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Yikes: @RealJayWilliams just said on @espn his advice to @NBA players before last week's games in China was to stay silent because, "There's nothing that Lebron James can say that will fundamentally change what a communism country is...doing right now." #StandWithHongKong
Also, @espn is still shamefully and falsely referring to the protesters in #HongKong as "anti-government protesters." Moments before, in intro-ing the segment, anchor @elleduncanESPN used the term, with a similar chyron underneath:
@espn @elleduncanESPN There's more: On @espn's "First Take," @stephenasmith blames *Daryl Morey* for China's censorship and LeBron's comments Monday, saying LeBron is right that Morey's tweet in support of #HongKong protesters "could have waited."

Waited for when, Stephen A.?
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In response to this comments by POTUS @realDonaldTrump & others

1. πŸ‡­πŸ‡° Protestors may shrink in numbers but this doesn't mean the movement is losing momentum / public support.

(Polls show that discontent towards HK Gov continues to grow by the day)…
2. πŸ‡­πŸ‡° Gov & #HKPF has been making efforts to disperse crowd (e.g. deployment of teargas & excessive force) at BEGINNINGS of protests

This means it is no longer possible to hold another peaceful 2M march without serious casualties.
3. Protests are no longer safe and recommended for elderly & children.

While not necessarily preferring use of violence, everyone out in the streets must be prepared to take the risk in case situation get ugly.

All protesters must be ready to run / put on a fight if need be.
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This is an article from Appledaily 2 days ago.
Ms Nam had helped over 100 front line supporters since June. She treated all of them as if they're her own sons.

long article but please take a few minutes to read.
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As I mentioned last night/this morning, I've just arrived in Hong Kong for a weeklong visit. Picked a hell of a time for it, as it turns out.
I'm not an expert in Hong Kong history or in the current movement by any means, but what's going on right now is extraordinary.
I've tweeted about the protests some in recent months, but I've been reading and retweeting a lot more, since I've been trying to get my bearings. I'm going to do a lot of the same in the next week.
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Hong Kong Protest continue on the 70th Anniversary of the
Rise of Communism in China πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³

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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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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This is my humble letter to all #HongKongers,
and People in #HongKong.

In this letter, I have discussed the imminent crisis this social movement is currently facing due to the language of the "media", and have provided solutions to tackle their strategy...
If you find this letter inspirational, please Retweet or spread it to your community.

That is all I can help, as a foreigner who loves #HongKong.

Stay strong and unified. HKer.

#FreeHongKong #LIHKG
Fight against #Chinazi
#PoliceBrutality @lihkg_forum
You are welcome to translate the letter without my permission.

I think it will be more comprehensible for most #HongKongers to read in Chinese.

And I am happy to elaborate my ideas here if it is necessary.

All identified wumao will be blocked as this letter is not for you.
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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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Q: How much do #HKPolice’s pro-#China cowards fear FREEDOM & DEMOCRACY?

A: So much that they’ll use 8 heavily-armored thugs to beat one of #HongKong’s peaceful protestors into submission.

#StandWithHongKong #StandUp4HumanRights #FreeHK #SOSHK #HKPF
… #HKPolice have literally BASHED THIS MAN’S SKULL πŸ’€. He has profuse bleeding from his head. Pray for him & #PrayforHongKong. πŸ™

#HongKong’s #PoliceTerrorism must STOP. #Congress must pass the #HKHumanRightsandDemocracyAct & @POTUS must SANCTION #HKPF.

… there are literally no words to describe #HKPolice’s excessive force other than β€œ#PoliceBrutality & #PoliceTerrorism.”

WATCH how #HongKong’s #HKPF are indiscriminately beating young, peaceful protestors & bystanders. Many are probably just commuters!

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"Beijing has grown anxious about any kind of spillover to the mainland."

Timely @washingtonpost report on the CCP's paranoia about political contagion from Hong Kong to mainland China by @ShibaniMahtani @gerryshih & Tiffany Liang.

