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Yes, as the title says, I woke up this morning feeling quite guilty…
Not because I’m exhausted from watching both full football matches last night, (with both matches going to extra time!), but because I didn’t attend yesterday’s democracy protest.
I’m a permanent resident of Hong Kong now, and almost every issue that over 100,000 people marched for yesterday was for my benefit. I believe in what the protesters marched for and I selfishly made the choice not to attend.
I did have a really fun family day, with swimming and playing with dolls with my daughter. I play with dolls more than most adults should… I loved yesterday. However, there were more important issues at hand. I should have joined my fellow Hong Kongers on the street and I won’t make that mistake again.
We have recently seen the power of the people in Hong Kong, with a group called Scholarism, that forced the Education Bureau to back down over it’s planned national education curriculum in 2012, and this group is once again a major player in this fight for democracy.
It will be very interesting what happens with this and the OccupyCentral campaign. It seems that we have a big fight on our hands, and I for one feel very appreciative of the thousands of people who stood up on our behalf yesterday.
How about you? Did you attend the protest? If so, how was it? If not, do you regret not doing so?
Have a great day!