March reflects lack of support, state daily saysLocal | 9 Dec 2019 6:28 pm
The smaller turnout for the march yesterday goes to show the lack of public support for unrest, the state paper, the China Daily says in a comment.
“... instead of demonstrating support for the threat of further disruption, Sunday’s march served to show how much the opposition camp has become detached from the general public, as the number of participants was fewer than the organizer boasted of beforehand.
“Many residents in Hong Kong are fed up with the violence and disruption that have plagued the city for months. The record turnout for the district council elections showed they want to express their views peacefully.''
The comment also says that the downsizing of the rally indicates that an increasing number of residents have realized that the violence and vandalism by the rioters, which often seem to be just for the hell of it, serve only the interests of the anti-Beijing cliques and their overseas backers, not the interests of Hong Kong.