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[Arrests at #hkprotests hit 10,000 milestone]

1. Since #HongKongProtests last year, 10,000+ HKers were arrested with nearly 400 arrests solely in the past two months. It implies in every 700 #Hongkongers, one has been detained due to protests or #hkpolice’s arbitrary arrests. Image
2. While most are charged w/ rioting & illegal assemblies, the figure clearly indicates freedom of assembly is under assault amid #Beijing’s mounting influence. With the prosecution rate much lower than arrests, it suggests arbitrary arrest is a tactic to scare off protesters.
3. In fact, #policebrutality intensifies, especially with pregnant woman and 12yo girl forcibly tackled to ground, and a #HKer dragged along the ground just because he urged resuming election & demand releasing 12 HK #Asylumseekers now detained in #China’s prison. #save12hkyouth
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[In every 700 #Hongkongers, one was arrested because of #HongKongProtests]

1. Since the outbreak of #HKprotests last year, 9672 #HKers have been arrested when they protested against injustice, with 2093 prosecuted.
2. With arrestees from 11yo kid to 84yo elderly, #hkpolice is now staging the biggest political purge across generations in the city, especially at the time when #hkgov attempting to rewrite history, whitewash #policebrutality and censor textbooks.
3. You may wonder what #HKers can still do under draconian #nationalsecuritylaw, arbitrary arrests, unchecked police violence that even targets pregnant women, and also the detentions of 12 asylum seekers in #China, with their fate still unknown for nearly 2 weeks.
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In 3 days, #BoycottMulan. Disney's #Mulan actress supports #HongKong #PoliceBrutality and fought against freedom as a US citizen.

WATCH this new alternative trailer on Hong Kong's #FightForFreedom. Check out this thread for the stories behind the source videos #StandWithHongKong
First, context for why we are calling for #BoycottMulan.

Chinese actress #LiuYifei, a naturalised US citizen who enjoys freedom and democracy, supports #HongKong #PoliceBrutality in a social post.

#FightForFreedom #StandWithHongKong…
One of the first videos is the "Thin Yellow Line" by @SCMPNews. It's a citizen-led initiative to form human barriers during 2019 #HongKongProtests to protect young protesters. It won the prestigious 2020 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize:…
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[#Thread - 831 incident explained]

1/ On the night of 31 Aug 2019, a police operation that took place at Prince Edward MTR station has caused controversy and left us with many unanswered questions. Here's a timeline of what happened that night and beyond.

2/ At around 22:37, many protesters boarded a Kwun Tong (green) line train at Mong Kok after leaving street clashes with the police. A dispute erupted between protesters and some of the passengers on board as the train entered Prince Edward station.

