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Frank

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Hong Kong 2019
« on: 30 August, 2019, 07:17:22 am »




Good to see Xi Jinping reads the Case Files*


Three Hong Kong Protest Leaders Arrested Before Weekend Rallies

Hong Kong police arrested prominent opposition figures including Joshua Wong a day after banning a mass protest planned for this weekend, raising tensions in the city as authorities seek to quell pro-democracy demonstrations that have raged for nearly three full months.

The 22-year-old Wong, who was scheduled to speak about the protests in the U.S. next month, was among well-known pro-democracy activists arrested by police on Thursday and Friday. The others included Wong’s fellow leader of 2014 Occupy protests, Agnes Chow, independence advocate Andy Chan and Hong Kong District Councilor Rick Hui.

The arrests appeared to be part of a broader push back against the largely leaderless protest movement, which flared up in June over now-suspended legislation allowing extraditions to China before widening into a broader push for more democracy.

The Civil Human Rights Front -- the organizer of the biggest recent demonstrations -- said Friday it was forced to cancel a rally planned for Saturday after police withheld approval.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-30/hong-kong-activist-joshua-wong-detained-amid-unrest



* Actually, he's more of a Hachette guy, isn't he.

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Re: Hong Kong 2019
« Reply #1 on: 13 September, 2019, 11:17:00 am »
let's hope it doesnt end the same...
But everybody else is overwhelmed by indifference and the promise of an early bed