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Livefeed of protests across all 18 districts of #HK. They’re just getting started now, many in malls.
Just spray painted on the floor of apm mall, Kwun Tong: ‘#LiberateHongKong #RevolutionOfOurTimes
It’s completed with ‘#HK people, resist!’ & dates marking police crimes of omission & commission. #香港人反抗
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For those wondering why there are increasing conflicts between pro-nation state China and pro-HK folks, it is due to different understandings and beliefs of what the #HongKongProtests are about:

1. Belief in ethnic and cultural unity as a collective supersedes individualism.
Geopolitical reasons aside, this belief by mainland nationalists is also one of the key reasoning why they lay “claim” to Taiwan. Sorry, let alone how Taiwan is culturally and ethnically diverse, along with active reconciliation efforts toward aboriginal peoples on the island,
this type of identity politics to justify geopolitical aggression and construction and reinforcement of blind hegemonic nationalism is very dangerous.

We’ve already seen religious and ethnic minority cleansing, most notable with Tibet and now in #Xinjiang with the #Uyghurs.
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10/01: Within an hour of the #LennonWall being built at Aberdeen Station, pro-CCP Mainland Chinese nationalists are destroying it and intimidating people. Ugly, disrespectful actions.

Part 1:

📍Richmond, Canada.
#HongKongProtests #cansaveHK
Part 2:

(not in video but important situational context) Lennon Wall Organizers and event-goers reported on the telegram group that they are being followed by Pro-CCP people as they leave the event. They don't feel safe.

Police stepped in, luckily. Pics coming.
Pro-CCP people, translated:

"It's our freedom (to be here and destroy the wall)."
"China killed people? Hong Kong killed people. Hasn't Canada killed people too?"
"It's you that started insulting us."
"Doesnt Canada doesn't have problems too?"
"Who hit who? No one hit anyone"
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Livefeed: Across #HK this morning, secondary school human chain protests are taking place, calling on the govt to meet all 5 demands. Most are occurring between 7 and 8 am. facebook.com/hk.nextmedia/v…
#HK secondary school human chain protest in Ho Man Tin, not far from Mong Kok police station where protests have been held every evening since the 8/31 police attacks on commuters in Prince Edward MTR station.
#HK secondary school human chain protest in Shatin. Many alumni, often dressed in black, are showing solidarity with the students by participating in the protests.
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Hong Kong's "Summer of Dissent" [thread]. I'm starting a series of illustrations to explain some of the context of the current protests. I think what is happening right now is history in the making and I want to add perspective to some of the reporting I've seen. #hongkongprotest
1: The extradition bill and why HK people are still angry about it. Next up: how the relations between protesters and the police have deteriorated. #hongkongprotest

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2: The protests by the numbers and a look into how the relations between the public and the police have deteriorated. #HongKongProtests

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Like the umbrella, the helmet has become Hong Kong protesters' tool, serving both functional and symbolic purposes. ☂️⛑️
In June, journalists donned helmets and neon vests to attend an indoor press conference hosted by the police in protest against the their excessive use of force against protesters and the press corps
This guy put on a helmet for his commute home, after passengers and protesters were violently beaten up by armed thugs at Yuen Long station on Sunday night.
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