Day of rage plunges Hong Kong into turmoil after police shoot protester
In the morning, a police officer, claiming self-defense, shot a young, apparently unarmed protester in the abdomen at point-blank range, unleashing a chain of chaotic events as thousands of demonstrators clashed with riot police in the city’s financial district and violent confrontations erupted at university campuses. Hours later, a man who was castigating protesters purportedly involved in vandalizing a rail station was doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire. Authorities later identified the victim as a 57-year-old construction worker and said they are investigating the incident as an “attempted murder.” He was in critical condition.
The immolation prompted Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam to tag the protesters as “the people’s enemy” — words heard often from Beijing for those targeted for incarceration or worse. Lam, who said about 60 people were injured in Monday’s clashes, said protesters were “destroying society.” The government, she vowed, would not bow to such pressure.
The unrest, which continued Tuesday morning at several Hong Kong universities, marks the worst violence in the city in decades, posing a quandary for China’s leader, Xi Jinping, who has sought to bring Hong Kong to heel without resorting to Tiananmen Square-style bloodshed. That confrontation left hundreds dead when the Chinese army beat, shot and crushed individuals gathered to protest government oppression.
Few fear a repeat of Tiananmen Square in Hong Kong, in part because social media and the ability to send images at lightning speed to a watching world may serve as a deterrent against such extreme government violence. But the developments on Monday – captured on videos that quickly went viral — have led many to worry that the government in Hong Kong may now feel justified, if not emboldened, to use ever more severe methods to put an end to the protests, once and for all.
“Senior officials have issued very draconian comments regarding the promulgation of a national security law and stepping up overall control,” said Willy Lam Wo-Lap, a professor of Chinese politics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. “This, together with the death of the student protester last week, is responsible for today’s outbreak of disorder.”
Student protesters “see no future ahead of them” because of the government’s crackdown and refusal to compromise, added Lam (no relation to Carrie Lam). “It seems like Beijing wants to use [the escalating protests] as an excuse to impose tougher measures.”
In Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang declined to comment on the shooting of the protester, referring reporters to other government departments. The State Council office responsible for Hong Kong issues did not respond to a request for comment.
“It’s a police state in Hong Kong,” said Jerry, 26, a finance worker who joined the protests and gave only one name out of fear of retribution. “Police are murderers.”
This is not the first time Hong Kong has experienced violence since the protests began this summer. A young woman became a symbol of the pro-democracy demonstrations after being shot in the eye by a rubber bullet fired by police. A protestor was shot in a confrontation with an officer last month and another fell to his death under questionable circumstances. Protestors have set fires in subway stations and vandalized businesses they suspect are owned by those sympathetic to Beijing.
Throughout more than five months of unrest, Beijing has exhorted Hong Kong’s leaders to clamp down harder on the dissenters. Hong Kong authorities have obliged with thousands of arrests, draconian new laws, a barrage of tear gas and the detention of pro-democracy lawmakers.
Yet far from blunting the democracy movement, the intensifying crackdown has prompted protesters to adopt more aggressive tactics. With the deeply divided city descending into disorder, there has been no sign that Beijing might change tack or allow the Hong Kong government to offer a political compromise.
Protests began in June when the Hong Kong leader tried to push through a now-shelved proposal to allow criminal suspects to face trial in mainland China. But the movement has widened into an uprising against Beijing’s encroachment on Hong Kong’s autonomy, encompassing demands for full democracy and police accountability.
The unrest has pushed the city into recession. On Monday, numerous shops were closed, train lines were shut and many workers unable to reach their offices. Universities canceled classes. Police said a gasoline bomb was thrown into a subway car. A police officer who rode a motorcycle into a crowd of demonstrators was placed on leave pending an investigation.
In central Hong Kong, as police retreated in vans at one point in the afternoon, crowds on the footbridges above chanted, “Fight for freedom! Stand with Hong Kong!” Other onlookers shouted and threw debris at the vans.
Protesters occupied a main thoroughfare, erecting barricades and setting fires near high-end hotels. As protesters blocked a road tunnel, they clashed with onlookers and taxi drivers. Some travelers abandoned their cars and walked with their suitcases.
In an editorial published Monday night, the nationalist Global Times newspaper compared the Hong Kong protesters to the Islamic State.
“We sternly condemn the mobs for their barbarity of setting those ordinary citizens, those who disagreed with them, on fire. Their appalling behavior has become indistinguishable from that of IS members,” the paper’s Chinese-language edition said.
At a news conference Monday, police defended the officer’s decision to open fire earlier in the day, saying the protester had wanted to take the officer’s firearm.
“He was under threat by two people; if he lost his gun, he would be under severe threat. Hence, he decided to fire,” Kwok Pak-chung, regional commander of Hong Kong island, told reporters.
The condition of the man, who was struck in the abdomen, was not life-threatening, Kwok said.
In the United States, Congress is considering a bill that would pave the way for sanctions against individuals who undermine Hong Kong’s autonomy. The bill, approved unanimously by the House, would require the U.S. government to consider annually whether it should continue to treat Hong Kong as a trading entity separate from mainland China in response to political developments. However, the bill is stuck in the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) so far has declined to bring it to a debate.
Hong Kong is governed by a “one country, two systems” arrangement under which Beijing pledged to maintain the territory’s relative freedoms and autonomy for half a century after its return to Chinese rule in 1997. But China has been tightening its grip, triggering anger in Hong Kong and uncertainty about its status as a global financial center.
