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1. CNN Gets Triggered By a Supercut of Their Impeachment Coverage of President Trump, Has It REMOVED From YouTube

(But We Have It)

#TRUMP #NEWS #Impeachment #ImpeachmentHoax #ImpeachmentHearing #FakeNews
2. Senators Sanders and Warren Could Face Arrest if They Skip Impeachment Trial nypost.com/2019/12/07/202… #TRUMP #NEWS #Impeachment #ImpeachmentHoax #ImpeachmentHearing
3. President Trump Calls on CNN to Retract Fake Story That He Uses a Personal Cell Phone dailywire.com/news/hardball-… #TRUMP #NEWS #Impeachment #ImpeachmentHoax #ImpeachmentHearing #FakeNews
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A large number of protesters have packed Causeway Bay's East Point Road an hour ahead of the Civil Human Rights Front's 3pm protest march from Victoria Park to Central.

Photo: May James / HKFP.
Sunday's march is the first organised by the Civil Human Rights Front in months to receive #HongKong police approval. Police called on participants to stay peaceful.

Over the months, police often banned marches and cancelled rally approvals last-minute.

Photo: May James / HKFP.
The police approval letter for Sunday's march lasts from 12-6pm for the gathering in Victoria Park's grass lawn, and from 3-10pm for the march to Central's Chater Road.

Police say they will only open three Hennessy Road carriage-lanes plus the tramways.

Photo: May James / HKFP.
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Approvata all’unanimità in @CD_esteri risoluzione @Maurizio_Lupi su #HongKong.
La Camera sostiene la democrazia e la difesa della libertà e dei diritti di opinione e impegna il governo a

chiedere con l’Ue l'avvio di una indagine sull’uso della forza da parte della polizia;
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sostenere iniziativa UE per richiedere il rilascio dei manifestanti;

sostenere iniziativa UE presso le competenti Autorità di Hong Kong per verificare le ragioni del diniego all’espatrio di Joshua Wong, e chiedere spiegazioni all’Ambasciata cinese;
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ribadire alle autorità cinesi che la tutela delle libertà di espressione e i diritti personali, nel pieno rispetto delle autonomie dei singoli paesi, sono un principio essenziale per la conduzione della nostra politica estera
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🇨🇱 Chile October 26

#HongKongProtest June 17
🇱🇧 Lebanon October 20

H/T @ TheSpeaker2018

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ATL🇺🇸 in #HongKong: THREAD 1/n

Today SO MUCH in one short video:

* Melee of press, #police, protesters & tourists
* #HongKongProtester being arrested
* UK tourist watching atop the silver sculpture
* Sound of pepper spray being sprayed (fountain-style)
* Tear gas being shot
#HongKong THREAD 2/n

I'm not here to be at the front lines (this guy👇👇👇 is), but to visit with some #HongKongers & their supporters involved.

Think of it as American Thought Leaders🇺🇸, #HongKong Edition, & why not ATL🇺🇸—it's been said that this resembles, in some ways, 1776.
#HongKongProtests THREAD 3/n

Meet conflict reporter @Michael_Yon (with gas mask & orange vest) & #HongKong videographer Eric Fok @RazvenHK (donning mask).

Ok, before you meet them, meet the rather assertive #HongKongPolice. Big blue sign means "this protest is unauthorized."
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The march from Tsim Sha Tsui to Coliseum begins. Theme of this protest is 毋忘初心, despite pro-democracy candidates winning majority of district council seats, #HongKong people continue to take to the streets in huge number as their demands remain unmet.
A stark contrast in atmosphere outside the newly reopened Museum of Art, where people are dancing to music at an outdoor concert (which, surprisingly, isn’t cancelled...?)
Okay. The procession is moving along Avenue of Stars, but apparently this is not the approved route. So people are heading back to Salisbury Road.
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I was praying w/ a patriot over the phone last night. At the first point where the Lord spoke, this is what I saw Him literally speak from His heaven exactly this way:
#EnoughUsEnough
Exactly this way, including the hashtag. I was blown away! I'm so grateful, Lord. RT #
#QAnon
Whose plan do you think this is? There was more the Lord spoke to me and showed me during this time of great fellowship. I saw exactly where #TheGreatAwakeningWorldwide is. I was blown away again. I felt the Spirit of God in a way I never had before. I saw what I'd never seen.
THE GREAT AWAKENING WORLDWIDE!
PATRIOTS HAVE NO SKIN COLOR.
WE ARE AWAKE.
MSM FAIL.
ATTEMPTS TO DIVIDE WILL FAIL.
IT'S GOING TO BE BIBLICAL!

