Rallies resume in Hong Kong on Friday, September 27. This is just a day after the Chief Executive Carrie Lam held a community session, in which she faced criticisms from citizens who blame her for not listening to the requests of the Hong Kong people.
Thousands of protesters gather in Edinburgh Place.
While chanting slogans, they lit up the outside of City Hall with the lights from their cell phones. Others use lasers pointers to try to hinder police cameras surveillance efforts.
Victor Tam, a 25-year-old who works in the telecommunication industry says they hold the rally to “shed light on the people who were arrested and detained at the Sun Uk Ling detention centre.”
There is no information to show how the detainees are treated, continued Tam.
King Tan, a 20-year-old accountant, conveys the same message that he wants to show his support for the detainees because there is little information about what is happening to them.
An anonymous rally participant says, “The police hated the protesters" and “it's almost like a tradition that the police will not treat them nicely” after their arrests.
Many others express their concern and worry for the detainees. They want to know the fate of the detained protesters.
So far, Lam has offered no concrete conciliatory actions, prompting China analysts to think that her hope to dispel tensions before this weekend’s planned rallies, in a lead-up to the October 1st celebrations of China’s National Day, is unlikely to succeed.