Rubber bullets and tear gas, arrests… the usual
New year, same protests for freedom.
Putting out the not welcome mat
“Police fired 1,458 rounds of tear gas…”
“…punish violent criminals by law”
“…they are enemies of the people.”
Might be a bit late to shut this down now
No harm, no foul
“Thank goodness we didn’t give them democracy in 2014…”
“…our relationships in China had no influence on our decision.”
“a league that prides itself on its players and its coaches being able to speak out openly”
“…when China tells you to shut the hell up, everybody shuts the hell up”
“Liberate Hong Kong!”
“…an unprecedented shutdown of the entire railway network.”
All stick, no carrot
Pro-China groups now involved.
Sanctions may not be wise.
Too little, too late?
Watchdog: Police are “out of control.”
Rail lines disrupted, trains stormed by police.
Reuters: Beijing nixed settlement.
“Today in the eyes of the communist government we are just a group of rioters.”
Or are they riots?
“Protesters. ISIS fighters. What’s the difference?
“…the greater bulk of the violence and arson is being done by external forces”
The decay of morality