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#portlandprotesters deploy some amazing #hongkongprotest tactics tonight in the streets - this video is perhaps my favorite of the whole night! We are evolving 💪 we got this! #portlandprotests
Federal officers shoot Portland protesters (and press) with crowd control munitions. The city of Portland is currently an occupied militia state, and the citizens are being terrorized by the US government. #portlandprotests
Here are some ‘crowd control munitions’ I gathered off the street tonight after they were shot at us. Some are expired. I also melted a lot of the skin off my finger tips unfortunately 😕 #portlandprotests
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The #NatSecLaw is officially in use. HKPF stated chanting slogans and waving flags, or even just having those intentions, would land you in jail.

#HongKongProtests #StandWithHongKong
New in — Police cordon in Wan Chai, outside of fast food restaurant Jolibee. More than 30 people are arrested earlier for violating the #NationalSecurityLaw and other charges.
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Latest for @dw_chinese - Into its seventh month, there is no sign that the #HongKongProtest would stop anytime soon. I talked to @KongTsungGan about the recent changes to the movement and how he thinks the movement might develop as we get close to the end of 2019.
@dw_chinese @KongTsungGan With two major rallies attracting hundreds of thousands of protesters onto the street since the DC election, Kong thinks that this is a strong indication that protesters still have strong motivations to demonstrate on the street.
@dw_chinese @KongTsungGan To him, the biggest difference is the absence of frontline protesters in large numbers. "Frontline protesters haven't carried out any large-scale actions since before District Council elections. That's the main way things have changed," he told me.
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Ain’t sure where head of the procession is, but Hennessy Road and all the side streets are alrdy filled with experienced marchers waiting to cut the queue. Likely another massive turnout for today’s CHRF march, one of the biggest we’ve seen in a while as many woleifei’re back.
You know things are about to start...when luxury shops are pulling down their shutters.
Quite a delay in uploading videos. Connection is bad. But hey, here’s Pepe crossover Sesame Street?
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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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An hour past the “deadline”. This looks to be the final stand—entrance to #PolyU. Intermittent chants by remaining protestors & heckling@police. No idea what’s going on inside campus. But there are ppl who wanna leave but are trapped & afraid to try. #HongKongProtests #HongKong
Water cannon, TG deployed 5-10mins ago, and more TG now as protestors start hurling petrol bombs towards the Chatham Rd intersection. Protestor line holding. #HongKong #HongKongProtesters
Protestor being treated and helped into campus. The frontline has grown 200-300, w/ppl ferrying supplies in and out of campus. Another line guarding Science Museum Rd. #HongKong #PolyU #HongKongProtesters
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That was one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen. At PolyU now. This is after an armored vehicle made a charge for the protesters on the bridge only to get engulfed in flames after petrol bombs were thrown. It reversed, while on fire, as police fired teargas. #HongKongProtest
It’s 4am. A group of journalists have set up camp in a room at PolyU, watching the live-streams. Downstairs, protesters continue clashing with police as they have for 19 hours. Outside, Yau Tsim Mong District seems to be in chaos. Many journos have left, fearing their safety.
Police attacked campus. Fire on the bridge and at the main entrance.
Explosions heard on bridge from Molotovs. I’ve seen a couple protesters sobbing hysterically in fear. Protesters trying to put entrance fire out.
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#NOW #PolyUniversity - @hkpoliceforce urges protesters to surrender or they will arrest them by force including LETHAL FORCE. Police warns protesters "Time is running out" as they have been tolerated by the society for long. #HongKongProstests #HongKong #HongKongPolice
Meanwhile on telegram channel, #PolyU protesters vow to defend the campus until the very end - probably the last university stronghold - because they think it'll be almost impossible to reenter the campus if they retreat, which makes it harder to block cross harbour tunnel again.
#BREAKING #PolyU: @hkpoliceforce's armored trucks approached protesters and burning objects. One of them was then set ablaze by Molotov cocktails thrown by protesters. Literally frightening though it shall be put off very soon after it retreated. #HongKongProtests #HongKong
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Riot cops have just arrived to Central in front of IFC. #HongKongProtest
Riot cops are on the pedestrian bridge over Connaught
Standoff on Pedder
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Can we talk about #POWER instead of "violence," please? #Violence is a broad label that gets thrown around in the #HongKongprotest context, and it's basically meaningless.
When people say they can't condone violence, what I hear them say is: "I condone powerful systems of #oppression and #institutionalviolence, and protesters taking a small bit of power back into their own hands makes me uncomfortable."
People who are uncomfortable with protesters fighting strong power with weak power need to examine their priorities.
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The Trolls Are Back: My latest story w @asebenius looks at new research showing how social media attacks on Hong Kong’s protesters have persevered despite take downs… via @bpolitics @pelstrom @dantenkate
Out of around 30,000 accounts that tweeted about the protests, about a third were created since August says @AstroscreenHQ and @donara_barojan
They follow a pattern: less than 10 followers, uses a generic photo to disguise identity, tweet primarily about protests, use generic hashtags like #hongkongprotest to avoid detection. Many posts now appear in English in apparent bid to sway global opinion, says @donara_barojan
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Clashes in #HongKong on 20th Straight Weekend of #Protests (Thread 👇)

Full video & story:…

#China #Eye4HK #加油 #antiELAB #反送中 #HkPoliceBrutality #HongKongProtests #FreeHK #StandWithHongKong #HongKongProtest
#HumanRights #Chinazi #HongKongPolice
"So everytime we do have a peaceful parade or march, it's just that every time there’s police coming out to provoke us. If they don’t come out, they don’t suddenly raise their flag, everytime it will be fine, it will be peaceful."

