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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong protests
Unread postPosted: November 13th, 2019, 8:46 am 
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Hong Kong on ‘brink of a total breakdown’

HONG KONG — Police fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong’s Central financial district and at demonstrators on the other side of the harbor on Tuesday as a senior officer said the unrest had brought the city to “the brink of total breakdown.”

The clashes took place a day after police shot a protester at close range and a man was doused with petrol and set on fire in some of the worst violence in the Chinese-ruled city in decades.

More than 1,000 protesters, many wearing office clothes and face masks, rallied in Central for a second day during lunch hour, blocking roads below some of the city’s tallest skyscrapers and most expensive real estate.

After they had dispersed, police fired tear gas at the remaining protesters on old, narrow Pedder St. Police made more than a dozen arrests, many pinned up on the pavement against the wall of luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co.

Police said masked “rioters” had committed “insane” acts, throwing trash, bicycles and other debris on to metro tracks and overhead power lines, paralyzing transport in the former British colony. TV footage showed activists dropping heavy objects from overpasses on to traffic below, just missing a motorcyclist.

“Our society has been pushed to the brink of a total breakdown,” Senior Superintendent Kong Wing-cheung told a briefing.

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Hong Kong on ‘brink of a total breakdown’

HONG KONG — Police fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong’s Central financial district and at demonstrators on the other side of the harbor on Tuesday as a senior officer said the unrest had brought the city to “the brink of total breakdown.”

The clashes took place a day after police shot a protester at close range and a man was doused with petrol and set on fire in some of the worst violence in the Chinese-ruled city in decades.

More than 1,000 protesters, many wearing office clothes and face masks, rallied in Central for a second day during lunch hour, blocking roads below some of the city’s tallest skyscrapers and most expensive real estate.

After they had dispersed, police fired tear gas at the remaining protesters on old, narrow Pedder St. Police made more than a dozen arrests, many pinned up on the pavement against the wall of luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co.

Police said masked “rioters” had committed “insane” acts, throwing trash, bicycles and other debris on to metro tracks and overhead power lines, paralyzing transport in the former British colony. TV footage showed activists dropping heavy objects from overpasses on to traffic below, just missing a motorcyclist.

“Our society has been pushed to the brink of a total breakdown,” Senior Superintendent Kong Wing-cheung told a briefing.

Paid black block protesters. Crush them like grapes on a supermarket floor.

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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong protests
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seoulbro wrote:
Hong Kong on ‘brink of a total breakdown’

HONG KONG — Police fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong’s Central financial district and at demonstrators on the other side of the harbor on Tuesday as a senior officer said the unrest had brought the city to “the brink of total breakdown.”

The clashes took place a day after police shot a protester at close range and a man was doused with petrol and set on fire in some of the worst violence in the Chinese-ruled city in decades.

More than 1,000 protesters, many wearing office clothes and face masks, rallied in Central for a second day during lunch hour, blocking roads below some of the city’s tallest skyscrapers and most expensive real estate.

After they had dispersed, police fired tear gas at the remaining protesters on old, narrow Pedder St. Police made more than a dozen arrests, many pinned up on the pavement against the wall of luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co.

Police said masked “rioters” had committed “insane” acts, throwing trash, bicycles and other debris on to metro tracks and overhead power lines, paralyzing transport in the former British colony. TV footage showed activists dropping heavy objects from overpasses on to traffic below, just missing a motorcyclist.

“Our society has been pushed to the brink of a total breakdown,” Senior Superintendent Kong Wing-cheung told a briefing.

thought the protests were getting smaller after Peking withdrew the extradition bill with Hong Kong.

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Unread postPosted: November 13th, 2019, 10:53 am 
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I saw that guy doused in gas and set on fire.

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iron horse jockey wrote:
I saw that guy doused in gas and set on fire.

And the eighteen year old protester who was shot in the chest.

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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong protests
Unread postPosted: November 15th, 2019, 9:19 am 
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This isn't even close to being over.

Hong Kong at a standstill
Gov’t nixes curfew as protesters paralyze territory

HONG KONG — Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters paralyzed parts of the city for a fourth successive day Thursday, forcing schools to close and blocking highways, as students built campus barricades and the government dismissed rumours of a curfew.

Protesters have torched vehicles and buildings, hurled gasoline bombs at police stations and trains, dropped debris from bridges onto traffic below and vandalized shopping malls and campuses, raising questions about how and when more than five months of unrest can be brought to an end.

A 70-year-old street cleaner believed to have been hit in the head by a brick Wednesday died Thursday, the hospital said.

