Hong Kong students who participated in the pro democracy movement are in a fix now. They are not being allowed to fly to Beijing to meet their leaders. They wish to press for open elections for position of chief executive which are to be held in 2017.
The three student representatives who wanted to go to Beijing to discuss the situation with the leadership were turned away from the airport and were told that they were not welcome in Beijing. The leader of this protest group, Joshua Wong has pointed out that by turning down their request to meet the leadership; their confidence in one nation concept has been nullified further.
Meanwhile the Police Commissioner in Hong Kong, Andrew Tsang has pointed out that the police force will be clearing off the main roads from city streets of Hong Kong after a judge dismissed the student protest and asked the administration to make city streets clear of protestors.
Meanwhile, the student protest which kept the administration on tenterhooks for weeks together is losing momentum. The dissent among the student leadership is evident and crowds are also decreasing on a daily basis.
Business in Hong Kong has suffered in the last few months and international tourists are also shying away from visiting the city owing to continued protests. Judging the mood of the general public, the Chief Secretary Carrie Lam has also observed that the administration will not be taking to the protestors any further.
The protests were being done to have a cleaner administration in the upcoming elections in 2017 in Hong Kong. However, situation has changed in past few weeks and the momentum of protest has died down.