Apple Daily has released a four-minute drone video that shows the massive scale of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central movement.
We’ve all heard the reports and seen the photos of the tens of thousands of Occupy Central demonstrators that have clogged the Hong Kong’s streets in protest, but the enormity of those numbers can be hard to visualize. This four minute-drone video by Apple Daily however, helps puts the impressive enormity of this protest in perspective.
While the video’s choice of a techno-thriller sound track seems strange, the sight of these typically car-clogged streets overrun by thousands of protestors is bound to send chills up the spine of anyone who’s visited Hong Kong.
The drone footage was captured last night and shows both protestors and riot police moving through the streets.
HK Apple Daily has also posted a live video stream of the protests on Youtube with accompanying commentary in Cantonese.
The Hong Kong government said in a statement today that riot police will be withdrawn from the area following heavy-handed police tactics, including tear gas and baton-charges, against protestors. According to reports, police are still scattered on the sidelines but in less severe numbers, while thousands of protestors are still swarming streets.
By Lucy Wang