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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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It's 2 am here in #Taipei, yet I'm sitting in front of my laptop, trying to type out all my feelings after some rather upsetting conversation with my parents. Tonight is not the first time that we argued about my career choice, but it is the first time that I felt ...
... that maybe they will never come to appreciate what I do and why I choose to do it. Almost a year ago, I shared a long thread here, talking about my mom asking me to keep a low profile and stay away from writing about topics that might upset #Beijing.
That time, the conversation ended in an upbeat, as I somehow seemed to successfully convince her to put her support behind my decisions. But almost a year later, similar requests came up again during our weekly chat on the phone, and this time, she and my dad both seemed ...
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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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This is our Hong Kong #PolicyAddress2019 thread.
#CarrieLam will begin to deliver the policy address in less than 30 minutes. She’s stated she will focus on housing and land issue, and wants the storm in #HongKong to end.
#CarrieLam plans to announce a HK$2bn subsidy to install electric car parking facilities in private estates. Happy to hear for the environment, but the public is much keener to hear what she has to say about other topics...…
“Five Demands, Not One Less!” Chant pro-democracy members in LegCo hall. After the chanting stops, the camera zooms in on legislators. Some keep to themselves, otbers chat with their neighbours. #PolicyAddress2019 #HongKong
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Earlier, the Land Justice League held a presser demanding that the govt withdraw the Lantau Tomorrow Vision development project, which will cost HKD$5.5billion.

One member compared the govt's attempt to push through the project with the extradition bill.

Tse: "Through the pressuring efforts of lawmakers, there was a period notification of 20 days for the extradition bill. But the Lantau Tomorrow Vision project was not given any such period. It has been passed solely on the basis of a bureaucrat's decision."

"The project has been supported by pro-establishment politicians, who have suppressed citizens' voices.

The #antielab movement has laid bare the fundamental problems with our political structure. Legco symbolizes a form of structural violence."

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🔴LIVE: Current crowd situation at Causeway Bay.

Sizable crowd coming out to 'celebrate' China 70th anniversary.

Source: @appledaily_hk

#反送中 #China70years #antiELAB #HongKongProtests 🇭🇰
🔴LIVE: Thousands start marching from Causeway Bay.

Source: @appledaily_hk

#反送中 #China70years #antiELAB #HongKongProtests 🇭🇰
🔴LIVE: Water cannon truck is spraying protesters near Harcourt Road, Admiralty.

Source: @appledaily_hk

#反送中 #China70years #antiELAB #HongKongProtests 🇭🇰
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Causeway Bay's SOGO department store has announced it will not open on Sunday, in anticipation of #HongKong's anti-authoritarianism march, for which participants have not applied for police permission.

Full story:…

#hongkongprotests #antiELAB
Hours before the supposed beginning of the march, riot police are already patrolling in Causeway Bay, warning shoppers and onlookers not to assemble or they will use force.

Full story:…

Photo: Stand News screenshot. #hongkong #hongkongprotests #antiELAB
Oriental Daily reported that a woman was already taken away by riot police in Causeway Bay around 12:30pm, two hours before protesters had even planned to gather.

Full story:…

Photo: Telegram. #hongkong #hongkongprotests #antiELAB
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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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🇭🇰 WEEKEND 16: While protesters are set to march in Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun district this afternoon, pro-China lawmaker Junius Ho (何君堯) has called for a “cleanup” of Lennon Walls #香港 #HongKongProtests #antiELAB
🇭🇰 A Junius Ho pathway has been created with copies of the pro-China lawmaker’s face lined up on the ground near Hong Kong’s Long Ping MTR subway station #香港 #HongKongProtests #antiELAB
“Fight for freedom!”

Anti-China protesters begin their march in Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun district on the 16th weekend of #antiELAB #HongKongProtests #香港
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Two tins of kerosene were thrown towards protesters in Ming Yuen St, North Point.

Three men who are pro-Beijing supporters also held knives.

Riot police only come much later.

Source: Telegram / @appledaily_hk

#反送中 #antiELAB #HongKongProtests 🇭🇰
One of white shirt men got covered by @hkpoliceforce shield while being escorted to police car. Very ‘caring’.

