- Oct 27, 2017
Protest movement started in June. Ransacking of LegCo was 1 of July. Carrie Lam announced that the bill was dead mid July. This was published 31 July. The bill is still on the table as far as due process is concerned.Another screenshot created from lihkg propaganda groups. It's basically the old index published before the protest movement started (look in the date"July 31")
Occupying movement basically paralyzed Legislative Council and shut down the whole facility, I could not foresee the Legislative Council would be even operational again in this whole year.
I don't think SAR government would even concede to any of the five demands listed from protesters except for the first one, it would basically commit a political sucide and resulted losing support force and complete legitimacy of governance.
" If it’s a commission for truth and reconciliation, then that could have wide public support. But so far, the opposition has shown no interest in reconciliation, only criminalizing and punishing the police for maintaining laws and orders."
Reconciliation needs to come from the HK Government and the HK Police Force. There has been little transparency and press have had to squeeze answers out of press conferences to get any substantial answers. Both the government and police keep playing the avoid the questions games. They are not upholding the HK rule of law. They are stepping above it and bending it to whatever interpretation best fits their narrative and goal.
The protests started calm but the government ignored 2 million voices and tried to go ahead with the second reading. Obviously things were only get worse from here. The police have way more weapons and power here. If anything it should be the police and government stepping down saying they were wrong and give in to at least the withdrawal of the bill. Buy if course Beijing would never let that so it will continue to become a stalemate mess.