How does Q know? Prophecy. Q knows the Lord well.
Futures proves past.
#Qanon #WWG1WGA #KAG 🇺🇸 #EnoughIsEnough
#FactsMatter #Jesus #Pray
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Exclusive: B.C. politician breaks silence: China detained me, searched my gov’t Blackberry, PRC is increasingly interfering ‘in our democracy’ | Globalnews.ca globalnews.ca/news/6228973/b… #cndpoli #elxn44 @inamitchellfilm
@inamitchellfilm 1. "On one occasion the consul general, Liu Fei, she told me directly I should not attend the commemoration of the June 4 services,” Lee said. “And she complained to some of my colleagues that I should not (attend June 4 services)."
@inamitchellfilm 2. Richard Lee, a veteran BC Liberal MLA and federal Liberal candidate, says he was detained in Shanghai, Nov. 24, 2015, 'held incommunicado', and officials demanded to search his BC gov't Blackberry. He feared long term detainment, his wife was with him for an anniversary trip.
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❤️🇺🇸 Statement by the President #HongKong

Today, I have signed into law S. 1838, the “Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019” (the “Act”).

whitehouse.gov/briefings-stat… via @whitehouse
@WhiteHouse ❤️🇺🇸 Subject: Statement from the President on S. 1838 and S. 2710
I signed these bills out of respect for President Xi, China 🇨🇳, and the people of Hong Kong🇭🇰.
whitehouse.gov/briefings-stat… via @whitehouse
@WhiteHouse S. 1838, the “Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019,” which reaffirms and amends the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992, specifies U.S. policy towards Hong Kong, directs assessment of the political developments in Hong Kong, and other purposes; and
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People following Xinjiang related issues on Twitter recently may have seen a few tweets like this. On a hunch that Emma Stone might not be re-tweeting the Global Times’ denial of the repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, @tomatospy and I took a closer look.
We found that the accounts obsessively sharing the Global Times article were part of what appears to be a massive spambot network in the making. We identified 375+ related accounts, many of which use the photos of random celebrities.
All of the accounts were created in 2019, but it's not clear who by or for what purpose. Only a relatively small proportion have tweeted on issues relating to China or Xinjiang. Many have barely been used other than what looks like a test tweet - 'Hello [own name]'
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Welcome to the #Pennsylvania Member of Congress Tracking Report for the week ending 11/24/19.

This is where you'll find all the votes and quotes from our 18 House members as well as @SenBobCasey and @SenToomey.

#MoCTrack 1/19
demcastusa.com/2019/11/24/pen…
@SenBobCasey @SenToomey The folks at @538Politics have you covered if you want to assess what percentage of the time your MoC votes along with the Trump Administration’s agenda.

And we collect all of that for our 20 PA MoCs all in one place for you.
#MoCTrack 2/19
bit.ly/37xVxN1
@SenBobCasey @SenToomey @538politics We averted a #Shutdown this week, but did so by having Congress pass a continuing resolution, aka "kicking the can down the road until the week before Christmas"
...when MoCs always make great decisions, right? (cough, #GOPTaxScam)

#MoCTrack 3/19
washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2019…
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#Viewpoint】District Councils are powerless, the most important implication of the election results is on the composition of 2021 Chief Executive Election Committee.

