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Why People are Striking in Hong Kong

Meanwhile, in Hong Kong… After weeks of mobilization of pro-democracy protesters, Hong Kong has been paralyzed by a city-wide strike.

Protestors are now demanding the Chief Executive of Hong Kong’s resignation

Strikes at the airport, disruptions in mass transit, blocked roads…After weeks of protests, Hong Kong is paralyzed by a city-wide strike. This is how the Chinese authorities have reacted to the protestors in the former British colony: A few days earlier, the Chinese military broadcasted a propaganda video to intimidate the protestors. “All the consequences are at your own risk. Move back!” The Chinese regime, which does not tolerate opposition, has so far let the Hong Kong police handle the situation. They have a warning for all criminals: don't ever misjudge the situation and mistake our restraint for weakness. A bill aimed at authorizing extraditions to China triggered the first protests on March 31, 2019. The bill was then suspended by Carrie Lam the Chief Executive of Hong Kong.

But the protestors are now demanding her resignation. Citizens have accused her of eroding the autonomy from China that Hong Kong is meant to have had since 1997. Coco Cheung Pro-democracy activist striving to fight for Hong Kong’s rights and values. They call on the government to return the power back to the people. And to address the demands of Hong Kong citizens such that Hong Kong people can be entitled to an independent judicial system and a fundamental freedom of assembly and speech. The protestors want to show the whole world if the police forces collude with the triads, that means there will be no security, safety, for Hong Kong. The protestors are also demanding an independent investigation. They accuse the police of using excessive force and allowing Chinese triads to attack them. As Carrie Lam sees it, the protestors are responsible for the violence. And it has been made very blatantly, recently, either on the social media or through some of the violent protestors, that those ulterior motives are going to destroy Hong Kong.

Brut.

08/09/2019 11:58 AM
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31 comments

  • Davon R.
    08/09/2019 13:20

    Man is in a hard hat and mask asking for his rights. Mad respect.

  • Brut
    08/09/2019 13:31

    At 22, Joshua Wong has already become a leading opposition figure in Hong Kong politics. This is his story.

  • Ruksana T.
    08/10/2019 15:16

    7 of 8 hk people don't agree with you. don't mislead the world 😠😠😠😠😠

  • Mani B.
    08/10/2019 15:24

    China will roll over the protesters in Hong Hong, that’s the kind of totalitarian government it is.

  • Clinton T.
    08/10/2019 16:01

    Good thing that they aren't doing this on the Mainland.

  • Tony R.
    08/11/2019 18:51

    Too bad nobody has any weapons

  • Rob A.
    08/12/2019 12:33

    I like how they wear masks as if anyone could tell them apart

  • Kyle M.
    08/12/2019 19:57

    Good thing you're flying through Seoul, not Hong Kong

  • Joey B.
    08/13/2019 09:35

    Hitter in Asia is coming fr mainland China

  • Lorenzo D.
    08/13/2019 19:55

    ESTA DEMOSTRADO,QUE ESA NO SON PROTESTAS,SI NO,LA APLICACION DE UNA DE LAS FAMOSAS REVOLUCIONES DE COLORES,QUE TANTO LE GUSTAN A ISRAEL,INGLETERRA Y ESTADOS UNIDOS......

  • Thaakaa D.
    08/14/2019 17:20

    If you go through with this do not allow America to interfere or have anything to do with your country, trust me on that, look at all the other places America went to

  • Lonnie H.
    08/14/2019 19:27

    See aren't you glad you don't live in a communist country.

  • Lonnie H.
    08/14/2019 19:27

    Your a subject not a citizen

  • Holly D.
    08/16/2019 20:42

    It's all about control & my heart aches for Hong Kong & the people who are protesting for their rights. I'm praying steadfastly that there is a peaceful resolution ❤

  • Sumner S.
    08/18/2019 18:41

    Too bad we cant do stuff like that in America.

  • Jeff A.
    08/19/2019 00:32

    most of hong kong IS on the mainland https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/44/Hong_Kong_districts_map.png

  • John D.
    08/19/2019 08:14

    It won't be much longer and the communist chinese government will kill a bunch of these protesters, thats how it always ends in those countries.

  • Ellen A.
    08/19/2019 16:15

    ✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼🇵🇷 from Puerto Rico in solidarFight✊🏼

  • Kenneth J.
    08/20/2019 14:01

    And In the USA we have Bernie, Omar and AOC trying to make us Communist or Socialist. These brave people are fighting for their freedom from communist. Do you want this to happen in America?

  • Kenneth J.
    08/20/2019 16:49

    This worked in India against the British