3/ The dispute then escalated into a confrontation and a man was seen wielding a hammer towards protesters (the man appeared about 8 minutes into the video linked above).
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Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Sunny Cheung said at least three people had stalked him and analogised the scene to what happened to Agnes Chow before arrested for inciting secession. Cheung lobbied other countries, mainly the US, for Hong Kong democratisation. #HongKongProtests
Vice-convenor of Hong Kong democracy group Civil Human Rights Front Figo Chan also said he and the convenor, Jimmy Sham, followed by two people this evening. This came after Sunny Cheung revealed on Facebook three people crept up on him. Such happenings may not be coincidental.
Pro-democracy lawmaker Ted Hui also said on his Facebook he were stalked by some people he doesn’t know. It is not immediately clear what the purpose of the stalking events are. But it has apparently become a trend to surveil pro-democracy politicians and activists. Image
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#BREAKING: China’s parliament has unanimously passed that the incumbent Hong Kong legislature will extend for one year to fill in the lacuna due to a delay on the election: @icablenews. #HongKongProtests
Local pro-Beijing paper @hk01official adds that the incumbent lawmakers do not have to renew the oath for the office, including the four pro-democracy lawmakers disqualified by the returning officers in late July. Image
The extension of the sitting Hong Kong legislature last at least a year, says @rthk_news. #HongKongProtests Image
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Many owners have posted their cats with the Apple Daily newspaper in support of the #SupportAppleDaily campaign launched by the paper yesterday after its founder, Jimmy Lai, and its staff were arrested over the national security law and conspiracy to defraud. #HongKongProtests ImageImageImageImage
Someone has even made a miniature copy of the @appledaily_hk newspaper for their cat. Image
Someone has also pre-purchased multiple copies of today’s @appledaily_hk newspaper at a newsagent’s shop so that others can take them for free. It is not ubiquitous in other places, but it is a new form of protest for Hong Kong’s press freedom. #HongKongProtests Image
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#BREAKING: Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai is arrested for colluding with foreign powers, a crime under the national security law. Seven are arrested in total: sources, including Cheung Kim-hung, ex-chief editor of Apple Daily @appledaily_hk . #HongKongProtests
Jimmy Lai, who is a UK citizen, is handcuffed and and escorted to a van. Arrested for alleged foreign collusion, he is so far the highest-profile arrested after national security law was inserted by Beijing. Police says he is also arrested for committing fraud. #HongKongProtests
Hundreds of police officers raid the headquarters of Apple Daily, which Jimmy Lai founded. Police restate Lai is arrested for colluding with foreign powers, endangering national security and conspiring to defraud. All Apple Dailly staff are booked. Not clear what the purpose is.
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An excellent presentation by Sara Flounders which covers:
1) Twitter & Facebook actions
2) CIA/NED and funding of organisations in HK, including a few HK political parties
2) China/HK Past History
3) Recent HK History
4) Recent Greater Bay Area History
Trained at the Oslo Freedom Forum school of revolution
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#BREAKING: The US is sanctioning 11 Hong Kong and Chinese officials, including Carrie Lam and Chris Tang, because of their direct involvement of the national security law legislation and human rights violation. Bloomberg @business also reports that. #HongKongProtests
The (former) Hong Kong officials include Carrie Lam, Teresa Cheng, John Lee, Chris Tang, Eric Chan, Stephen Lo, Erick Tsang. #HongKongProtests
And the Chinese officials to be sanctioned are Xia Baolong, Zhang Xiaoming, Zheng Yanxiong and Luo Huining. #HongKongProstests
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#BREAKING: Pro-democracy activists Lester Shum and Tiffany Yuen and politicians Alvin Yeung, Dennis Kwok, Tat Cheng and Kwok Ka-ki are barred from contesting in the upcoming legislative election, local media report, and as many as 12 people are disqualified. #HongKongProtests
Hong Kong govt says in a statement that it supports the decisions made by returning officers about the mass disqualifications of pro-democracy activists, citing that contestants must “uphold the Basic Law (BL) and pledge allegiance to the HKSAR of the People's Republic of China”. Image
The Hong Kong govt continues that those who have been disqualified “could not genuinely uphold the BL and could not therefore perform the duties of a LegCo Member” and confirms that 12 nominees have been barred from running in the upcoming legislative election.
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#BREAKING: Confirmed by several local media, Tony Chung, convener of the disbanded pro-independence group Student Localism, is arrested for conspiracy to invite others to commit secession. Chung is the first known arrest over the newly national security law. #HongKongProtests
Several local media have also reported that the arrest was made by the police national security division, but not agents from the Committee for Safeguarding National Security. Messages circulating on Telegram also say another convenor of the group Ho Lok-hang was also arrested.
From information circulating on Facebook and Telegram, three Student Localism members, Tony Chung, Ho Lok-hang and Yanni Ho, were arrested over the Beijing-implemented national security law. Before the law installation, the group had announced to cease operations in Hong Kong.
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رشتو/ رژیم #توتالیتر_پوشالی و نبرد ما 1:

کاربرانِ گرامی، رژیم ایران یک توتالیترِ فریبنده و پوشالی هست و این در چند واژۀ ساده یعنی، نه اقتدارِ نظامی دارد و نه اقتدارِ امنیتیِ آن، آن چیزیست که سالها پیش داشت!!.../
رژیم هایِ توتالیتر مبتنی بر ایدئولوژی، پس از مدتی که کارآمدیِ ایدئولوژیک و رهبرِ کاریزماتیکِ آنها (در این مثال خمینیِ شیطان) از بین میرود، تمامِ سحرآمیز بودن و مسخ شوندگیِ خود را از دست میدهند.../
خامنه ایِ ویروس، هیچوقت نتوانست کاریزمایِ خمینی را داشته باشد و از این رو بسیارهم عصبانی و حساس شده و این موضوعی بسیار شایانِ توجه است چرا که تمامی تلاشِ خود را برایِ بر قراریِ همان جذبۀ بنیانگزارِ ج.ا گذاشت اما نا توان مانده.../
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I was just on my way to grab lunch when I saw officers wearing helmets and shields enter the luxury Landmark mall. They rounded up a handful of boys who had been staging a small lunchtime protest inside. #HongKongProtests Image
Multiple police vans and a couple dozen cops to deal with 4 boys inside a mall. ImageImage
Again, they’re quite young. One of them is a dedicated lunchtime protest leader. It appears as though the plainclothes cops were the ones charged with grabbing them and taking their info down. ImageImage
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#BREAKING: UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announces to halt Britain's extradition treaty with Hong Kong after Beijing inserted the national security legislation to the city on June 30. He describes the anti-measure as a “reasonable and proportional response”. #HongKongProtests
“We won’t consider reactivating those arrangements unless and until there is clear, robust safeguard, which can prevent extradition treaties from being misused,” Mr Raab says. He also puts an arms embargo in place together with the abrupt change in the extradition arrangement.
“I can reassure the House we’ll continue to take a leading role in engaging and coordinating with our intl partners as befitting our historic commitment to the people of Hong Kong,” Mr Raab says, though refuses to openly sever ties with China.
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[Is NBA sacrificing our free speech and kowtowing to #China again?]

