The voice of the people must be heard

HONG KONG (SE): People will not come into the streets and protest in the face of hard times or economic deprivation, but when their personal freedom is threatened they will flood the thoroughfares of cities, blockade government buildings, disrupt traffic and interfere with normal commercial life in order to make their voices heard.
So when three large rallies form in one week, culminating on June 16 with an estimated two million people, or over one quarter of the entire population, swelling through the city streets, it is reasonable to conclude that the people have a deep sense that their freedom is being threatened.
Hong Kong is a city of demonstrations, as evidenced on almost any day of the week by the occasional banner hung on a footpath railing...