6000港媽：不做天安門母親 6000 Moms: No Tiananmen Mothers
愛子心無盡 呼兒問苦辛 （清 蔣士銓）… Continue reading
6月14晚，遮打花園堆滿6000人潮，大部分是母親，不少身穿黑衣，手持康乃馨，參加「香港媽媽反送中集氣大會」，手持「為母則剛」、「Don’t shoot our kids」（不要槍射我兒）等紙牌標語。
6000 people completely filled Chater Garden on 14 June evening. Most of them were mothers, dressed in black holding carnations, participated in a sit-in against police brutality and the China extradition law. Some held “Mother is strong” and ‘Don’ t shoot our kids’ and other placard slogans.
Former Legislators Audrey Eu, Cy Ho, Lee Cheuk-yan, and former IPCC member Christine Fang attended.
May Chan, wife of Rev Yuen Tin-yau says the name of Hong Kong’s mother reminds her of the ‘Tiananmen Mothers’. The youth became protesters against the authoritarian government and not a riot mob. The protest on 12 June is not a riot. Hong Kong mothers should not be Tiananmen mothers. We must organize before our children are shot.
Mothers came to the stage to express their anger, including the ‘heroic mother’ Lu Jincheng, who touched countless Hong Kong people, by her emotional persuasion of the police to back down with tears. She recalled what happened and is angry that Carrie Lam is an unfit mother and chief executive. Lam should step down.
On 12 June, the police violently cleared the young protesters using tear gas, bean bags and rubber bullets. Carrie Lam later gave a ‘Mother’s Child Theory’, which angered numerous Hong Kong mothers, who initiated the rally.
A number of Executive Council members and political heavyweights, including Bernard Chan, Executive Council Convener, Council member Ronnie Tong, Jasper Tsang, ex-Chair of Legislative Council, and the former senior government officials, all spoke in unison, hoping that the government would suspend the amendments.