The Hong Kong March in Words and Pictures

You have to visit ZonaEuropa for its wonderful photos and descriptions of the march. Sadly, he fails to tie the huge turnout to my birthday, but he does a fine job explaining why you can’t always believe the crowd estimates broadcast by the media. Superb post.

Update: Also some nice photos over at Daai Tou Lam.

The Discussion: 5 Comments

I like that information.

Though it always helps if the person is actually there, and not just watching it on television.

July 1, 2004 @ 6:26 pm | Comment

ESWN’s numbers won’t add up to the organisers because he doesn’t pick up the numbers of people who didn’t join the march from the beginning.

Lots of people joined the march somewhere in between Victoria Park and CGO to avoid having to wait under the withering sun on a dark coloured artificial surface tennis court and left before getting to CGO because of the narrowness of the path going up the hill across from HSBC.

I’ll write a few more thoughts and link in the smaller images on my page to the 1024×768 hi-res photos suitable for desktop images later.

July 1, 2004 @ 8:24 pm | Comment

wow… the people in Hong Kong certainly came out in full force to celebrate your birthday! Hope you’d picked up my e-card ๐Ÿ˜‰

July 2, 2004 @ 3:29 am | Comment

Angela, nice to hear from you. Did you get my email thanking you?

July 2, 2004 @ 8:58 am | Comment

I didn’t think the HK people had it in them to do it for 2 years running … but I guess I forgot their reaction to 1989 …

It poses a really serious challenge for the mainland government … one which quite frankly, I don’t think they have the understanding or inclination to meet effectively …

July 2, 2004 @ 10:22 am | Comment

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