Flowers to remember protester who died falling from heightLocal | 16 Jun 2019 3:33 pm
White flowers filled the pavement in front of Pacific Place after a 35-year-old man fell to his death on Saturday after protesting about the fugitive law amendment on top of Pacific Place.
Leung Ling-kit went up to a working platform about 20 meters above the ground at the Admiralty shopping mall, spreading a banner against the extradition law at around 4pm yesterday. Despite of rescue efforts, he fell five hours later and died.
He left two notes, one of which talked about arrangements after his death.
Leung participated in the Occupy Movement, frequently going to the front line to confront the police, according to a man who knew him. He had no partner and did odd jobs.
Operators at Mongkok Flower Market said the number of people buying flowers went up 10 times. Most of them bought a single white flower.
Mental health of activists and others shocked by violent clashes between police and protesters has become a concern, with Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups having received 60 requests for help. People cited hopelessness and conflicts with their family and friends due to political differences.
Libby Cheung, 28, gathered a group of 10 young people to start a small workshop on a flyover near the Victoria Park to teach citizens how to make paper flowers.
She hopes those who feel depressed after hearing the death would find a way to express their grievances.
In just two hours, her workshop attracted almost 100 citizens who made their own flowers before joining the protest.