Andre Vltchek from Hong Kong
was once a British police station, as well as the Victoria Prison
Compound. Hong Kong inhabitants used to tremble just from hearing its
name mentioned. This is where people were detained, interrogated,
humiliated, tortured and disappeared.
Now, after Hong Kong ‘returned to China’, it was converted into the
Tai Kwun Center – one of the biggest and the most vibrant art
institutions in Asia.
This transformation was symbolic, the same as the conversion of the
former British-era slums into public parks has been symbolic.
But now, as the pro-Western and anti-Chinese treasonous hooligans are
dividing and ruining this former U.K. colony, the old-colonialist flags
of “British Hong Kong” are being waved alongside the flags of the
United States, while Chinese flags are being humiliated, and thrown into
Rioters seem to remember nothing about those ‘good old times’
(according to them), when signs shamelessly declared: “No Dogs and
Chinese”. As they seem to close both eyes and ignore the neo-colonialism
and massacres, that both North America and Europe are constantly
committing in all corners of the world.
Now, the citizens of Hong Kong are scared. Not of the “government”,
not of the police, or Beijing: they are frightened of the so-called
protesters, of ninja-like looking young people with covered faces and
metal bars in their hands.
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