POLITICS – Occupy HK Refuse to Speak to Media 5

Upset that the mainstream media won’t air/publish their “lengthy and heartfelt exchanges“, Hong Kong’s Occupy movement is refusing to speak to the press as they “cannot possibly distil what this movement is about“… As literally ones of people remain under HSBC, none of the news coverage this week touched on the what exactly the group were campaigning for/against.

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Voice of America reported that the remaining activists “…call themselves “anarchists” and refuse to talk to the media or engage in public debate. Instead, they spend hours surfing the web on Apple computers.” No doubt this will make as good an impression on locals as the empty KFC boxes and beer bottles strewn around the site.

The HK movement has nothing in common with every other Occupy camp around the world, bar the name they are tarnishing. Other cities form media liaison committees in order to get their message across – raising awareness of issues such as inequality, corporatism and under-regulation.

Their misplaced hostility towards the press can be witnessed in this Time Out video from Monday evening (when the camp was due to be evicted)…

When the global media focussed on their camp this week, they chose to remain silent. Congratulatory slow claps all round…

See also: Occupy Hong Kong a Bit Embarrassing; Asked to Leave.

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