Kites for Democracy
During the 1989 democracy movement, the students protesting peacefully on Tiananmen Square never showed any fear, even when threatened by the army. When the government sent in helicopters, the students flew kites to interfere with them. Today we imitate their act, to express our longing for democracy and our hope that one day, the kites of democracy will fly above China.
Date: Sunday, May 19
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Clear Water Bay Country Park, Sai Kung
Meeting time: 1pm
Meeting point: University Circle, City University of Hong Kong
Kites for Democracy: Start at 2pm
Return time: 5 pm
Participants can travel by themselves to Clear Water Bay Country Park, Sai Kung
If you wish to use our transport, the fee is $40 for a return trip. We can also order kites on your behalf for $10.
In case of stormy weather, the event might be cancelled. Please be on the look out for notice.
There are stalls selling kites in the area. Participants can also purchase kites from them.
- Please bring your own water.
To sign up:
Please fill in the relevant form and return it to Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, either in person or by mail. Please enclose a cheque payable to Hong Kong Alliance or a receipt of deposit for the correct amount.
If you are bringing your own kite and travelling by yourself, please contact the Alliance Secretariat on 27826111 to notify us of the number of people in your party, in order to help us to estimate the number of participants.
- Groups and organisations are welcome to arrange their own events at the above venue on the day, and join in the kite flying in the afternoon.