Automated protest in front of the Citibank in Central

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Automated protest at CitiBank in Central, HK

Automated protest at CitiBank in Central, HK

Automated protest at CitiBank in Central, HK

Automated protest at CitiBank in Central, HK

Ah Hong Kong, you never cease to amaze me. These are pictures taken in Central, the city’s main international business area, in front of the local Citibank branch. A protest is going on: the people who instigated it are asking Citibank for compensation for failed financial products that they bought, namely something called equity-linked note

But where are the protesters?

Answer: well, on this occasion, they were there and distributing fliers while a loudspeaker blurted out anti-Citibank slogans. But days earlier when I passed by, they were not. And actually, on that day, the whole protest was automated, while the protesters went for lunch or something!

Here is an audio recording that I made with a lady who was nice enough to explain the situation (in Cantonese — okay, I did not get a word of what she said):
http://commeleschinois.ca/media/ds400194.wma

The lady told me that their group has a website: http://www.lbv.org.hk/

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