Source: Telegram / @rthk_news

#反送中 #antiELAB #HongKongProtests 🇭🇰
The scene in North Point when multiple tear gas were fired as riot police came in to clear crowd.


Source: Telegram / Now TV

#反送中 #antiELAB #HongKongProtests 🇭🇰
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Protesters are gathering outside Lok Fu MTR Station on Friday evening. A group will depart every 15 minutes towards Lion Rock, where they will regroup and form a human chain.

In full: Photo: Stand News screenshot. #hongkong #hongkongprotests #antiELAB
Garlic and ginger appeared to be thrown from the window of an apartment at Lok Fu Estate towards the gathered protesters below.

In full: Photo: Stand News screenshot. #hongkong #hongkongprotests #antiELAB
The first protesters preparing to form a human chain began arriving at Lion Rock at around 7pm on Friday.

In full: Photo: SocRec screenshot. #hongkong #hongkongprotests #antiELAB
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This all started with an #ExtraditionBill. But really the fundamental is that we have 2 totally different set of values.”

Speaking at @OsloFF, Hong Kong pop singer Denise Ho @hoccgoomusic explains why China’s 1 country, 2 systems is doomed to fail #OsloFF #HongKongProtests
@OsloFF @hoccgoomusic “When the system does not provide, we take things in our own hands.”

Pop singer Denise Ho @hoccgoomusic says Hong Kong protesters have demonstrated their unity to the world as seen in their #StandWithHK campaigns #OsloFF #HongKongProtests
@OsloFF @hoccgoomusic “Stand up for ourselves. Be naughty. Be rebellious. Be fearless. And most of all, be water.”

Hong Kong pop singer Denise Ho @hoccgoomusic highlights the importance of forming alliances to find solutions as a global community @OsloFF amid ongoing #HongKongProtests #OsloFF #香港
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“831, you beat someone to death. 721, you disappeared.” Protesters are condemning police beating people up on August 31 while on 721 when triads beat up passengers, police were nowhere to be found.
“Killers, rapists.” These are two of the common accusations against the police.
Amid a sea of US flags, there is one lone German flag held by Carlos from Germany. He thinks Angela Merkel should use her time in #China to voice more concrete support for #HK.
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#AntiELAB protesters are filling up Central’s Chater Garden yet again today for a rally calling on US Congress to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, a proposed bill to freeze the assets of local officials working against civic feeedoms and to bar them from the US.
The dress code for today is “smart casual.” Or in this case, black tie.
A new set of chants, all in English, is being airdropped by protesters today along with the lyrics to the US national anthem and other patriotic hymns.
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BREAKING NEWS - carrie lam(b) HAS NOT FORMALLY WITHDRAWN THE EXTRADITION BILL. Her statement says she will propose withdrawing the bill at the next LegCo meeting after October 1st. She is as slippery as her boss. Remember, xi has a majority of votes bought in the LegCo if it 1/
Comes to a vote. Thanks to @BaldingsWorld for parsing through the disgraced leader’s remarks. @Reuters @bloomberg @EpochTimes She is simply trying to get past October 1st and the commie military parade praising xi. #HKexit #AntiELAB
lamb’s office says the proposal will be withdrawn with no vote when the LegCo resumes in mid-October. How convenient for carrie and xi that this date in the future is after Beijing’s key anniversary. Leung is “optimistic about its target of resuming operation in mid-October”
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NEW (unplanned!) @ASPI_ICPC report out this morning - Preliminary Analysis of PRC-linked Information Operations targeting the Hong Kong protests using data @Twitter published online 19 August…
.@JakeWallis_ASPI, @tomatospy & @elisethoma5 found the information operation targeted at Hong Kong appear to have been a relatively small and hastily assembled operation rather than a sophisticated information campaign planned well in advance. However our research also found...
..the accounts included in the info ops were active in earlier operations targeting political opponents of the Chinese government inc. exiled billionaire Guo Wengui, human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng, book publisher Gui Minhai & protesters in China
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A possible theory about the whole #HK #antiELAB. I believe it’s all about money. The #ELAB, was for that purpose: /1
1. China financial health is currently under serious stress, and needs money, in the level of trillions, quick. Who has that much money #China can access? Hong Kong /2
2. Passage of #ELAB law will help China 2 arrest anyone #China like, & in the process call confiscate all their wealth. Public options believe #CCP only interested in #Xi political rivals. But if u need a lot of money and u have decided 2 support Mao policies, why stop there? /3
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Police, many in full riot gear, were deployed to schools across the city today. Uniformed schoolchildren were stopped, searched and intimidated for staging peaceful protests or handing out flyers. A bleak glimpse of Hong Kong under martial law.

