‘A Reflection on Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement’ by Damian Robin The Society January 27, 2015 Falun Dafa, News of Note, Poetry Though tear gas spiraled through receding light and wrung out tears and mangled up clear sight; and though the bitter gas was spiked with hate, the thin-clad crowd did not retaliate. The death of freedom’s wrapped in “legal” care not the “Open fire!” on Tiananmen Square where peaceful rules faced tanks in single file – the communist regime has changed its style. As this is not the mainland years ago and news teams round the world appear to know, the massacre has moved to closed-off scenes, no daytime deaths will viral up our screens. State slander and coercion choke Hong Kong with hands as dark as used on Falun Gong. Robin, Damian is lives in England. He works for an international newspaper and a bilingual magazine. He lives with his wife and three children. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.