|Post 12 November 2019|
Yes that’s a cop firing his gun at a protester. I’m generally on the side of the police (which makes me a “blue ribbon” supporter) who are trying to stem the violence (by “yellow ribbons”), yet are accused of all sorts of crazy, nonsensical stuff . But I do wish they would give up their guns. The protesters don’t have any so there’s limited mortal danger.
Freedom and Democracy. Yay!
*LATER (12th Nov, 5 pm): still no arrests for the setting alight of a man -- attempted murder, surely. Though there are apparently vids showing who did it. But the problem is… masks!
LATER STILL (13th Nov): Alex Lo on something that had also struck me: plenty of angst and anguish over wounded protesters (aka “rioters”, in proper parlance), but almost nothing about the guy that got set alight and is now in critical condition in hospital. So Lo wonders “Is Hong Kong OK with man being set on fire?"