On the 69th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, people took to the streets of Hong Kong Island to march. A few dozen pro-Hong Kong independence people held up flags with the phrase “Hong Kong Independence” near the footbridge between Hennessy Road and Arsenal Street, Wanchai. Baggio Chung-hang LEUNG, former lawmaker disqualified for his “Hong Kong is not China” proclamation, new spokesman of Hong Kong National Front, a HK pro-independence group, also joined the action.
Leung: Separatists should carry out division of labor
When interviewed by TMHK, Baggio Leung said that integration of different pro-independence camps in HK, and even of different opposition camps in HK, is an inevitable, general tendency, for Hong Kong has neither “a normal political environment” nor a democratic government. Under such circumstances, division into too many different parties is meaningless. In the face of increasing suppression by the government, Leung thought that the pro-independence camp would be the first to bear the brunt. So “going underground” is a necessary strategy. And separatists should carry out division of labor. “Those who are already exposed can only continue what they have been doing above broad; other organizers or individuals should keep a low profile and do what they have to do.” As for what plans the pro-independence camp have for the future, Baggio Leung said that they could only be done rather than spoken, that people would see the fruits when they succeeded.
Leung explained how he joined the Hong Kong National Front
A few months ago, when the HKSAR Government was going to ban the Hong Kong National Party, the former spokesperson of the Hong Kong National Front coincidentally withdrew. So they approached Leung. Both parties agreed that since the pro-independence camp going underground was going to be a general trend, it would not be a good idea to find someone new to the public to take the post. And the solution is to find someone already exposed.. Leung was then appointed their spokesman. Leung thought that this would display the solidarity of the pro-independence camp.
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