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[Thread] #Grèvedu5decembre à Toulouse ! Notre suivi de la journée (Et de la suite?) commence maintenant avec un petit son pour se mettre en jambe : Riot in Toulouse de Little Bob Story (1977). Go !

Ce matin sur le périph toulousain, feux de palettes et opération escargot : (…)

Mirail, Sciences Po et plusieurs lycées bloqués ce matin. La grève dans l'éducation nationale est massive (entre 60 et 90% de grévistes) et suivie par les lycéen-ne-s.
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to the non-HKers who are following me for the #HongKongProtests:

sorry about the whole neo-nazi freak out 🙏🏼 to sum it up, there are some suspicious characters at the fringes of HK‘s pro-democracy movement.

the majority of HKers are NOT aligning with these fringe thoughts! 1/?
while it may seem that HKers are sliding closer and closer to extremist views (e.g. alt-right imagery, white supremacist allies),

𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗛𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗞𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿

yes, there is a small and vocal minority that is advocating increasingly dangerous ideals, and yes, as we become more desperate, we begin to grab at any straws we can reach, which can lead to some dangerous alliances (3/?)
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To all those who thought I was some crazy conspiracy tin foil hat wearing Black guy for saying #HongKongProtests are part of the #WhiteSupremacy agenda, take a look

Whitey benefits from sabotaging what it views to be its Number One Threat to its dominance

#HKprotest = BULLSH*T
Y'all might ask how this relates to African Americans - you see, I like looking at the bigger picture & I see one where #WhiteSupremacy is an insidious global threat trying to squash everyone & one that subtly keeps putting whitey at the top.

#China now its biggest threat
Our gov't wastes trillions of your tax $ & your childrens' lives fighting to keep #WhiteSupremacy intact

Is that what you want for your kids? To die as cannon fodder for whitey? To live in a bankrupt country for whitey? To see underfunded schools to pay for whitey' wars? FU*K NO
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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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On the way to Edinburgh Place for Thanksgiving assembly, #HongKongProtests mascots are on sale/display—Pepe the frog + 連豬 + 勇武
People are waving the national flag and singing the national anthem of the US at the #Thanksgiving assembly as part of #HongKongProtests. #POTUS signed the Hong Kong Human Rights & Democracy Act into law this morning HK time
#GloryToHongKong #願榮光歸香港 + American flag. What a combo... #HongKongProtests
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Thousands have gathered at Edinburgh Place on Thanksgiving Day to express gratitude to US govt for signing HK Human Rights and Democracy Act into law. This is the first major rally organised after the #DCelection and turnouts are still strong.
Before the program begins, the protesters observed a one minute silence in remembrance of casualties in the movement.
US national anthem played at the beginning in the rally, but the sign interpreter stole the show.
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nonetheless, international observers should not prematurely celebrate the election results as an end to the #hongkongprotests - they simply show how hongkongers are determined to take every opportunity to make our voices heard within a system that is rigged against us
while celebrating the historic results, hongkongers have immediately reminded one another that this is not a victory. the city still looks like a police state; the situation in #polyu has been declared to be a humanitarian crisis. 4000+ have been arrested; countless injured.
hongkongers are celebrating because we have taken our struggle from the streets, to the hills, to the districts, to the ballot boxes – from 'adding oil', to 'resisting', to 'taking revenge', to 'voting', these are all threads in an arduous fight for democracy & self-determination
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mini-thread comment on this:

I think this is a very accurate take for the *time* Simon Cheng was kidnapped. This would also roughly be when a foreign friend left HK was his family after death threats got too intense and he was being followed whenever he left the house.
Simon Cheng would have set off every red flag for a Ministry of State Security cadre looking for the "black hand" organizing #HongKongProtests.
- worked at UK Consulate

- was assigned to monitor protests and participated

- set up a study group that included Mainlanders here

- was collecting money to bail a Mainland protester out of jail during that trip to Shenzhen

- was in contact with a lot of 'leaders', I assume
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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 👇)…
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 👇)…
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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At 09:45 on Monday our team of human rights observers deployed overnight outside #PolyU were arrested on suspicion of "participating in a riot." We believe they did nothing wrong and the arrests are in breach of Hong Kong's obligations under the ICCPR.…
All are now released on bail and are fine except for being exhausted. At this time we are not commenting further due to the usual legal stuff. I'd like to thank all those who helped us over the last 24hrs. It's at times like this when friends and networks are most important.
“The role of journalists and other monitors engaged in observing, documenting and
reporting on assemblies is of special importance, and is protected under Article 21 [ICCPR] and its related rights. Journalists and observers may not be prohibited from recording assemblies..."
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Testimony from a person inside #PolyU:

"I am a frontliner. I only have 7% left on my phone.

Seeing many people rush to Tsim Sha Tsui to save us today, I am very moved.

I understand lots of people have asked why we want to defend PolyU."

"First, I am not a #PolyU student, just someone who brought in lots of supplies to PolyU after seeing different requests for help.

Most of the supplies I brought in have been used up.

Here, there are some people who want to surrender."

"But I, along with my group, do not plan to surrender. We will fight to the death; we would rather live freely and burn, than to be subjugated and diminished.