#DistrictCouncil #ChiefExecutive #CCP #China #HongKong
In 2012, Li Ka-shing openly voted for the scandal-troubled Henry Tang (who secured 285 votes), while Leung Chun-ying was only barely elected despite of Beijing's strong mobilization (who secured 689 votes).
In 2017, democrats and pro-local capital Liberal Party tried to stop the re-election of Leung Chun-ying by organizing ABC campaign, and Beijing defended its control power by replacing Leung with Carrie Lam (who secured 777 votes after abandonment of pro-local capital John Tsang).
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This is looking like a thumping victory for the pro-democracy camp in #HongKong and complete wipe out for the pro-Beijing camp. Right now Democracy camp 115 v pro-establishment 9 !!! Catastrophic loss for Carrie Lam’s administration.
That is unless there are lots of pro-establishment results to come in?
This is extraordinary! 142 to 13 !!! Absolute political annihilation for the pro-Beijing camp and resounding victory for the pro-democracy movement. How is the #HongKong government going to spin this? #China
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Long thread about my first-hand experience about the #HongKong District Council Election 2019:

I supported a Pro-democratic localist candidate campaigning, now exhausted and returned home after 16+ hours of non-stop campaigning:
1. Pro-CCP candidates are now better presented; they are disguised as “independent”, “young”, “energetic” & "well-educated" candidates; quickly exposed if you ask them about the CCP regime or #HongKongPolice brutality: they will avoid these questions or give vague answers.
2. They have far more resources: 5x manpower & 10x promotional materials than us, I guess most of their supporters are not volunteers but paid (we ALL volunteered). Only 5 of us showed up at 6am today, they had >20 from the head start; we had to give up some strategic locations.
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1. THREAD: Today is #HongKong’s Election Day. The polls will open momentarily through 10:30 p.m. local time. Across 18 districts, 452 seats are contested under the first-past-the-post system. (27 ex officio members represent rural areas.) The opposition needs 240 for a majority.
2. The 18 District Councils focus on local issues, so traditionally, these elections are far less politicized than the territory-wide Legislative Council, which makes laws and is much more powerful. However, against the backdrop of the ongoing protests, the mood is different.
3. Until disqualified last month for advocating self-determination, my friend @joshuawongcf had intended to run in the South Horizons West constituency. The incident has made international headlines and reminded us not to depoliticize the elections. wsj.com/articles/disqu…
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Wang “William” Liqiang is trying to obtain political asylum in Australia and claims that he was a spy for #China / The Communist Party.

He also claims to have a trove of inside intelligence on China's political subversion ops against #HongKong, Taiwan, and Australia. 👀
He also identified Chinese senior military intel officers in Hong Kong and brought all his info to Australia's ASIO - the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.
I guess time will tell if he's telling the truth, but he's trying to get asylum and it seems that he reported himself to Australia's government. Or, at least, I haven't read anything YET that says he was caught spying & is now trying to get asylum.
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District Council elections will take place on Sunday, November 24 in 452 constituencies across #HongKong. Polling stations open from 7:30am to 10:30pm.

Read HKFP’s election interview series: hongkongfp.com/2019/11/09/hon…

File photo: GovHK.
Candidates embarked on last-minute campaigning on Saturday, after many suspended campaigns to focus on helping university students in the past week.

The pro-Beijing camp holds three-quarters of the seats, and has a majority in all 18 councils.

Photo: Stand News screenshot.
The turnout of the 2015 District Council election was 47 percent of registered voters. This figure - though far lower than the 58.3 percent turnout for the following year's LegCo election - already represents a significant increase on 2011's turnout.

