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1/ On #Singapore and the #HongKongProtests: This is a comment left on my FB after I shared @limlouisa’s excellent @nytopinion op-ed. It’s one guy w/o a pic but I don’t think he’s a troll + I’ve seen this same sentiment expressed by other Singaporeans so had some thoughts...
2/ First, the disclaimer: I don’t know how representative Robert Wee’s views are of Singaporeans in general—I just know that it’s not uncommon. There are also some instances of this, although again, not sure how representative:
3/ I feel like the sentiment of “the protesters should just understand and accept they are a part of China and 2047 is coming” tells us more about Singaporeans than about anything happening in #HongKongProtests. And it has an impact on our own politics + civil society.
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Sea of black in Hong Kong: Will march against suspended extradition bill get another record turnout? Follow our tweets and #LIVE blog for all the latest
#LIVE: The protesters are beginning to move from Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. From here they will march towards the government headquarters in Admiralty #extraditionbill
#LIVE: A flower shop in Hung Hom is offering free flowers to people who want to pay tribute to a protester who died in a fall on Saturday #extraditionbill
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🇭🇰 "We have no intention to set a deadline for this work."

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam says she’s suspending the controversial China-backed #ExtraditionBill that’s sparked thousands to protest. More @business: #香港 #反送中
🇭🇰☂ In Hong Kong, another massive march is pushing ahead today despite the government's decision to suspend a controversial China-backed #ExtraditionBill #香港 #反送中

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A sea of black in Hong Kong today as protesters gather for another march over an unpopular #ExtraditionBill #香港 #反送中
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I grew up in South London in the Thatcher years. There was a lot of hostility towards the police. When I moved to #HongKong in the early 90s, I was struck by the genial relations between people and the police. They were generally liked and respected 1/
#HongKong people were proud that their police force was not like the Public Security Bureau of China. There were always bad eggs but generally, the force was considered clean and professional. People trusted them 2/
I covered and attended many protests over the years. In the past they were almost always peaceful and there was little aggro from the police. This began to change in the CYLeung years as Beijing tightened the screws and society became more polarised 3/
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Demonstrators have gathered for another day of protests as Hong Kong officials are set to debate a controversial law that would ease extraditions to mainland China
🇭🇰 Protesters in Hong Kong drag barricades into the middle of a road leading to the Legislative Council building as they prepare for another mass demonstration on a controversial #ExtraditionBill #香港 #反送中
🇭🇰 Here’s the scene now near Hong Kong’s Legislative Council building where a mass protest is set to take place #ExtraditionBill #香港 #反送中

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Calls for strikes & protests for June 12th in #HongKong. That's when the extradition bill is scheduled for a second reading. Carrie Lam, the HK head of government is under pressure to resign. She is doing the bidding of #China's #CCP government.
HK leader Carrie Lam says the extradition bill was not proposed by Beijing. "We are doing it," she says. Not true. She is China's stooge in H.K. Why HK people elected these leaders? It's because China has veto power over the candidates. Only pro #China candidates can run.
#HongKong leader defiant as city gears up for fresh protests, strikes - Carrie Lam vowed on Tuesday to push ahead with the bill…
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