Sunday, June 16, 2019

HK protests mainland China's police state

Associated Press (, June 16, 2019); Pfc. Sandoval, Crystal Q. (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Hong Kong cops to violently clear streets of protesters
HONG KONG - Hong Kong police and protesters are facing off Monday morning as authorities try to clear the streets of a few hundred people who stayed near the city government headquarters after massive demonstrations that stretched deep into the night.

(June 17, 2019) The police asked for cooperation in clearing the road [by any violent means they deem necessary]. Protesters responded with chants, some kneeling in front of the armed officers.

The move came after activists rejected an apology from the city's top leader for her handling of legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing, China, in this former British colony of Hong Kong, now a semi-free state.

Nearly 2 million of the city's 7 million people turned out to protest on Sunday, according to estimates by organizers. Police [who frequently undercount to undermine protests] said 338,000 were counted on the designated protest route in the "peak period" of the march. More

The Latest: Hong Kong police say want to clear protesters
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