Awaiting a democratic Hong Kong
My government lied about how many people attended the protest today. They set the number to be a measly 63,000 when the organizers said there were 250,000. It's never been that much difference. Not even close. As a person who was there I truly felt it was exactly about half the size of the July 1st 2003 protest, which the numbers who turned up was 500,000 (More later about this) but it just occurred to me why it serves the government to make the number so low, because it helps the media to lie.
I just watched the ATV 24 hours news again, while when I got home they mentioned that the protest in Hong Kong had a discrepancy in reporting of the numbers, just now a few hours later that's completely disappeared. The news simply said, "Today's democratic Protest in Hong Hong the government announced the numbers attended was 63,000." That was it.
I knew my government could do a lot of stupid things, but I never thought they would corroborate with the police to lie, and then the news media will just report their line.
This is not a good development at all.