Sunday, March 02, 2014

March for Freedom (of Speech)

The attack on Kevin Lau Chun-to (劉進圖) triggered a mass protest march today.  

Recently I have been less inclined to participate in protest marches. Not because injustice has abated.  More often, it is because many different groups are marching together, for different reasons, obscuring the focus of the protest.  

This time, it is very focused.  The violence is so brutal and in your face, that it is hard not to  want to respond.  

Some pro-establishment types have been trying to paint this attack as un-related to freedom of the press and speech.  But their arguments are so feeble and laughable that they probably do not believe themselves. 

Many people apparently feel the same as we do.  

Our daughter went with a friend.  As soon as my wife and I got out of the MTR station, we bumped into a pastor and a good friend that we have known for years.  When the march was getting started, we bumped into a law professor from HKU who has taught our daughter.  We may not win, but we should not give up without a fight.  

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