Protest in Hong Kong

The protest from Hong Kong over Manila Siege estimated the crowd at 80,000 people, but the police put it at 30,000.Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents protested Sunday on the streets against Philippine government and how it handled a bus siege in Manila last Monday that ended in the shooting deaths of eight Hong Kong residents and the dismissed police officer who had taken them hostage.

Wearing black and white, with yellow ribbons tied around their upper arms in remembrance of the dead, the crowd gathered in sweltering heat in Victoria Park and then marched peacefully more than a mile to the downtown business district before dispersing quietly, but according to a police officer,no arrest has  been made  Sunday.

Demonstrators demanded a full investigation into the bus siege. President Benigno S. Aquino III of the Philippines drew particular criticism from marchers who said he did not show adequate contrition and remorse.

“I think we will still go”  said many people  who were present Sunday on the streets  when asked if they will ever spend their holidays in Philippines.

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Posted by M.P.Bogdan on Aug 29 2010. Filed under Featured News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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