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Hong Kong riot police curb airport protest after clashes

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Sit ins is one thing.

Masks, metal clubs and molotovs are another.

It's just hooligans running riot at this point.

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Good luck to the citizens of Hong Kong. Stay organized and stay safe.

I am still surprised by the restraint by Beijing so far. They know the world is watching and another atrocity would be disastrous for the Party.

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Burning Bush: "It's just hooligans running riot at this point."

Being encouraged and financed by NED, an arm of the CIA.

The involvement of the CIA is the same as the CIA involvement in Venezuela. The so-called leaders of these hooligans are being financed by the CIA to travel the globe in an attempt to get international support. In fact, one leader has been groomed by the CIA for almost 5 years, just as the opposition leader in Venezuela. Normal CIA operandi, topple any government that does not submit to US domination.

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Commentators should read how riot police in France and Egypt are containing their protesters.

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CrazyJoe: "Good luck to the citizens of Hong Kong."

Citizens of HK are, in fact Chinese citizens, just as citizens of Texas are US citizens. HK is part of China as Texas is part of the US (although Texas hasn't always been part of the US). Texans are allowed to protest as are HKers. Texans are not allowed to riot, damaged public infrastructure, damage private property, attack police with petrol bombs, iron bars etc. HKers are not allowed to attack police, damaged public infrastructure, damage private property...

The sooner the West stop their double standard and stop encouraging the HK rioters the sooner they will resolve heir problems. If Texans are not accepting their government or nations they are free to immigrate elsewhere, so are HKers.

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Citizens of HK are, in fact Chinese citizens, just as citizens of Texas are US citizens.

Terrible example. That's not how it works. Texas has no separate status from the US, any more than its neighbouring states do. But Hong Kong does have a separate status from China and its provinces. There's an international border between Hong Kong and Guangdong, a fact of life that is pretty hard to avoid for anyone who spends time in Hong Kong, and certainly for anyone who has crossed it, either intentionally or otherwise.

"Citizen" is not a very useful word in considering how the people of Hong Kong stand in relation to the People's Republic of China. They are not citizens of the PRC at all (but they are citizens of Hong Kong); and given the complex colonial and refugee history of Hong Kong, many Hong Kong citizens and permanent residents aren't Chinese nationals either. Of those who are, Chinese nationality for people from Hong Kong and Macau actually has a separate status from the Chinese nationality of people in the PRC. If it sounds confusing, that shouldn't be too much of a surprise: there's a strong element of squaring the circle about it all.

Anyone who genuinely believes that Hong Kong and the status of its people is simple is deluding themselves; and anyone who genuinely believes that they are simply citizens of China, or simply Chinese nationals, as you suggest, is also plain wrong.

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Texans are not allowed to riot, damaged public infrastructure, damage private property, attack police with petrol bombs, iron bars etc

But they are allowed to take part in democratic elections.

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Is this pro-democracy ?

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"Fight for freedom," they shouted. "Liberate Hong Kong."

They also sang the new Hong Kong "anthem", Glory to Hong Kong.

What freedom are they fighting for ? Freedom of being Colony ? What Glory ? Glory for being slaves ?

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What freedom are they fighting for ? Geez I wonder what freedoms they would be fighting for...... What Glory ? Glory for being slaves ?No not to become slaves......

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Akie:

What freedom are they fighting for ? Freedom of being Colony ?

They have not been a colony for 30 years. Obviously they mean freedom from abuse by the regime in Peking. But you know that.

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WilliB, freedom, democracy, human right, are all the same as their masks they wear when they act as terrorists.

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Freedom of being Colony ? 

A colony of who?

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HKers are not allowed to attack police, damaged public infrastructure, damage private property...

I agree with this.

I don't agree with calling all protestors rioters. 2% are causing damage and need to be held accountable.

The other 98% are normal people, trying to gain freedoms that all humans on Earth deserve, including mainland Chinese, Tibetans, Taiwanese, and the people of the SARs in HK and Macau.

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Akie:

all the same as their masks they wear when they act as terrorists.

You are talking about the violent thugs sponsored by Beijing, right?

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Akie:

They also sang the new Hong Kong "anthem", Glory to Hong Kong.

Just listened to "Glory to Hong Kong" and it is way better than the CCP national anthem.

Glory to Hong Kong!

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starpunk siad "The CCP wants all of HK incorporated into their Communist structure and that's a treaty violation as well as a human rights one."

The treaty itself is about incorporating HK back to China, that is one country about. Who is violating the treaty is so obvious, as obvious as Tibet being a part of China since the first King of Tibet married to Chinese princess 2000 years ago. As for human right, who is violating others right by burning, trashing, beating, blocking, attacking, knife cutting, and terrorizing is reported by news, propagated the whole world and visualized by all pictures.

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Supporting terrorism is terrorism itself.

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The treaty itself is about incorporating HK back to China, that is one country about. 

The HKers don’t want to be a part of China. Freedom for Hong Kong!

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Citizens of HK are, in fact Chinese citizens, just as citizens of Texas are US citizens. HK is part of China as Texas is part of the US (although Texas hasn't always been part of the US). Texans are allowed to protest as are HKers. Texans are not allowed to riot, damaged public infrastructure, damage private property, attack police with petrol bombs, iron bars etc. HKers are not allowed to attack police, damaged public infrastructure, damage private property...

Lol, but here is the difference, Texans enjoy the same freedom and rights as the rest of the US., they can vote, they have freedom of dissent, if they were to protest Washington would never tell them “cease or else” especially when it comes to the first amendment.

The sooner the West stop their double standard and stop encouraging the HK rioters the sooner they will resolve heir problems. If Texans are not accepting their government or nations they are free to immigrate elsewhere, so are HKers.

For the life of me, I hope the West pushes and encourages HK to fight on as much as they can. The people of HK born and raised have every right to tell the mainland to stick it.

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WilliB, freedom, democracy, human right, are all the same as their masks they wear when they act as terrorists.

So you’re essentially saying protesting to your rights of democracy, dissent and freedom are honored and respected is now all of a sudden a terrorist act? Then I definitely support this kind of terrorism.

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Supporting terrorism is terrorism itself.

Surely depends on what your definition of "terrorism" is.

Lest we forget, Nelson Mandela and the ANC were once listed as terrorists. And yet, world opinion was pretty much in their favour.

It's interesting when oppressed people fight back, they garner the label of terrorist. You could, with that logic, label the American Founding Fathers as such.

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