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Old 10-13-2019, 12:10 PM   #1
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Oct 13th, 2019: Protesters erect Lady Liberty statue on Hong Kong mountain top

Under cover of night, they took her up the mountain and anchored her there.

Pro-democracy protesters hauled a four-metre statue known as "Lady Liberty" to the top of a famous Hong Kong mountain early Sunday, announcing the peak would be its "final resting place".

The statue depicts a female protester in a gas mask, protective goggles and helmet, an umbrella in one hand and a black flag in the other, proclaiming the protest slogan "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times".
Protesters had been taking this 180 pound (80kg) statue around to protests.

They didn't pick this particular mountain at random:

Named because its shape resembles the big cat, Lion Rock has been a symbol of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement for years with large banners demanding freedoms or criticising Beijing frequently unfurled by hardy protesters.

"Lion Rock Spirit" is used by Hong Kongers to summarise the city's can-do attitude -- as well as its reputation for liberty compared to the authoritarian mainland.

The mountain overlooks Kowloon's densely packed working-class districts where many escaping communist China during the worst excesses of the Mao-era first settled.
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Old 10-13-2019, 12:57 PM   #2
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I'm pretty fearful for them. This is not a society that embraces immediate change.
If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you.
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Old 10-13-2019, 01:50 PM   #3
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What happened to the flag bearing hand?
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:32 PM   #4
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The umbrella is the low tech but optimistic defense against pepper spray.
Masks have been banned because of how simply and effectively they combat modern surveillance.
Unsymmetrical defenses at their best.
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Old 10-15-2019, 02:33 AM   #5
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A prime candidate for googly eyes.
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