Police said he was believed to have been hit by “hard objects hurled by masked rioters” during his lunch break.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, speaking in Brazil, said stopping violence was the most urgent task right now for Hong Kong, China’s state CCTV television reported.

He said China continued to firmly support Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam.

China has a garrison of up to 12,000 troops in Hong Kong who’ve kept to barracks, but it has vowed to crush any attempts at independence, a demand from a very small minority of protesters.

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Unread postPosted: November 15th, 2019, 10:01 am 
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It's my understanding the protests are smaller now and they're not blocking off movement in parts of the territory.

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Fashionista wrote:
It's my understanding the protests are smaller now and they're not blocking off movement in parts of the territory.

That aint what I am seeing.

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Herman wrote:
Fashionista wrote:
It's my understanding the protests are smaller now and they're not blocking off movement in parts of the territory.

That aint what I am seeing.

Fash and Shen say the protests are petering out. Everything I have read says otherwise.

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Unread postPosted: November 18th, 2019, 6:34 pm 
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The Real action is at the polytechnic college at this time

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cc wrote:
The Real action is at the polytechnic college at this time

Is that the only place?

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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong protests
Unread postPosted: November 18th, 2019, 6:56 pm 
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seoulbro wrote:
Herman wrote:
Fashionista wrote:
It's my understanding the protests are smaller now and they're not blocking off movement in parts of the territory.

That aint what I am seeing.

Fash and Shen say the protests are petering out. Everything I have read says otherwise.

One of the main demands has been met..

Working people returned to work..

The protesters now are very young.

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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong protests
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This was posted on Global News here. Zetsu understands the language?


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TheVancouverGuy wrote:
This was posted on Global News here. Zetsu understands the language?

I can understand a few words of Cantonese.

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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong protests
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Trump will sign a Hong Kong democracy act today. This will make China happy.

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seoulbro wrote:
Trump will sign a Hong Kong democracy act today. This will make China happy.

Oh my...
:ohmy:
I'll take a look at the details tonight.

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seoulbro wrote:
Trump will sign a Hong Kong democracy act today. This will make China happy.

What does it do? What does it mean for Hong Kong?


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Unread postPosted: November 22nd, 2019, 6:52 am 
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TheVancouverGuy wrote:
seoulbro wrote:
Trump will sign a Hong Kong democracy act today. This will make China happy.

What does it do? What does it mean for Hong Kong?

First I heard about it too.

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Hong Kong protests simmer as city prepares for crucial local elections

An uneasy calm settled over Hong Kong on Saturday as the city prepared to go to the polls for local elections seen as a referendum on months of anti-government protests, after weeks of especially violent clashes between police and demonstrators.

On the grounds of the besieged Polytechnic University on the Kowloon peninsula, a dwindling number of protesters desperately sought a way out and others vowed not to surrender, days after some of the worst violence since anti-government demonstrations escalated in June.

One student protester who escaped the police cordon around the university without being arrested said on Saturday he had not expected the elections to go ahead.

“I don’t feel optimistic about the outcome at all,” he said.

The city is under tight security as a record 1,104 people gear up to run for 452 district council seats in Sunday’s elections.

A record 4.1 million Hong Kong people, from a population of 7.4 million, have enrolled to vote, spurred in part by registration campaigns during months of protests.

For the first time, riot police will guard all polling stations in the city and almost all officers in the 31,000-strong force will be on duty, the South China Morning Post reported on Friday, citing a senior police source.
https://globalnews.ca/news/6208880/hong ... ion-polls/

I don't know how real these elections are.

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Hong Kong protests simmer

HONG KONG — An uneasy calm settled over Hong Kong Saturday as the city prepared to stage local elections seen as a referendum on months of anti-government protests, after weeks of especially violent clashes between police and demonstrators.

On the grounds of the besieged Polytechnic University in Kowloon, a dwindling number of protesters desperately sought a way out and others vowed not to surrender, days after some of the worst violence since anti-government demonstrations escalated in June.

One student protester who escaped the police cordon without being arrested said Saturday he hadn’t expected the elections to go ahead. “I don’t feel optimistic about the outcome at all,” he said, , predicting that the discontent will only escalate. “I cannot see the end in sight.”

Just after midnight, a man dressed in a white shirt and face mask was led out by the hand by another man and taken into a nearby police van.

A small group of medics roamed the campus early on Sunday, searching the buildings looking for remaining protesters believed to be holed up inside. The city is under tight security as a record 1,104 people gear up to run for 452 district council seats in Sunday’s elections..

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