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The Most Beautiful Night

Here are some of the shots taken at the candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on Monday. Footage of the bloodshed 23 years ago can be viewed in the early parts of the documentary (with English subtitles) at the bottom of this post. Taking part in this annual rally always makes an overwhelming experience. The intense pervasion of strength and tenacity in the heart of the people was keenly felt along the road leading to the venue, the Victoria Park, and throughout the 2-hour vigil. If one is to pick the most beautiful night of Hong Kong, this is it.

 

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This shot shows one of the twelve sections packed full of people taking part in the candlelight vigil to mark the 23th anniversary of the VIIV. Crowds unable to be accommodated were seated in the adjacent sizable lawn. The attendance of 180,000 people [organiser's statistics; the Police said 80,000] was a record high.

 

DSC05779LThese young people were probably babies back then. It was gratifying to see young people using their own thinking and carrying on the Hongkongers' spirit of recalcitrance against blind submission, especially when the city is being increasingly aligned to the political mindset of Beijing.

 

DSC05784LThe sidewalks were packed with people going to the venue.

 

R0010929LThe Sing the Mourning choir comprising undergrats (and probably teaching staff) from several local universities had been on a roving performance going from one district to the other, singing songs composed back then for the students' movement.

 

R0010932L One of the artistic expressions seen on the road leading to the venue.

 

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