About 3,000 Hong Kong Chinese yesterday (Friday) staged their biggest anti-British demonstration of the week.?
About 3,000 Hong Kong Chinese yesterday (Friday) staged their biggest anti-British demonstration of the week. A day-long parade of chanting, singing demonstrators waving booklets of Mao Tse-Tung's saying, filed past Government House in protest against alleged brutality by the authorities during recent industrial unrest.
Fist-shaking demonstrators shouted and plastered the gates and walls of Government House with posters urging "Go home English". Police let bout 500 demonstrators at a time enter the narrow street giving direct access to the entrance of Government House.
Then in groups of about 80 the demonstrators went through a programme of recitations, songs and anti-British slogans for about half-an-hour before moving on.
Only about 10 policemen were on duty outside the main gates, but strong squads posted at strategic points ensured that only organised demonstrators entered the street.
In industrial Kowloon, scene of the initial trouble, the situation was quiet and it was business as usual in most of the colony's bars and nightclubs.
Today (Saturday) continued outside Government House but the Governor, Sir David Trench, was believed to be spending the weekend privately in another part of the colony.