Last Night in Ferguson (9.28-9.29): Last night’s protest was one of the in Ferguson this month, proving once again that the residents of Ferguson/STL County are some of the most resilient and inspiring in all the land. The police were literally holding peaceful protesters hostage late into the night (folks who were complying with all police requests) so they could negotiate with the remaining folks to leave, but the protesters didn’t back down. Eventually all arrestees were released, and many plan to be back out there tonight.
Injustice in Ferguson continues, but despite it, community now thrives too. This is still happening. Are you still paying attention? #staywoke #farfromover
Don’t forget we have to wake up Green Day tomorrow.
Ok just a reminder to everyone: If you’re planning on tweeting billie joe armstrong “wake up” or something tomorrow, DON’T. The song is about his father’s death and so it’s really personal and treating it like a joke isn’t the right thing to do. Plus he’s asked so many times for people to stop and no one listens so yeah. Please don’t do that.
***URGENT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***
Grindr, a popular app for gay men, now carries an urgent warning for users in Egypt. According to many sources, Egyptian authorities are posing as LGBT people on various social media sites to identify and arrest homosexual people. The app is urging users in the region to proceed with extreme caution, especially when identifying themselves or arranging meetings/hookups. While so far the focus seems to be on gay men, all LGBT people in the area should be cautious. Reports show that Egyptian police have carried out violent raids on private homes which lead to the arrests of several gay men. These men were then subjected to disturbing medical “exams.” Police also raided an LGBT party last year, violently arresting many and sentencing them to up to 12 years hard labour. While homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt, athorities are using sexual deviance, debauchery and insulting public morals as terms for the crackdown. Many claim this fresh attack on the LGBT community is lead by President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi who wishes for his country to be more Islamic.
For all of my LGBT friends here on tumblr, please be extremely careful as this situation develops. Remember to clear your search history, use private browsing if possible, and be extremely cautious with who you talk to online.
the US is unreal like girls cant wear shorts to school, you can literally lose your job for being gay, and unarmed black children are brutally murdered on the regular but white ppl r still like “what a beautiful country. i can freely carry a gun for no reason and some of our mountains look like presidents. god bless”
you see the above photo? no, it’s not from ten years ago, or five, it’s right now. this photo was taken merely 4 hours from now, 28th of september 2014, in hong kong. the people wearing the gas masks and carry guns are the policemen of hong kong. It is ridiculous to see the armor and protection the police have, and seriously, it seems as if we’re going to war. And in many ways, we are.
If you don’t know what’s happening here, basically over 30 thousand people have taken to the streets of hong kong to protest about the universal suffrage for the chief executive election in 2017 and the Legislative Council elections in 2020, according to international standards.
If you didn’t understand that, basically china government are picking candidates for hong kong to choose from and hong kong feel that they do not have the freedom they should have, as hong kong should be more independent than this after the handover.
Recently, many have risen to protest against the decision that the Beijing government has made, and the decision of the government to go along with it. Within the citizens of hong kong, the democrats have joined forces with the people to form a disobedience movement against the decision, trying to gain full democracy for the citizens of hong kong. This movement has officially started on the 27th of september, around 1:30AM. There has been increasing amounts of adults, elderly, and even students who have joined the "occupy central" movement, which plans to “occupy” and stand ground in central, admiralty and wanchai region of hong kong.
Now many may think that this may seem a very peaceful and relatively calm movement. This is not true. Despite the many claims that “this is a peaceful protest”, over the course of time it has progressed to much more. Police are now arriving by the hundreds, using pepper spray, tear gas bullets, and batons to restrict the people from entering certain areas. In many videos, and pictures above, they are seen exploding tear gas bombs in large crowds, causing people to scatter, only to come back. In one video I have seen, an elderly man was pulled away from the crowd, by a police officer, and purposely sprayed with pepper spray AT POINT BLANK DISTANCE. The smoke you see above in the pictures is tear gas, and not a harmless substance you thought it was. Yes, it really clouds hundreds of people, causing them to not see, suffocate, and in some cases, faint.
This is more than meets to the eye. Many of the protesters are students, in fact, uni students, who is actually of age. Joining this protest has lead to them boycotting school, therefore putting a stop to their education, and their future. Furthermore, since they are 18, if arrested, this could go on their permanent record. Many stress that students do not know what they are doing to themselves, yet masses have already started to go on strike. Students are said to have boycotted for a week, and are looking to continue to October 1st, the national day.
The protest is still going on as of right now, and as it is monday, there have been talks of work and school being cancelled, as roads are blocked and people cannot get to work. it honestly does not seem that this protest is going to end soon, and though the Chief Executive has spoken up that the election is still going forth, people are determined to bring upon a change to hong kong. This boycotting and strike is taking a great toll on hong kong, economically, politically and environmentally. If masses of people continue to block the roads of hong kong, who knows what will happen?
Please pray for hong kong, and hope that we can soon come to a peaceful compromise to solve this chaos that is going on right now.
sorry for all the hk posts, but this all needs to be heard.
don’t just pray, spread it.
i don’t know how long they’ll be able to hold out for, but even if the protesters are dispersed, the message has been sent. it’s gone international; the world knows about us now.
let’s get the world on our side.
it is now 7:30AM. the protest has now been going on for over 24 hours. there are still masses of people gathered on the streets of hong kong. what has the government or the chinese government done? nothing.
this is a democratic movement that deserves to be taken notice of. it has the potential to become bigger than the 6/4 tiananmen protest 25 years ago. please don’t let this go unnoticed.
im coming friend
im here i love u
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The murder of young Black Men by police continues.
oh for fucks SAKE
Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…
He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.
and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…