HONG KONG, June 25 (Xinhua) -- More than 1,000 Hong Kong residents, mostly young people, gathered Monday night at a music assembly here to demonstrate the spirit of loving Hong Kong and supporting the rule of law.
The Icon Music Assembly, held at MacPherson Stadium in the Mong Kok district, was jointly hosted by about 20 Hong Kong youth organizations and local associations for various sectors.
Young singers and bands were invited to perform at the assembly, which culminated in performers and audience singing the chorus Below the Lion Rock, a famous song in Hong Kong that represents the forward-looking and hard-working spirit of Hong Kong people.
During the assembly, representatives for different sectors went on stage to share their views, expressing hope that the Hong Kong society will return to peace and rationality, focus on the improvement of people's livelihood and care about the development of youths.
Elsie Leung, former Secretary for Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, said that the current-term HKSAR government has done a lot of work in improving people's livelihood and providing opportunities for young people, expressing hope that the public would unite to rebuild an orderly and harmonious society.
Three representatives respectively for taxi drivers, couriers, and property managers, Cheng Hui Lun, Wong Kwok Kuen and Tsang Wing Fai, said that as Hong Kong residents responsible for families and the whole society, they don't want to see Hong Kong's public order undermined or even disrupted.
They thanked Hong Kong police for maintaining social order and protecting people in Hong Kong.
A retired police officer surnamed Luk praised Hong Kong police's dutifulness, noting that the police showed their utter devotion to serve Hong Kong people, uphold the rule of law and safeguard social peace and stability here.
Luk also expressed his hope for young generation to do their best to develop Hong Kong, and let the "Pearl of the Orient" shine.
A college student surnamed Lee appreciated the HKSAR government for providing youths with internships to the Chinese mainland.
"I wish we students can understand what the Chinese mainland is like by our own experience, and get ready for our future," said Lee.