This is just a brief transcript of a phone call with a KEEPer. You can catch a lot more of what’s happening here:
E jumping past numerous barricades…heavy breathing
They are almost storming the convention center, congregating in front of the convention center
Helicopter in the air
Police are surrounding the convention center
E at the front (peasants league are taking up the front)
Lot of people flushing eyes w/water but running out of water
Streets are slippery from all the poured water
Wrested away one police shield
In the background can be heard drums and screaming, sound of shield clashing/crashing
Riot police are pushing forward into the crowd.
They pushed up their position so it’s now more difficult for the protesters to get through.
Mixture of protesters & people w/cameras wanting to take picture
Int’l group of around 6 doing a “sit-in” in front of the riot police. They are multi-racial…can’t make out exactly who they are
Some kind of gas coming through the air…looks like tear gas
HK citizens donated goggles/water/juice/food/water yesterday. So a lot of people today are wearing those goggles
Drums beat relentlessly
Korean protesters are split up into two groups. Junnong & kctu. Heard that KCTU are badly hurt.
Protesters are tearing apart railing/fencing. Lots of screeching/klanging noice…with continual drum beats
There are a lot of regular HK citizens out here mixed in with the protesters in the street. So many cameras…
Down down WTO chants to the backdrop of drums and kwengari
Silence…wind howling eerily…
Dynamic Poongmool( 3che) starts up again
Protesters are surrounding the convention center so the delegates cannot leave
Cries of triumph can be heard midst “down down wto” chants. Mixed in with “down down usa”
HK citizens are passing out saran wraps so the farmers can cover their eyes
Most people in the front have saran wraps or goggles. Sitting down and waiting. As a side noteMany farmers have on life jackets from Monday's swim in the bay.
Protesters tried to break through again and got pepper gassed...
--HK will never be a quiet city again—