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"Please Let Us Skate"

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"Hey you guys! Skating is prohibited in this park. Would you please be
so kind and leave. Thanks for cooperating and have a great day" exclaimed a
security guard who worked for the park.
Apparently the security guard's idea of a great day in the park means
monk-like silence. With an area restricted on roller-blading and skate-boarding,
we are forced to skate elsewhere. "As a security guard for the past year, I want
to keep the park as safe as possible," says the security guard. "Skaters get in
the way. Skaters are crashing into other people who are just here to relax. It
is very dangerous and it is prohibited in this park."
Well, for one thing, roller-blading hasn't been accepted as a sport here
in Hong Kong and will continue to be that way unless something is done about the
places where skaters are allowed to skate. There are many places where cycling
is allowed but where skating is not allowed. Why is this? Maybe it is because
people here don't feel that we skaters deserve the right any cyclists, or
anything on wheels, have. All we ask for is a decent place to skate where we
wouldn't have our rights denied.
I have been skating for two and a half ...

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