Friday, May 02, 2008

I cried today....

I cried today....






During the Olympic torch relay today, I witnessed a young guy standing next to me, silently holding up a half-A4 sized human rights poster.



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When the crowd discovered him and his poster, they attacked him immediately, poking at and trying to destroy his poster with their red flags or umbrellas.



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During that whole time, the innocent guy was just repeating "Freedom of Speech" in Chinese and English.




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He then got taken away by the police, got interrogated and was finally forced to leave the site after the police recorded his ID and other personal information.


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In the midst of that kind of blind patriotism and violence, I couldn't stop my tears.




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I haven't cried like that for years... since my grandma passed away.



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I am not ashamed of admitting that I cried in the street out in the public (got eyed on by many passers-by), but I am ashamed of my own country, of the city that I have always loved so much...


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Where did the freedom of speech in HK go....?



1 comment:

Geraldo said...

Hola Carol,
It is indeed very important that during our lives we present a manifestation regarding the human rights.
Congrats.
Best wishes from Brazil
Geraldo