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Something that doesn’t make headlines due to the lack of drama and level of civility are the many crowds that form in order to just discuss what is happening in relation to the protests.
Talks ranged from the communist’s approach to the movement, who is really in charge in Beijing, how well informed many mainland Chinese actually are about the protests in Hong Kong, the beginning of the occupy protests with first hand accounts of the firing of teargas and media’s misrepresentation of the events thus far.
Andy Yung Wai-Yib or known by his protest name, ‘Captain America’ was arrested yesterday for pushing an anti-protester away with his shield.
Bailed out today for $100 HKD (£8) with his shield and protective gear confiscated. Captain America was back in Mong Kok brandishing a sign instead that said ‘Stay Strong’.
Captain America continued to show his support for protesters by rallying a cheerful crowd to his banner at the barricades in front of the police and anti-protesters.
In English the sign on top of Lion Rock translates as “I want true votes’.
Earlier today the police removed the sign by helicopter. The significance of the Lion Rock (besides being Lion shaped rock) can be read here – http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beneath_the_Lion_Rock (Cantonese pop song that is the unofficial anthem of Hong Kong) and here – http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Below_the_Lion_Rock (Cantonese TV Series).