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go and see the youtube video on the HK 2019 riot incident, surprisingly you can see some of the protestors : black shirt guys, carrying police gun, or some of them even dress up in black shirt, cover their faces, right inside the police cars before going out to provoke everything. RIP HK. It tooks UK decades to develop this world class financial hub, but chinese commies use one month to destroy everything to fulfill their own personal desire. Shame on CCP commies!

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Four Hong Kong men were convicted of rioting Thursday over the storming and ransacking of the city's legislature in 2019, part of a pro-democracy movement that posed an unprecedented challenge to the Beijing-backed government.

These heroes were fighting for the people.

Unlike the stormers of the legislature in Washington 1/6.

And they have support amongst the people in Beijing.

https://www.ft.com/content/fd087484-2f23-11e9-8744-e7016697f225

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These men and women are freedom fighters. If "Grandma Wong" as pictured above is a "dangerous agitator" as the Communist HK authorities claim, then it shows just what a totalitarian cesspit HK is. People are currently languishing in cells for the "crime" of just mentioning the word "democracy" in personal emails.

To any Hong Kongers who value any shred of personal freedom : drop everything and get out NOW. If you are allowed, that is. Not much sympathy for those who willingly choose to remain in a terrifying police state.

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The unwelcome fact is that, some of the people who are otherwise anti-China, regarding it as the "communist" dipole to our freedom-loving selves, would be quite easily convinced repression of their enemies and harsh sentences against "criminals" are the right way to go. A permanent Tory, coalition or Republican government would be fine by them. China gives them ideas about the practical way to go about it.

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Let me get this right: in the west people who storm legislative bodies get the book thrown at them and jailed (like the Jan 6 people) but in other places they should be allowed to do it so long as the collective west approves.

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It tooks UK decades to develop this world class financial hub

It tooks UK decades to develop this world class colony, all aligned to british interest, just look at the flag with the lady...

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@JJE,

Let me get this right: in the west people who storm legislative bodies get the book thrown at them and jailed (like the Jan 6 people) but in other places they should be allowed to do it so long as the collective west approves.

So if your troll farm overlord Putin gets deposed in a violent revolution you would approve.

Thanks for making that clear!

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Well that was a surprise !

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Let me get this right: in the west people who storm legislative bodies get the book thrown at them and jailed (like the Jan 6 people) but in other places they should be allowed to do it so long as the collective west approves.

Depends on how hypocritical people are. No way should they have destroyed govt property - either in Hong Kong or DC. They should have kept their protests outside, on public streets. As soon as they interrupted the duly elected legislature performing their duties, that's criminal.

Now, if the legislature isn't elected in fair and open elections, that's completely different. It means there's no other choice. Additionally, if only 1 party is allowed to run on the ballots, there's no choice and revolution is the only way to replace the leadership.

The 2-party system that America has is greatly flawed. While there are other parties, they seldom make any dent outside local elections for villages and small towns, because the party machines effectively lock out all other candidates, just like the CCP.

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