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  • Hong Kong Protesters Combat the Surveillance State

    10/10/2019 10:07:30 PM PDT · by zipper · 26 replies
    ReasonTV ^ | Oct. 4, 2019 | unknown (Reason TV)
    Encryption, other privacy measures, and decentralization have made the protest movement possible...... A major priority of the protest movement that has consumed Hong Kong for the past three and a half months has been to thwart the surveillance apparatus that's virtually everywhere. Demonstrators have felled camera poles with chainsaws, spray-painted security camera lenses, used green lasers to destroy sensors, and shielded themselves with umbrellas while marching through the streets.....
  • Hong Kong Activists Halt Protests to Remember 9/11

    09/11/2019 5:48:11 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 17 replies
    Breitbart | September 11, 2019 | John Hayward
    Hong Kong activists announced on Wednesday that protests would be suspended to observe the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States. China’s state-run media accused the protesters of planning 9/11-style terrorist attacks themselves, complete with photos of the planes hitting the World Trade Center in 2001. “In solidarity against terrorism, all forms of protest in Hong Kong will be suspended on Sept. 11, apart from potential singing and chanting,” protest organizers said in a statement.The statement went on to denounce Beijing’s state-run China Daily for a Facebook post warning that “anti-government fanatics are planning massive terror attacks,...
  • Hong Kong protesters march to US Consulate to call for help from Trump

    09/08/2019 5:29:49 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | September 8, 2019 | Julia Hollingsworth and Caitlin Hu
    (Video at Source) Hong Kong (CNN) - Protests calling on US President Donald Trump to intervene in the ongoing Hong Kong political standoff escalated rapidly Sunday, with marchers setting fire to a barricade outside a subway station entrance in the city's business district. Earlier in the day, tens of thousands of protesters waving US flags marched on Hong Kong's US Consulate to call for help from the Trump administration in ending a three-month confrontation with the government. The march began in the Chater Garden public park in Central before heading to the consulate as part of the 14th straight weekend...
  • Special Report: The Influence of Christians in the Hong Kong Riots

    09/04/2019 7:07:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    September 4, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – In today’s special episode of The Van Maren Show, Jonathon Van Maren speaks with Alessandra Bocchi, a journalist who just returned from Hong Kong, about the historic protests happening there. The Hong Kong protests started months ago as a peaceful demonstration against an extradition bill passed by the Hong Kong government. The people of Hong Kong are concerned the authoritarian government will use this extradition policy to bring individuals accused of political crimes back to mainland China. Amazingly, according to Bocchi, the protests aren’t organized by a single person, but were more of a spontaneous...
  • Violence Erupts on 12th Weekend of Hong Kong Protests

    08/26/2019 4:37:22 AM PDT · by robowombat · 27 replies
    VOA News ^ | August 25, 2019
    Violence Erupts on 12th Weekend of Hong Kong Protests By VOA News August 25, 2019 Hong Kong police drew their guns, fired tear gas and, for the first time, water cannons at anti-government protesters on Sunday in the 12th weekend of demonstrations. Thousands of protesters took to the streets, some of them throwing bricks at police, attacking them with sticks and rods and spraying detergent on streets to make it slippery for police. Some of the demonstrators, many in masks and wearing black, broke store windows and hurled tear gas canisters back at police. Early Monday, police said one officer...
  • Hong Kong Police Fire First Gunshot, Water Cannon in Protest Clashes

    08/25/2019 10:13:16 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Aug 2019 | Breitbart News
    Hong Kong (AFP) – Hong Kong police used water cannon for the first time and at least one officer fired his sidearm during pitched battles with protesters Sunday, one of the most violent nights in three months of pro-democracy rallies that have rocked the city.An afternoon rally in the district of Tsuen Wan spiralled into violent running confrontations between protesters and police, with officers several times caught outnumbered and isolated by masked youths wielding sticks and throwing rocks.In one instance, several police officers drew their sidearms, an AFP reporter at the scene said. “According to my understanding, just now a...
  • Massive Turnout at March in Latest Hong Kong Protest

    08/18/2019 10:44:43 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 August | Breitbart News
    HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters turned Hong Kong streets into rivers of umbrellas Sunday as they marched from a packed park and filled a major road in the Chinese territory, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity this summer. Organizers said they hoped the assembly would be peaceful, which would make for a rare calm weekend in a movement that has been marked by violent clashes with police. Law enforcement officers were keeping a low profile, with no riot police seen from the procession’s main routes. “We hope that there will not be any chaotic situations today,”...
  • Terrifying 'giant fork' Chinese forces prepare to use on Hong Kong protesters

    08/17/2019 9:08:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    MIrro UK ^ | 17 AUG 2019 | Kelly-Ann Mills
    Chinese riot police have been seen training with terrifying giant fork devices aimed at controlling rioters by pinning them to the ground. It is believed that some of the crowd control devices are capable of emitting electric shocks in a bid to neutralise any perceived threat. The 8ft poles with U-shaped prongs on the top are being used by both police and armed forces in practice drills as they prepare to enter Hong Kong.
  • Riot Police Storm Hong Kong Airport as Protesters Tie Up Suspected Undercover Communists

    08/13/2019 1:04:10 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Aug 2019 | Frances Martel
    Chaos erupted in Hong Kong International Airport late Tuesday as riot police barrelled through the masses of hundreds of protesters demanding freedom from China. CNN International reported, following the police operation that reporters witnessed at least four arrests and that officers appeared to be targeting specific people. To get through the protesters, police used pepper spray and batons to push back the crowd. According to an official statement from Hong Kong police, airport officials requested that the riot officers enter the airport to rescue a man who protesters had apprehended and accused of being an undercover police officer........ Pro-democracy protesters...
  • Riot police storm Hong Kong Airport after second day of cancellations due to protests

