Civil Society has supported students. Now urges dialogue.
Civil society has vigorously supported the HK students’ right to assemble their friends and families for the purpose of dissent and the presentation of ideas.
Civil society has strongly condemned violence and the denial of human rights by the China side but concomitantly applauds the recent ‘olive branch‘ of withdrawing the draconian Extradition Bill.
With that win, protestors have been gratuitously handed a responsibility and not an ego trip.
That means that responsible negotiation and reasonable discussions must be taking place with the government of Hong Kong.
If no dialogue, protests may become suspect for being hooliganism at a time when global public opinion means everything to a good outcome for Hong Kong citizens.
Chaos and disorganization among student protest is nothing new and understandable to those who have had the experience. One cannot righteously expect everyone to be so understanding. Get organized and get to the table to solve differences with government which has now made a giant leap of conciliation.
Congratulations. Take new responsibilities seriously and credibly lever achievements toward future freedoms, harmony and prosperity for the families of Hong Kong.