#StandWithHongKong #hkpolicebrutality #HongKong
"There are mysterious suicides everyday and there have been at least 114 mysterious suicides since the beginning of the time revolution in June, and we can see police brutality on the frontline on a daily basis."

#StandWithHongKong #hkpolicebrutality #HongKong #China #Eye4HK #HK
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When you do business in China, you’re doing business with the Chinese government, right @realDonaldTrump @IvankaTrump ?
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1/ I want to tell a story about me and violence.
It was back to July 21, I was dragging my body back home at midnight after a long day of protest. I lay in my bed, Priscilla was asleep, and I scroll on my phone in the dark. My newsfeed was swarmed with footages..
2/ featuring thugs who held metal rods and hit train passengers indiscriminately at a train station. These hired thugs, later confirmed as gangs connected to pro-Beijing lawmaker and the Chinese liaison office of Hong Kong. They were beating people under the watch of the police..
3/ some were escorted personally by riot police to their safe haven.

I barely slept that night, adrenaline in my body kept me awake. My mind kept rehearsing how would I defend the passengers if I was on the train. The next day, terror has occupied the atmosphere of Hong Kong.
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#NOW in Tsim Sha Tsui, umbrella-holding protesters have occupied Salisbury Rd and walked into Nathan Road. Not a huge crowd but many are waiting along roads from TST pier.
Cantonese is difficult but not too difficult
@ Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Hold it tight when storm looms - protesting couples in #AntiMaskBan march in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Chan Ka-ming, a pro-democracy district council candidate, is chanting slogan at a TST station exit on Nathan Rd.
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Hong Kong Protest continue on the 70th Anniversary of the
Rise of Communism in China 🇨🇳

LIVE: Unauthorised march takes place in Hong Kong on National Day of China via @YouTube @Ruptly


@beldandolo @AutistMember @PhillyQ_ @mbees39 @Rainncloudy
Procession of Flags


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People stepping on the “Road of #XiJinping”, quite a number of them even stopped and jumped on it. Ahead of Chinese National Day, focus of #HongKong protest is shifted to discontent to CCP. #HongKongProtests
This is how #HongKong protesters appeal to mainland Chinese ahead of 1st Oct national day - Lyrics of Chinese National Anthem “March of the volunteers” are presented with pictures of democratic movement & CCP’s repression. #China70years #HongKongProtest
How #HongKong protesters appeal to mainland Chinese - Lyrics of #PRC National Anthem are presented under the context of 1989 democratic movement.
>#LiuXiaobo spoke at Tiananmen Square
>Judges marched to support democracy
>@PDChina reporters called for revocation military control
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6 days ago I made a Instagram post in support of freedom for Hong Kong. This is a 7 year old art that I've posted many times without issue. The only difference is this time I made the post in support of Hong Kong fighting for freedom against the oppressive Chinese government.
The next day, my post was removed for "hate speech". This isn't Instagram's fault. The Chinese government paid attackers to mass report me, thus triggering the algorithm to automatically remove my post. I appealed the removal and my art was restored.
However, ever since that day, I've been shadowbanned as well and I'm still shadowbanned. No doubt due to the same abuse of report button by the paid attackers. The Chinese government have figure out a way to censor and control free speech even outside of their country.
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Sebuah panduan taktik para demonstran di Hongkong ketika berunjuk rasa. Panduan yang mungkin akan berguna saat melakukan aksi turun ke jalan.

Cara meredam gas air mata: jangan lupa bawa tumbler, tak lupa sarung tangan anti panas.
Jangan lupa bawa sarung tangan anti-panas. Suhu proyektil gas air mata yang baru ditembakkan bisa capai 70 derajat. Cukup buat kulitmu terkelupas.
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wow! #HongKongers calling for international help to #StandWithHongKong and join the worldwide march on 9.29

#HongKong #HongKongProtest
Police banning a march again and again? #HongKongers will not be deterred to speak out again and again.
#HongKongers really don't give a damn whether there is @hkpoliceforce's "permission" to march, you can't silence the voices by suppression. This is Hong Kong, not in mainland China.

#HongKong #HongKongProtests #FreeHongKong #StandWithHongKong
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Influence operations targeting #HongKongProtests are still active on Twitter, @AstroscreenHQ just found a live one! A THREAD
@AstroscreenHQ Between August 29 and September 4, *4,016* Twitter users posted 17,063 mentions of hashtags in support of the Hong Kong police and against the protesters. Our team found that at least 67% of those accounts were fake.
@AstroscreenHQ The 3 hashtags @astroscreenHQ analysed were #暴徒(thugs), #守護香港 (guarding Hong Kong) and #全民撐警 (National support for the police).
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#HongKongProtests Hong Kong police arrest north American man who was allegedly involved in directing attacks.
The north American provocateur arrested after his anti-China rant on the #HongKong subway and confrontation with police is Ben Olmsted. Notice the US-funded organisation links. #HongKongProtest
Full video of Ben's rant and arrest.
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Draconian Powers granted by Hong Kong Emergency Declaration Ordinance
(if enacted by Xi Xingping puppet Carrie Lam)

PDF in English:!en@2…
Power to Make Regulations. A very broad power that allows the Chief Executive (Lam) to make ANY laws on the fly.
Total and Complete Censorship
A blackout of any and all means of communication.
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