At the stroke of midnight on July the 1st 1997 I as well 100’s of other photographers, photographed the first protest in Hong Kong under Chinese rule. I can’t help but think what is going to happen at the stroke of midnight tonight, Hong Kong protesters set midnight ultimatum, City’s leader told to resign by end of Thursday or face stepped-up action including the occupation of buildings. Protesters in Hong Kong have demanded that the city’s leader meet a deadline to resign on Thursday, as China warned the United States against meddling in its “internal affairs”. #UmbrellaRevolution #OccupyCentral.
5 mins past mid-night on the 1st of July 1997, this is the first protest in Hong Kong under Chinese rule. As it’s known now, The Hong Kong 1 July protests is an annual protest rally originally led by the Civil Human Rights Front since the 1997 handover on the HKSAR establishment day.
Candlelight Vigil in commemoration of the eighth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests on 3 June 1997. The Pillar of Shame erected in the center of Victoria Park in 1997 to mark the eighth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. The statue depicts 50 torn and twisted bodies to symbolise those who died in the government crackdown. On the base of the statue, the history and pictures of the massacre are carved in and . Engraved into the base, in both English and Chinese, are the words “The Tiananmen Massacre”, “June 4th 1989” and “The old cannot kill the young forever.”