Hong Kong, Aug 24 (IANS) More than 1,000 people gathered on top of Hong Kong’s Lion Rock to shine lights across the city in solidarity with the city which has been rocked by anti-government protests for almost three months.
On Friday, an estimated 210,000 peopled made a human chain across Hong Kong in the latest anti-government protest, whilst the outdoor community emulated the scenes on top of Lion Rock.
“This is not a protest,” one of the Lion Rock gathering organisers told the South China Morning Post.
“A lot of people put effort into the Hong Kong Way. We thought a lot of trail runners and nature lovers wanted to support the event but not go to the Hong Kong Way itself.”
Hong Kong has been gripped by almost three months of anti-government protests, which began with opposition to the extradition deal that would have seen fugitives deported to other jurisdictions, including mainland China.
“Although the current situation in Hong Kong looks dark, we hope to bring light with the message of hope, peace and love on the symbolic Lion Rock,” the organiser said.