演出日期: 2014年5月31日 (六) ，7: 00 ﹣8:30 p.m
演出地點：碧街 x 新填地街 交界
At the mid night on 7th June 1989, a few days right after the massacre on 4th June at Beijing, there was a riot in Yau Ma Tei where protesters were gathering nearby Pitt Street. The chaos was spread out and more than seven thousands people gathered on the street, there were all sorts of disturbances such as people throwing things, burning cars and even looting.
A large amount of police force was then called out, firing 19 times of tear gas and arresting 15 protesters.
In that morning after this riot, a general strike, a shopkeeper strike, a student strike, and most public memorial event with an estimated 1.5 million people participating had been called off by HKAlliance. After that, leader of HKAlliance, Mr Szeto Wah said, those protesters were all from Mainland China, and tried to started the riot in HK, as to made them canceled the memorial event.
Nonetheless, this riot had kept Hong Kong people from contributing a big memorial event to the 4th June until this day, after 25 years…
’Pitt Street Riot’ is a street theater based on the documents and oral history collected from the Yau Ma Tei neighborhood.
the theatre is created based on the real story, letting fragments from the past reappear in the streets of Yau Ma Tei. The theatre consists of three storylines – A left-winged old man brushing past the ‘riot’; two lovers missing on a date because of the riot and a secondary school student at that time who tries to did an action in school to support the movement…