Today in Beijing, the CCP held a military parade to celebrate the founding of the People’s Republic of China. There are plenty of pictures around the internet, so we won’t post any here.
The people of Hong Kong, despite applications for gatherings today being denied by the Hong Kong government, had their own parade to demonstrate again for freedom and human rights and against CCP totalitarianism and infringement of their rights.
Thousands of Hong Kongers have joined the march for democracy and human rights, carrying the trademark umbrellas that have become a symbol of the Hong Kong democracy movement (and an effective tool when facing down police pepper spray and water cannons) .
Our hopes and prayers are with the Hong Kong demonstrators. It is likely that there will be violence, unfortunately. We hope all involved (yes, even the police) will be safe and free from injury, and that the police will exercise restraint and be professional, even when faced with challenging circumstances; although, they have not been doing so in past demonstrations.