@washingtonpost @ShibaniMahtani @gerryshih Quote

"Andreas Fulda, the author of a book on efforts at democratization in China and a senior fellow at the University of Nottingham’s Asia Research Institute, said voices like Chen’s are 'not being heard.'

'But we shouldn’t think that these voices do not exist,' he added."
@washingtonpost @ShibaniMahtani @gerryshih Let me add a few reflections about this topic.

Since 2007 and as a university lecturer in the UK I have taught many mainland Chinese students.

In the years 2011-12 I noticed a shift in their overall attitudes, away from the party line & towards a much more critical inquiry /1
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Aug 31 #HongKongProtests in a nutshell

- Police pretended as protesters
- Indiscriminate attack by HKPF in train
- Water Cannons deployed
- Real gun shot at Victoria Park
- Medics blocked away from the injured

#HongKongProtests #HongKongPolice #PoliceBrutality #SOSHK
Police acting indifferent despite the begging of first-aiders

#PoliceBrutality #HongKongProtests

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More water cannons being used now. Shooting blue streams on the street and up to the bridge. Purple and green lights, later on, are lasers being used by the unarmed peaceful Religious Protesters. More police backup arrives.
More of the police on the rooftops. What are the circle and square devices? Here purple and green lasers being used by the unarmed peaceful Religious Protesters.
Press has πŸ‘€ on the police as he points his weapon. More tear gas is deployed and the barrier are slowly moved forward.
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#Riseup #StandWithHongKong #FightForHongKong #WatchTheWater. Yesterday the authorities in Hong Kong declared that today’s March was illegal & anyone attending would be arrested. That fell on deaf ears as hundreds of thousands poured into the streets today. #RainOrShine
Since this March was declared illegal it was decided that today’s event would be a β€œReligious March” as the police can’t arrest anyone at a religious event. #ThesePeopleAreBrilliant #HiveMind! This showed up at a religious gathering last night.

Photo credit: @Lukewearechange
.@Lukewearechange is OTG in #HongKong as free independent media funded by his supporters. Luke is the only reporter I know that is broadcasting with commentary. Excellent coverage provided from around the world. Here’s today’s coverage.

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1. I was once told by a foreign journalist that police use force to disperse protestors is legitimate because protestors were participating in an "unauthorized" march. At first, I was a bit mad, then I realize how this idea of "obeying the law" is indoctrinated to everyone.
2. In a nearly Just society, respecting the law is a virtue that shall be promoted, but Hong Kong is not a just society, the state has systematically violated its obligation to protect rights of its people.
3. The government is not governed by the people, nor for the people, it is suffocating the future of the people. The law is weaponized by the state and turned against its people. Today protest and march are unauthorized, but we don't need to be authorized to express our dissent,
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Ok, HongKongers, I'm reposting my #Eye4HK photo today, to show more support and to hopefully get your attention so I can ask you to consider something:

Your fight against totalitarianism is probably the most inspiring thing happening on this planet today. But I keep seeing... demand "Democracy," and I don't think that's really what you want. I don't blame you, because people all over the world demand "Democracy," thinking they are demanding something that will guarantee them freedom. Freedom to come to their own decisions about what is best...
...for their lives, and to act accordingly.

But "Democracy," is nothing more than a process of mob rule. If the mob votes for freedom, yes, you'll get freedom. But has history has taught us, the mob often does not vote for freedom. The mob votes to oppress or steal from...
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Wrap-up about what I saw on Granville St today, as ProHK and ProChina demonstrators faced off, once again.
ProHK organizers kept it very tight: the demonstration lasted a little over an hour.
Both sides had people out in force, tho ProHK had a bigger crowd today./2 #freeHongKong
2) with their people on the west side of Granville stretching from West 16th Avenue to Angus Drive.
I counted about 20 @VancouverPD officers in attendance, with more showing up about midway through the rally. The master of ceremonies thanked the @RCMP for coming, /3 #FreeHongKong
3) though I didn’t note any uniformed officers there. All police seemed to be distributed equally along both sides of Granville Street.
Crowds really didn’t have a chance to get into each other’s faces because...6 lanes of traffic.
The climate on the ProHongKong /4 #FreeHongKong
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