Photo: Stand News screenshot
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I spoke to a South Korean student who says she has became the target of cyber-bullying and doxxing by mainland Chinese students for supporting the Hong Kong protests. She is not alone, other pro-protest students at many schools have had similar experiences. #HongKong #Korea
At another school, a student’s face was posted across campus, along w/ misogynistic slogans like “f*** me,” “I’m a parasitic slut” and “I’m a mentally ill person” .. while another school’s student says Chinese students threw coins at ppl, saying they could afford to. #hkprotest
We reached out to several schools who have yet to reply. One student believes staff won’t address the matter bc “Chinese students = money ”. At 71,000, mainland Chinese students make up the largest segment, or 44.4% of Korea’s int’l student body.
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The Hong Kong Way - a #HongKong Protest art thread

HKers’ human chains & supply chains are frequent sights in the pro-democracy mvmt, peaceful displays of the ppl's unity & defiance. We look at our art to understand how the simple act of holding hands can be powerful.

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The HK Way is inspired by the Baltic Way, when 2 mln from Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania joined hands to demonstrate for independence from the Soviet Union in 1989. It's HKer's way of saying - we're just the latest in a long line of ppl fighting for freedom & democracy.

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Our ppl made the HK Way on Aug 23 - 30 miles of hands & hearts weaving through the fabric of our city. HKers lined streets, bridges, waterfront... hand-in-hand we even scaled Lion Rock, lighting up our skyline with phones & our collective hopes. We were many, we were one.

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Latest for @dw_chinese - In the midst of the intense #HongKong coverage, I took some time off to follow up on the "confession" video of #Uyghurs released by @globaltimesnews on Sunday. I talked to two American Uyghurs targeted by that campaign, and here's what they told me -
@dw_chinese @globaltimesnews @Alfred_Uyghur and @ferkat_jawdat's mothers and uncles are all featured in the video, and Arfat told me that the Chinese government has been refusing to answer his questions about his parents' conditions since he started speaking out about their disappearance.
@dw_chinese @globaltimesnews @Alfred_Uyghur @ferkat_jawdat "My mom was detained in re-education camps from the end of 2017 to the beginning of 2019. Three months ago, I made a testimonial video, in which I talked about how I learned about my mom’s release from the camp and the life-threatening surgery that she received afterward."
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At 3:50 a.m. local time, 4 individuals dressed in black and wielding batons entered the print shop and warehouse of the #HongKong edition of @EpochTimes and set a fire.

This is our response. (Thread 👇) theepochtimes.com/epoch-times-st…
The telescopic batons carried by the thugs in the video are similar to those used by the #HongKongPolice. Two of the thugs who carried out the attack were dressed in black with masks, like the #HongKongProtesters.

This was apparently done in an effort to confuse…
…the situation, as this tactic fits a pattern we have seen in #HongKong. Police and thugs have pretended to be protesters, journalists, and citizens, and committed violence, including beatings and arson, then blamed the protesters in an attempt to discredit them.
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4 masked intruders dressed in black set a fire at the printing press of the #HongKong edition of @EpochTimes in the early hours of Nov. 19, marking the 4th attack to the facility since its opening more than a decade ago. (Thread 👇) theepochtimes.com/masked-intrude…
The incident took place around 3:40AM, as the staff there were about to send off newly printed newspapers to the stands.

Moments after staff opened the factory door, 4 masked men walked into the facility and pointed batons towards the workers, shouting: “all of you don’t move!”
Surveillance footage shows 2 of the men dressed in all black carrying batons, while one of them holds newspapers, and another carries two containers containing a flammable liquid, which he poured onto the factory machines and newspapers.
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About #HongKong’s High Court ruling anti-mask law unconstitutional, the spokesperson of the Legislative Affairs Commission of the National People's Congress Standing Committee: (1/5)
The Court of First Instance of the High Court of the HKSAR ruled that some provisions of the Emergency Regulations Ordinance were incompatible with the Basic Law of the HKSAR and therefore were invalid. The LAC of the SC of the NPC expressed deep concern. (2/5)
The Chinese Constitution and the Basic Law together form the constitutional basis of the SAR. Whether a law of the HKSAR is in conformity with the Basic Law of the HKSAR can only be judged and decided by the NPC SC, and no other organ has the right to judge or decide. (3/5)
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