Protesters who have surrounded the central police headquarters in Hong Kong "will get to air their views, and a satisfactory solution will be reached", say the oppressive and deadly authorities in China.
The protesters have been calling for an extradition bill which critics say would erode the judicial independence of Hong Kong, to be scrapped.
The bill, which, if passed, would allow potential extradition to mainland China - and we all know what that means - has already been suspended.
The mood on Friday morning was relatively calm. Then, however, Joshua Wong, a prominent activist, incited people to march towards the police headquarters. It was surrounded, and, in the hubbub, officers were woken.
The protesters put on face masks and chanted for Carrie Lam, the Hong Kong leader, to step down. A break for noodles was then called for.
Word then came from Beijing that the authorities there wanted an end to the problem, and would "go to any lengths to achieve this."
This one looks like ending badly.