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