Amnesty International branded Monday’s shooting “another shocking low for the Hong Kong police” and called for an urgent independent examination.
In the meantime, protesters continue to turn their fury on police.
“They’re crazy. It’s outrageous,” said Kong, a 27-year-old woman on her lunch break, referring to Monday’s shooting. “They’ve lost control.”
David Crawshaw in Hong Kong and Liu Yang in Beijing contributed to this report.
Here is full clip as the Presstitute Media is obeying the NWO censorship mandate – Mick Raven
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As I see it, Rothschild Banks want to retain their position in Hong Kong and this is what the riots are really all about – keeping mainland China out of Hong Kong.
The Rothschilds do not own the People’s Bank of China, International banks aren’t even allowed to operate in mainland China, but the Rothschilds Banks do have a very strong presence in Hong Kong.
The Rothschilds want to own the world and that requires their having Central Bank control in every nation. Syria, Libya, North Korea and Iran are other examples of their efforts to take control of a nation. Russia under Putin regained control of their economy by kicking the Rothschilds out of the country.
I have read your comments, remember that the CCP is part of the NWO not separate, they are the police for this new system (ie Social credit sys etc) Globalists are not just Banks, there is no Red Team and Blue team that is an illusion , ie the Trueman show.The Rothchilds left HK in 2016…they knew what was coming.
Edmond de Rothschild to close Hong Kong private banking outpost
China’s fascination with the Rothschild family – CGTN
Edmond de Rothschild Group – Wikipedia
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Remember China (all of it ) was once British. HK is fighting to retain its western influence and mainland China is asserting the NWO control. The NWO is all nations all religions and flags agreeable at the very top to cull the useless eaters this is their mandate – Mick Raven
Washington’s “Tiananmen” Lies Begin to Fray
June 10, 2019
9 June 2019 — Land Destroyer
(Joseph Thomas – NEO) – Washington and its allies across the Western World have been particularly eager in observing this year’s anniversary of their version of the 1989 Tiananmen protests.
It has become an opportunity to add political pressure atop economic pressure already being exerted on Beijing by Washington in its bid to encircle and contain China’s rise.
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Tracking foreign interference in Hong Kong
By Pepe Escobar : Hong Kong – Posted with permission
Lawyer Lawrence Ma claims the US has been supporting the protests via groups such as the NED
“…………..The NED was founded in 1983 after serial covert CIA ops across the Global South had been exposed.
In 1986, NED President Carl Gershman told the New York Times: “It would be terrible for democratic groups around the world to be seen as subsidized by the CIA. We saw that in the ‘60s, and that’s why it has been discontinued.” As the Times article explained about the NED:
In some respects, the program resembles the aid given by the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s to bolster pro-American political groups. But that aid was clandestine and, subsequent Congressional investigations found, often used planted newspaper articles and other forms of intentionally misleading information. The current financing is largely public – despite some recipients’ wish to keep some activities secret – and appears to be given with the objective of shoring up political pluralism, broader than the CIA’s goals of fostering pro-Americanism.
Soft power at work
So it’s no secret, all across the Global South, that under the cover of a benign umbrella promoting democracy and human rights, the NED works as a soft-power mechanism actively interfering in politics and society. Recent examples include Ukraine, Venezuela and Nicaragua. In many cases, that is conducive to regime change.
The NED’s board of directors includes Elliott Abrams, who was instrumental in financing and weaponizing the Contras in Nicaragua, and Victoria Nuland, who supervised the financing and weaponizing of militias in Ukraine that some but not all experts have described as neo-fascist.
The NED offers grants via various branches. One of them is the National Democratic Institute, which has been active in Hong Kong since the 1997 handover. These are some of the grants offered by the NED in Hong Kong in 2018.
At least one Hong Kong-based publication took the trouble of studying the NED’s local connections, even publishing a chart of the anti-extradition protest organizational structure. But none of the evidence is conclusive. The most the publication could say was, “If we analyze the historical involvement of NED in Occupy Central and the sequence of events that took place from March in 2019, it is highly possible that the Americans may be potentially involved in the current civil unrest via NED – albeit not conclusive.”
Issue III of the petition sent to the UN deals with “coordinated, directed and covertly commanded on-ground operations; connived with favorable and compatible local and American media so as to present biased new coverage.”
On “coordination,” the main political operative is identified as Julie Eadeh, based at the US Consulate after a previous Middle East stint. Eadeh became a viral sensation in China when she was caught on camera, on the same day, meeting with Anson Chan and Martin Lee, close allies of Jimmy Lai, founder of pro-protest Apple Daily, and protest leaders Joshua Wong and Nathan Law in the lobby of the Marriott.
The US State Department responded by calling the Chinese government “thuggish” for releasing photographs and personal information about Eadeh.
The NED and Eadeh are also the subjects of further accusations in the petition’s Issue IV (“Investigation of various institutions”)………………………..”
There are other riots and coups going on around the world that the MSM says very little of –
Bolivian Mayor, Patricia Arce, Covered in Paint, Dragged Through the Streets by Right Wing Fascists (Racism, Misogyny)
Right wing protesters used as an excuse against the mayor, the death of two protesters in clashes that happened in another town. The woman was forced to resign on her knees after she was spray painted with red and subjected to hours of humiliation.
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