This Old Man’s Demand Is Simply Democracy and Justice for Hong Kong

An elderly man risks his safety standing up for democracy in Hong Kong. (Screenshot/Facebook)
An elderly man risks his safety standing up for democracy in Hong Kong. (Screenshot/Facebook)

Even the older generations are standing up for democracy in Hong Kong, despite the risk to their safety.

This old man is definitely not doing this for himself, but for the future of Hong Kong.

The post appeared on Facebook on Nov. 25, showing a 78-year-old man on the front line in Occupied Mongkok.

He said: “My family doesn’t want me to come, they’re afraid that I’ll get hurt. But I want to say that it doesn’t matter because I’m old anyway. They can arrest me. My demand is very simple, I just want Hong Kong to have democracy and justice.”

Then, a tear rolls down his face.

The post got a lot of likes. Some commented:

  • A tear rolls down my heart as well when reading this.
  • Older generations are standing here fighting for my future. I feel ashamed but also angry —who makes them have no choice but to come out?
  • Uncle, though you are old, your mind is clearer than those middle-aged men. Thank you, please take care of your safety. Hong Kongers should rally together against tyranny. No one should be left behind.

 

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