(Pics via AD, TG, HKUSU Campus TV)
Sadly HKU’s Dr Sun is “geared up” no longer. Just as well, I’m sure he wouldn’t have approved of frontliners’ tactics. Kickboard shields? That would never have flown in the Huizhou Uprising or Whampoa Military Academy. The “Father of Modern China” was all in on armed rebellion.
It’s quite telling that when I first walked past this drawing at HKU of protesters getting savagely beaten I had to stop a moment to check out their outfits before I could be tell if it was triads attacking protesters at Yuen Long or police attacking protesters at Prince Edward.
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Just 15 minutes into the “Stuck with You” pressure test protest at Hong Kong International Airport and there are already several hundred #antiELAB protesters gathered outside at the airport bus terminus. These things tend not to get serious until a few hours after the start time.
Additional security measures put into place after protesters occupied the airport last month mean they can’t enter the terminal building. Access into the airport is constricted to a few chikepoints, but there is already a heavy police presence in and around HKIA. #HKprotests
Airport Express services have already been terminated and protesters are marching over from Tung Chung. Meanwhile inside the terminal police are stockpiling crowd control gear.

(Pic via Telegram)
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【Open Letter from #Hongkongers to The World】- spreading via social networking app

To people all around the world,

We, Hongkongers just experienced a terrorist attack planned and executed by our Hong Kong Police Force. At about 10pm today, our police force rushed into our...
...railway system in Prince Edward station, got in to the carriage and indifferently beat up all the people in it regardless they are protesters or simply passengers. They ignored the weapon guidelines and fired tear gas indoor in the carriage which is in fact lethal.Also, they..
..beat up innocent people causing them seriously wounded. Some passengers kneeled before them asking them to stop but the response they got were beaten ever harder. Meanwhile, the police haven’t arrested the passengers after they got beaten up, showing that the only purpose of...
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Thread: #HongKong: Police arrest at least 10 pro-democracy leaders in the last 30 hours…
Police conducted a massive arrest of pro-democracy politicians for various offences in the last 30 hours. Police have rounded up at least 10 opposition leaders including Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow. Both Joshua & Agnes from Demosisto Party were arrested, charged & released on bail.
Others who were arrested include Au Nok-hin, Yau Man King (the ex-assistant to Sha Tin District Councillor James Chan Kwok-keung), Jeremy Tam (Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Civic Party), Andy Chan, Althea Suen (Former president of Hong Kong University Student) , Rick Hui....
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Since Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation has again closed stations nearby today’s (authorised) protest march, protesters are sharing this map of the area’s pedestrian footbridge network and are warning each other to avoid Tai Wo Hau Station, since it’s next door to a police station.
Like so many times before, Hongkongers are today making their resolve to 「風雨中抱緊自由」(“hold onto freedom in the wind and rain”) literal, defying rainstorm warnings and gale-force winds earlier in the day to take their struggle to the streets of Kwai Chung.
Protesters laying out bamboo spars to stop traffic pn Yeung Uk and Luen Yan
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[THREAD] Over the past weeks I’ve met a few #HongKong politicians in the pro-Beijing / centrist camp on the #antiELAB protest.

One message I’ve consistently received is that many of them are pushing Carrie Lam to respond to protesters’ top 2 demands.…
A senior pro-Beijing lawmaker told me she is “furious” that Lam has missed every single chance to defuse the crisis, and most in the pro-Beijing camp are aware it cannot resolve the crisis peacefully without meeting SOME of the 5 demands.
She also said her party believes there are “no political risks” involved for the #extraditionbill’s full withdrawal now.

According to a source in the centrist camp with close ties to the govt, Carrie Lam’s refusal to fully withdraw the #extraditionbill is merely a “face” problem
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