Right after I posted on disappointing protests in Hong Kong, a pair of protests occur this past Sunday that are directly related. One was a rally calling for the release of Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei, who was detained en route to Hong Kong for some mystery “economic crimes” last week; the other – why, budget protests again of course.
Both had a relatively wimpy turnout. The budget protest lost a lot of fuel since the 6-10,000 estimated in number last March, and only drew around 360 attendees, but even sadder, apparently ” up to40 protestors” marched for Ai.
To be fair, I am starting to get a better idea of what the other angles are on the budget proposal, and think there is a lot more to explore — however, seems to me the HK public are not exactly dealing with this in the most effective way. And still disappointing, I don’t think enough HKers care enough about their soon-to-be, if not already, rulers, China.