    08/13/2019 9:01:08 AM PDT · by Yossarian · 65 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 13, 2019, 11:35 AM ET | KARSON YIU and MORGAN WINSOR
    Hong Kong International Airport canceled all flights for the second straight day on Tuesday as crowds of anti-government protesters clashed with police as they continued to occupy the terminals. "Terminal operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted, and all check-in processes have now been suspended," the airport authority said in a statement Tuesday afternoon. Travelers at the airport, one of the world's busiest, were advised to leave the terminals as quickly as possible and contact the airlines for more information. Some flights were able to depart from the airport earlier on Tuesday before the suspension was announced....
  • Chinese Foreign Ministry: U.S. ‘Arrogant, Biased, Hypocritical, Ruthless, Selfish, and… Bossy’

    08/06/2019 2:02:26 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Aug 2019 | John Hayward
    The Chinese Foreign Ministry railed against the United States in its Monday press conference, accusing the U.S. of “conniving with violent criminals” in Hong Kong in an “arrogant” bid to undermine China’s national unity. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying unleashed an anti-U.S. tirade after a reporter asked about U.S. politicians and Trump administration officials speaking out against the “repression” of Hong Kong protesters and refusing to accept China’s framing of their demonstrations as “riots.” Hua leaned hard into the Chinese Communist Party line that Hong Kong’s protests have been hijacked by violent fringe separatists who are in thrall to hostile...
  • Chinese Military Commander: Hong Kong Protests ‘Absolutely Intolerable’

    08/01/2019 7:33:13 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 August 2019 | Frances Martel
    The commander of China’s armed forces in Hong Kong declared protests in the city “absolutely intolerable” on Wednesday, alleging the protesters are violent and vowing the military will “resolutely safeguard” China’s interests in the city. The remarks occurred at an event to commemorate the anniversary of the founding of the communist People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and mark the first time the most senior military officer in Hong Kong has remarked on the protests. Both members of the pro-democracy movement and the international community have expressed concerns that China may send the PLA into Hong Kong to silence and kill protesters...
  • PHOTOS: Hong Kong Protesters Embrace American Flag in Fight for Freedom

    07/30/2019 2:27:13 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 July 2019 | FRANCES MARTEL
    The American flag has become a symbol of resistance against China in the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, prominently waved throughout the city this past weekend as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets into the peaceful crowds.Millions of Hong Kong residents have participated in rallies since early June against a bill proposed in the city’s legislature that would have allowed China to extradite anyone present in Hong Kong by accusing him or her of breaking Chinese law. Under the “One Country, Two Systems” policy China agreed to when the U.K. handed Hong Kong over in 1997, Hong Kong must...
  • Hundreds of Thousands of Hong Kong Protesters Urge Tourists to Support Anti-China Cause

    07/08/2019 7:52:55 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Jul 2019 | Frances Martel
    Hong Kong’s anti-Communist protesters took to a new neighborhood Sunday to urge the complete cancellation of a bill that would allow China to extradite anyone accused of violating its laws: Kowloon, a district whose shopping center attracts Chinese visitors, who the protesters hope to convince to support them. The organizers of Sunday’s march to the rail terminal in West Kowloon told media that as many as 230,000 people rallied to northern Hong Kong, seeking to engage citizens of the Chinese Communist mainland on their plight. Kowloon is the northern part of the city, separated from Hong Kong island and the...
  • Newt Gingrich: Hong Kong democracy protests are a critically consequential moment

    06/17/2019 11:48:44 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 2019 | Newt Gingrich
    July 1 is the 22nd anniversary of the handover from Britain to China. In recent years, this date has been used by democracy activists to protest and communicate their desire for genuine self-government. This year, July 1 could turn into a genuine test of the concept of one country, two systems. If Xi exercises disciplined restraint and allows Hong Kong to evolve, we will be in a vastly different world – and may be able to talk about a long-term evolution from dictatorship toward freedom for China. If, on the other hand, he moves to crush dissent and to impose...
  • Dramatic aerial drone footage of Hong Kong protests - video

    09/30/2014 4:44:51 PM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/30/2014 | n/a
    Aerial footage filmed by a drone shows the large number of people joining pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
  • Watch Live: Protesters Pack Streets in Hong Kong

    09/29/2014 11:50:46 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | 29 Sept 2014
    Hong Kong Protests
  • Despite lack of any evidence, journalists positive Hong Kong protesters are mimicking Ferguson

    09/29/2014 9:56:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/29/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The worldly and elite journalistic caste indulged in a little cultural chauvinism last night when many determined that the Ferguson protesters were the first group of human beings in history to put their hands up with their palms forward as a gesture of supplication. As massive demonstrations engulf Hong Kong, protests which have been ongoing for weeks since the Chinese government revealed its intention to vet candidates for elected office in the former British colony for the first time since unification in 1997, demonstrators began marching with their hands up in a display of submission to police. The similarities...
  • Tensions in Hong Kong reach boiling point

    07/01/2013 11:47:16 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 3 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 07/02/2013 | JIJI
    HONG KONG – Hundreds of thousands of protesters, some waving British colonial-era flags and sporting Edward Snowden masks, were to march in Hong Kong later Monday to denounce the city’s leaders and demand universal suffrage on its handover anniversary. Organizers said they expected more than 400,000 people to take part in the annual rally for democracy, which comes amid concerns in the southern Chinese city that Beijing is increasingly meddling in its local affairs. The annual march underscores the growing gulf between Hong Kong and the mainland 16 years after the city ceased to be a British colony and returned...