temporary suspension of the extradition bill, angry Hongkongers clad in black took to the streets Sunday to call for a total withrdrawal of the bill and the resignation of chief executive Carrie Lam.nappeased by the announcement of a
According to one estimate, 1.44 million protestors are out today. That’s more than the 1.03 million that are supposed to have attended the march last Sundaybeforethings subsequently turned violent
To give you an idea of the crowd size today:
It literally feels like the entire city has come out to demand Lam’s resignation. How can she possibly stay in the face of this? pic.twitter.com/H1JAH2q2aG
— Antony Dapiran (@antd) June 16, 2019
The energy at the march in #HongKong today feels triumphant and defiant. Protestors are unified in their calls. They're demanding Carrie Lam step down, that she withdraws the extradition bill and that police "stop using violence against students." #LockhartRoad pic.twitter.com/vI1RWZK1h6
— Natasha Khan (@natashakhanhk) June 16, 2019
— Samson Yuen (@SamsonYuen852) June 16, 2019
— Harbour Times (@harbourtimes) June 16, 2019
— Jack Hazlewood (@JackHHazlewood) June 16, 2019
— Stephen McDonell (@StephenMcDonell) June 16, 2019
— Aaron Mc Nicholas (@aaronMCN) June 16, 2019
The march has remained peaceful and non-violent. As Hong Kong legislator Ray Chan observed, this crowd at Causeway Bay cleared out “in mere seconds” for an ambulance.
— Ray Chan (@ray_slowbeat) June 16, 2019
Someone else observed the exact same thing happening later at another location.
— Denise Tsang (@denise_tsang) June 16, 2019
And yet again:
This is beautiful and magical: within minutes of hearing there are elderlies stuck on the bus, the hundreds of thousands that were occupying the driveway made way for them to pass. Drivers & passengers waved in thanks while protesters clapped&cheered. Some shouted "HKers add oil" pic.twitter.com/Iz1WtFNZtl
— SJ (@SijiaJ) June 16, 2019
At Pacific Place mall in Admiralty, protestors are mourning the death of a young man who fell to his death on Saturday. The man climbed up the construction scaffolding, unfurled a protest banner calling for the complete withdrawal of the bill, the resignation of Carrie Lam and the release of students, and after a protracted standoff, fell to his death onto the concrete below, missing the rescue cushion set up by the fire department earlier. He was pronounced dead after being rushed to the hospital later. His is the first known death in the anti-extradition protest movement.
~2-hour queue to place flowers at the memorial to the protester who fell to his death yesterday, starting on Queensway beneath Justice Drive overpass to the left, wrapping around up and over, and back down to the other side of Queensway before snaking along Pacific Place pic.twitter.com/rI7YTS2yJQ
— Chris Horton 何貴森 (@heguisen) June 16, 2019
香港人 敬輓 pic.twitter.com/ZvgOn8vUxA
— 流雲 (@liuyun2018) June 16, 2019
There are rumors suggesting that the man who died is the same man in the yellow raincoat that got hosed down with a water cannon in what is now an iconic image.
Netizens think the guy who killed himself to protest against the extradition law is the same guy who stood in the frontline and being sprayed by many hoses during 612 protest. #Hongkong pic.twitter.com/zU9k0NmZ1m
— Badcanto (@Badcanto) June 15, 2019
At least two memorials are being held for the man, one at Pacific Place and another at Lennon Wall.
Memorial ceremony at 7pm, Lennon Wall, to mourn the man who fell to his death last night while protesting extradition. Some will also gather at 9:15 at Pacific Place. That one may be a bit more confrontational. pic.twitter.com/sQBlVoSnYj
— Kong Tsung-gan / 江松澗 (@KongTsungGan) June 16, 2019
At another location in Admiralty, protestors are singing theLes Miserables song,Do You Hear The People Sing?
Do you hear the people sing? We do. In #HongKong's Admiralty area. And it sounds like #LesMiserables from here. #NoChinaExtradition #HongKongProtests #反送中 #616黑衣大遊行 #AntiExtraditionBill pic.twitter.com/zde3zR6l8R
— Coconuts Hong Kong (@CoconutsHK) June 16, 2019
One protestor made this effigy of Carrie Lam’s head getting hit by a police baton and a sign on her head that says “motherf*cker”. There is widespread public anger over police brutality in the June 12 protest. In that march, police unleashed rubber bullets, water cannons and tear gas on protestors.
Carrie Lam's head on a stick, getting hit by a police baton, eating sh*t with a sign on her head saying "motherf***er" pic.twitter.com/Mxk0TXCLCJ
— Vicky Wong 黃瑋殷 (@vickywong710) June 16, 2019
Meanwhile, a few hundred miles away in Taipei, protestors are also showing up at a rally to show solidarity with the people of Hong Kong.
At the Taipei rally to support the Hong Kong people – Taiwan is with Hong Kong. 撐香港，反送中 pic.twitter.com/P1gkx1nf8m
— Roy Ngerng (@royngerng) June 16, 2019