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Hong Kong: Hundreds join demo to show support for firefighters and medics

0 14.11.2019 Инфо

W/S People heading to gathering, Hong Kong
M/S Activist wearing firefighter uniform and holding banners
W/S People taking photograph of activist
M/S Protesters hanging leaflets
W/S Demonstrators walking past
W/S Demonstrators sitting on floor
SOT, Demo organiser (Cantonese): "When we were helpless and hopeless, they are same as us when they take off their uniforms, like us, they are Hong Kongers who love this place, that's the purpose of why we are here tonight."
W/S Demonstrators listening to speech
W/S Demonstrators applauding speaker
SOT, Demo organiser (Cantonese): [reading out a letter from a firefighter ]
"I have two sons, one was born recently, he is nine months old, yesterday was his birthday, this birthday will be the most memorable. I didn't have a chance to witness my son's birth. I was very guilty about my wife. Later, she wanted [me ] to [let her] support herself alone, [so I could] put out the fire and save people. Finally, I chose to save Hong Kong and saw a group of young people in their teens on the front line. I helped them. My [other] son will be born in 2019, by 2047, he is an adult and will face the CCP's overall governance, if we lose our fight this time, the schoolbooks will say in 2019, a group of mob allying with foreign power was messing up Hong Kong, trying to split the country and engaging in separatism. From June to now, it will become the history of textbooks. When my son grows up, he will not know why Dad is in prison today." * MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
W/S Demonstrators holding minute of silence for protesters who died during clashes
C/U Demonstrator wiping away tears
W/S Demonstrators holding up lights
W/S Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Edinburgh place *DRONE FOOTAGE*
W/S Protesters gathered at Edinburgh Place *DRONE FOOTAGE*
SCRIPT
Hundreds of young demonstrators gathered to show their support for firefighters and first aiders at Hong Kong's Edinburgh Place on Thursday.
One of the protest's organisers read a firefighter's message to the protesters and called for everyone to support the protests regardless of their profession: "they are same as us when they take off their uniforms, like us, they are Hong Kongers who love this place, that's the purpose of why we are here tonight."
Demonstrators held a minute of silence and waved lights to mourn for those who have lost their lives during the protests.
Hong Kong has been rocked by protests sparked by a now-withdrawn extradition bill since the end of March. The rallies later evolved into a wider movement against the government, marked by months of clashes between protesters and the authorities