Following two weeks of chaotic unrest, Hong Kong is finally coming back to normality. Smooth flow of traffic through Cross Harbor Tunnel is a perfect symbol. Since November 13, the key transport link was closed and was reopened on Wednesday. The tunnel was blocked by anti-government protesters. The violence was taking away the peace and its dramatic escalation was affecting the routine life of the people. According to officials, around 42 tons of the debris, that was lying around the tunnel, was cleared. The tunnel is near to the same Polytechnic University where protesters were demonstrating and there was a standoff with the police.
Hong Kong was more subdued over the weekend as protesters didn’t want district council elections to get affected by the violence. The current peace came up after pro-democracy parties won the elections. They won 90% of the seats and that came as a big relief for the people. However, the government isn’t happy with the victory. The media is also not talking much about the victory.
Carry Lam, city’s leader said on Tuesday - "There are people who want to express the view that they could no longer tolerate the violence on the streets, (and) there are people who felt that the government has not handled competently the legislative exercise and its aftermath". People of Hong Kong gave a perfect response to the government for not handling things gracefully.
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