At 8am a crowd of about 50 mainland China protesters are lined up outside the Hong Kong Central Government building. The are protesting a commercial dispute that they claim is a Hong Kong company. They are told by the police that they must stay in a small area of the public sidewalk and barricaded in. I tell them that they have rights to come on the sidewalk and any public place and hold a sign if they so choose. The police who I believe respect my knowledge of freedoms for people, do not intervene. The people being from mainland China and the fear of any police is paramount to their thinking. They remain in the pen until the last moment when they all come out to the sidewalk. This is all peaceful and correct.
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