We will use all means necessary to resist."

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Voice message circulating on Telegram: "We are a group of people who have been trapped in #PolyU for more than 30 hours. At this point, we are exhausted beyond measure. The government has not left us with a single sliver of reprieve."

"Every time we tried to go outside, the police started shooting at us with rubber bullets. The worst situation was when at 2pm, while they sat in front of reporters, the police stormed the university, kettling us with more than 100 tear gas canisters."

"Many protesters couldn't handle the tear gas and had to sit down; they were arrested. Under such heavy smoke, where you cannot even see who is next to you, the police fired rubber bullets at us relentlessly, without any attempt to arrest anyone."

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alright imma do my best to start a thread, mostly from the apple daily stream

as always, u can get 9 streams at once here…
reporter says they are outside the science museum; earlier, we heard protestors calling desperately to woleifei, or the “peaceful, rational, non-violent” group

“come back! come back! polyU needs you! woleifei, come back!”

in 5 months ive never heard begging more desperate
from telegram:

“saujuk, please tuck your shirts in!”

saujuk = comrades

we tuck our shirts in to make it harder for undercover cops to blend in. since they often have sidearms strapped to their waists, tucking shirts in will either reveal the gun or make it hard to draw
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Hong Kong Police Escalate Aggression in Violent Clashes at University Campus…
Here's The Real Reason Why Hong Kong Authorities Are Desperate To Regain Control Of University: Control of the INTERNET.

H/T @CoryGroshek…
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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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#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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Srdjo Popovic, the professional regime-change specialist and his organization, CANVAS, have played a lead role in most every CIA-backed Color Revolution since color revolution in Serbia in 2000. CANVAS is funded by The Washington Freedom House, CIA, USAID, NED and Soros. #Bolivia
Popović’s CANVAS claims to have trained “pro-democracy activists” from more than 50 countries, including Ukraine, Syria, Venezuela, Georgia...
Juan Guaido was one of the five Venezuelan students sent by the NED to Belgrade in 2005 to be trained by CANVAS.
Popović and his Otpor NGO were recipients of a major share of over $41 million US government money for their “democracy-building” campaign in Serbia during the Milosevic ouster.
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My latest Being Water, in which I try my best to explain and recap the past two weeks of #HongKongProtests. I've been trying to write this for almost two weeks but everything kept changing while I was writing the first 3-5 drafts.…
I break the past two weeks down into three phases. The government escalated violence, trying to beat and arrest us into submission, starting roughly on 10/31 (Halloween).

I think the mall raids are the clearest example of how HKPF tactics changed.
They were trying to compel a new unofficial curfew with brute force on increasingly random people.

"... stay home on weekends or expect arbitrary arrest, pepper spray, or tear gas exposure. Stop what you’re doing and flee when you see Green Objects appear anywhere near you."
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Long thread-(1) “It does feel like war.” The scale of confrontations in CUHK on Tue even surprised some frontline protesters. Sky is one.

“There could be about 2000 protesters near the bridge, and in the night..and we have to ask some to stay back a bit. It really is a first.”
(2)The 23year-old is not a CUHK grad, but came to campus to join the fight, including hurling petrol bombs at police. The landscape in campus, he believed, has created level-playing field vs police. "In the past, we could only take defence & run away from riot police or raptors."
(3)Sky has not gone home for 3 days. He ate, bathed and slept in campus, getting clothes and supplies from citizens.

“There will be ‘parents’ bringing supplies, necessities, and materials to make petrol bombs," he said, referring to the supportive crowd.

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[Thread] The scene outside Polytechnic University right now. Protesters have blocked the junction Chatham Rd / Cheong Wan Rd with bricks.

Riot police have arrived outside #PolyU on Chantham Rd. Protesters are getting ready for standoff.

By visual approximation, the riot police seem to be outnumbered by black-clad protesters for now.

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Audrey Eu SC, on behalf of #CUHK student union chief Jacky So seeking injunction to ban police entry, argues there’s no rioting WITHIN Uni precinct; there’s only evidence that #HongKongPolice entered the campus & students responded to “an invasion of their home & try to defend”
Eu: we’re not asking the court to condone violence & the legal conducts of rioters, nor trying to tie the police’s hands. We’re asking #HongKongPolice have to enforce the law in accordance to the law, no more no less #CUHK #HongKongProtests
Eu: there should only be 3 conditions for police to enter #CUHK, a private premise. 1) with a search warrant, 2) at the invitation of the owner, 3) section 50(4) of the #HongKongPolice Force Ordinance, which reads as below:

Link to the law:
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Still barricades up at CUHK and riot police on bridge no2. These are students barricading themselves on their own campus
Gonna update what’s been happening at CUHK in the last hour
Frontline of protesters moved forward and there was a hail of bricks, molotovs and tear gas
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is anyone watching the apple daily live at CUHK?

who are these unmasked adults?
oh they’re teacher/student reps who went to go talk to police

message: police this is CUHK territory, pls move back beyond the bridge

police response: we must stay here and will not retreat to ensure the highway/train are unobstructed
ultimatum seems to have been issued

if at 1430 the police haven’t retreated, protestors say they will take action

if they do retreat, protestors say they will not advance
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