Hong Kong: 1 July 2011 – Hong Kong’s annual anti-Government rally turnout the highest since 2004. The Civil Human Rights Front claimed a turnout of 218,000 people. There were quite a number of issues. Just two days before the protest, the government led by Stephen Lam Sui-lung tried to pass a bill to no longer allow by-elections, this is to block any more events similar to the Five Constituencies referendum. There were demands for Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to step down, and bring in universal suffrage to both the 2012 chief executive and Legco election.
There were complaints with land hogging and control by real estate companies. Unionists portrayed real estate tycoon Li Ka-shing as the devil. Other groups carried coffins to represent the small homes poor people live in. Hawkers complained about the high property rent that made it impossible to run their business.
There were complaints of not allowing more women from mainland China to give birth in Hong Kong. There were also people against the introduction of Communist party education (國民教育) in primary and high schools in the special administrative region. Just a few days ago, 22 top Hong Kong schools rejected the plan, claiming they were against this type of “brain wash education”. The post-90s generation were quite against this. During the protest about 228 protesters at Connaught Road were arrested.