather than a deterrent, to the public.