And Hong Kong did go down gradually. The importance is diminishing and even Trump knows it. This protest looks very much like Sunflower in Taiwan except the consequences are not as critical. An anxious crowd feeling vulnerable because once all superior feelings against Mainland are gradually gone. You can only view this in a few years later and clearly see the nonsense. In a way this is indeed a landmark event when Hong Kong being absorbed in China. Believe me, some of the protesters will try to find jobs in China in a year.