🌊 Yellow banners in this day and age?
Take a walk on HK's wild side
I watched Dune (2021) IMAX yesterday and it’s exactly what I expected of a sci-fi film by Denis Villeneuve.
Would I recommend it? Sure, if you’re into sci-fi, Dune, or M. Villeneuve, why not treat yourself to a 3-hour space epic?
On Today’s Tide:
Arrests & other national security updates
Highest honours for fallen officer
Events: Day of the Dead Exhibit & Jewish Film Festival
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One of the consulates is hiring
Hiking contest and other news
Universal suffrage banner gets four arrested
Three men and one woman, all aged 61 to 85, were arrested for “seditious intent” on Sunday night for unfurling a banner in Mong Kong.
The banner, suspected to breach the security law, said “I want genuine universal suffrage” in Chinese. This slogan was commonly used throughout the Umbrella Movement in 2014.
Two of the seniors arrested were seen wearing yellow, a colour associated with the pro-democracy protests of the city.
Other political updates:
Former leader of the defunct pro-independence group Studentlocalism Tony Chung may plead guilty for his charges of secession and one count of money laundering. Chung has also been charged with conspiracy to publish seditious material and one other count of money laundering.
A trial involving three significant pro-democracy figures entered its second day in the District Court on Tuesday. The three on trial (Jimmy Lai, Chow Hang-tung, and Gwyneth Ho) have been accused of inciting others to participate in unauthorised assembly at last year’s banned Tiananmen Massacre Vigil. According to the HKFP: “five democrats pleaded guilty to charges over the same prohibited rally, while 16 other defendants have been brought to court or sentenced to jail over the same case.”
The Vice-Chief of Hong Kong’s Olympics Team announced he will be running for a spot in December’s Legislative Council elections as a representative of the sports, performing arts, culture, and publication sector.
Former lawmaker Raymond Chan was let out on bail (paywall) in October after six months in prison due to his “history of cooperating with the government during his time in the legislature”.
Coronavirus in Hong Kong
New cases: 2 (one arrived from the Philippines, the other from Spain via Greece, Portugal, and Turkey)
A man who died two days after his Sinovac jab in February was living with a chronic illness of hypertension and heart problems but was not deemed unsuitable to get his dose, according to the medical personnel who administered the vaccination.
Creator(s) of the bootleg LeaveHomeSafe App beware, the government is coming after you. After the arrest of five people who attempted to use the fake version of the app, the police are trying to track down those behind “BackHomeSafe”.
Officer’s funeral attended by city’s highest officials
The funeral for a marine police officer who died on duty in September was held yesterday, with HK’s top officials in attendance. Those present included Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Chief Secretary John Lee, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng, and Secretary for Security Chris Tang.
The deceased police officer, 37-year-old Lam Yuen-yee, drowned after a collision between a suspected smuggler’s boat and the speedboat carrying Lam and her colleagues.
Lam is now buried at Wo Hop Shek Public Cemetary.
Events / Exhibitions etc
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Jewish Film Festival
One of the films featured at this upcoming festival is “Outremont and the Hasidim”, a Canadian film centred around a community of Orthodox Jews living in Montreal.
Day of the Dead – Art Alive
From the Twitter account of the Consulate of Mexico to HK: “Building on the concept of the traditional “Altar de Muertos”, three Mexican artists have created original installations that incorporate digital art, video and sound, bringing a contemporary perspective on this important festivity.”
When: 2-12 November, 2021 between 9AM-1PM and 3PM-5PM
Where: 2507-2509, 25/F Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
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