In anticipation of protests

Saturday, 31st August 2019 – The protests against the Hong Kong extradition bill were entering the 13th week. While it was observed that the weekdays more-or-less went by without incident, the weekends were active with demonstrations in various parts of the city. These were happening with secret planning and the police were regularly being taken by surprise.

With Sid having joined HKU, we were in the thick of things. This Saturday morning we were inside the hotel on Des Voeux Road West, planning how to spend the day. Little did we know what was happening on the road below.

“Don’t go anywhere without asking the police if it is safe.” As I stepped out onto the road to check the rain, there was this most concerned stranger telling me to be careful. The oncoming traffic was being diverted with no traffic being allowed beyond a point.

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