The new “red” elementary school curriculum controversy continues to ferment in the past week and parent groups have joined in with the concerned student and teacher groups to stop the government from introducing the curriculum in this September.
Yesterday on July 29, 2012, tens of thousand Hong Kong people took to the streets to protest against the brainwashing nature of the curriculum. Despite warnings of extremely hot weather, many parents brought their babies along. Below is a selection of yesterday's rally photos, all with permission to use:
The banner said: “Papa Mama stepping out. Let's stop the national education.” Photo taken by Josephine Tsang.
The Banner of one of the major organizing bodies, Scholarism. It reads: “Withdraw the red brainwashing curriculum; Chinese Communist Party members should not be the writers”. Photo taken by Josephine Tsang.
Protesters gathered outside the government headquarters with their banner against communist brainwashing curriculum. Photo by Josephine Tsang.
Father rallying with his daughter. Photo taken by Tigerątko Kao
A father is feeding his new born baby during the rally. Photo taken by Benson Tsang.
The rally organizers said that approximately 90 thousand citizens participated in the protest. The photo shows the gathering at a corner of Victoria Park. Photo taken by Benson Tsang
The wooden placard states: Revolution education is so powerful. The party is your grandpa and mother. You give everything to the party. The party sends their own offspring to the U.S and Canada. Photo taken by Benson Tsang.
The protest balloon signifies “hope for the future” in the rally. Photo by Benson Tsang.
The protester wore a washing machine on his head with the Chinese national flag banner in his hand: Forced to be Patriotic? Photo by Twitter user JaJia
Primary school child protester says: “No more brain washing. The brain will breakdown!” Photo taken by inmediahk.net
Hong Kong Indian community says: “We want diversity not homogeneity. Please give me Chinese language education, not brainwashing education!” Photo taken by inmediahk.net
The government campus is filled with protesters who crossed their arms as a gesture to stop the implementation of national education curriculum. Photo by inmediahk.net
These Hong Kong protesters are traiters. They are what we call ‘Bananas’. They should thank the mother country for giving them back their 1st class citizenship but instead some of them even want to return to 2nd class citizen status to be governed by a colonial government.
Shame on them. They have no self-respect.
The people of Hong Kong seemed remarkably content under the dictatorial British regime. Now, with their prosperity and access to democracy vastly improved under the CCP, they’re complaining?
There’s no pleasing some people.
Why did H K people under the British colonial rule seem happier than under China? First, although the British did not give democracy to H K, yet British government understood the concept of good government: rule of law, clean government and law and order. Under the Chinese system, they reject the checks and balances of a civil society and encourages lack of transparency and therefore corruption. Second, most of the H K people are descendants of if not they are escapees from China. They prefer a life style different from the Mainland’s. Thirdly, China promised One Country Two Systems, and H K people govern H K. It seems these promises are being obliterated.
why do people think its all about being patriotic? its about equal opportunities for those who always wanted thier kids abroad. now you don’t even have too.. It is only self resposibilities that are needed.
Everyone can have his one opion. if they feeling not well with some points of the goverment, they should say “Here i am. I have a problem with your work, goverment!!”