1. Immediately after blocking #FreeHongKong to be printed on its custom gear, #NBA just once again kowtowed to #China by pulling the whole custom gear section from its store.…
2. Nothing could be more absurd when NBA accused it as "violent, abusive and hateful messages” in its explanation.

3. Just another controversial incident after Daryl Morey’s tweet supporting #Hongkongprotests last year, the #Freehongkong uproar is sounding alarm bells about NBA’s dedication to stand up against #Beijing’s political pressure and uphold the liberal values that we all embrace. Image
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Just in: US President, Donald Trump, has issued a executive order to address the status of Hong Kong after Beijing inserted the new national security law in late June. #HongKongProtests Image
Trump may make into policy to suspend or eliminate different and preferential treatment for the city to protect the US’s national security, foreign policy, and economic interest.
Travelling may be affected if you are holding a Hong Kong SAR passport, as Trump announces to eliminate the preference for Hong Kong SAR passport holders as compared to the People’s Republic of China passport holders.
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[Nearly 600,000 HKers just cast votes and say no to tyranny]

1. Ever since #Hongkongprotests last year, I have never underestimated the grit, courage and perseverance of every single #Hongkonger when safeguarding the city’s autonomy and liberty amid #Beijing’s mounting threats. Image
2. When #China attempts to crush dissents with fear and force, nearly 600,000 #Hkers have used our actions today to ward off fear, cast ballots in this first and maybe last #hkprimaries and proved to the world that - Our spirit of resistance will not be killed. ImageImageImageImage
3. Even after the sweeping #nationalsecuritylaw comes into force, HKers have shown our determination for democracy, by protesting with blank white papers and casting ballots in #hkprimaries, in order to let our voices be heard by the world. Image
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With the installation of the Chinese emblem completed at a hotel front in Causeway Bay, this hotel is officially requisitioned to be the base of the Hong Kong Office of Safeguarding National Security. Local media say such requisition will last for six months. #HongKongProtests Image
After the Chinese emblem was installed, police have circled the hotel building with more water barriers, apparently to prevent the building from being stormed. It’s unclear what time the opening ceremony will take place. But local media speculate it is 8 am. #HongKongProtests
The hotel is located adjacent to Queen’s College, one of the most prestigious boys’ secondary schools in the city. It will be interesting to see how the boys there are preparing for the requisition. ImageImage
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@HKMarkSimon , right hand man to @JimmyLaiApple DMed me amd asked if I wish to write for Apple daily. I have since refused. Note below that Next Digital, the owner of Apple Daily, which suffers from heavy losses for abt a decade seem to focus on fighting some "cause and belief "
As they have the money in the bank. What @HKMarkSimon fails to realise is that " money in the bank" belongs solely to the shareholders and not him or Jimmy. The listco duty to the shareholders is to maximize returns and not use their money to fight the #ccp or whatever cause.
I have asked Mark repeatedly whether his statement has been relayed to the market or the shareholders but he has failed to reply for over a week. Hence in the interest of transparency, I am sharing the screenshots above. Do exercise caution.

#hongkong #HongKongProtests
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Police have raised a yellow flag warning the crowd that they are breaching the law in Causeway Bay. Police have essentially kettled this section of Lockhart Rd, with the only way out one MTR exit. People are not streaming out. #hongkongprotests Image
Police have so thoroughly blocked roads in Causeway Bay that @JessiePang0125 and I are forced to take the MTR one stop to get out. Despite there not being cars — because the police have blocked the roads — officers were still making ppl stay on the sidewalk.
Just got threatened with pepper spray for taking photos of an elderly man yelling at the police. They threatened him but others managed to pull him away.
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The #NatSecLaw is officially in use. HKPF stated chanting slogans and waving flags, or even just having those intentions, would land you in jail.

#HongKongProtests #StandWithHongKong
New in — Police cordon in Wan Chai, outside of fast food restaurant Jolibee. More than 30 people are arrested earlier for violating the #NationalSecurityLaw and other charges.
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#LIVE: It is Hong Kong’s historic moment. As police raise this flag indicating protesters could be arrested for secession/subversion under the new national security law, the city is experiencing a new era where speech can be criminalised/even sentenced for life. #HongKongProtests Image
#BREAKING: A man was found having a “Hong Kong independence” flag in his bag as being stopped and searched by the police in Causeway Bay. He’s become the first person arrested for violating the new national security law since it was enacted for about 14 hours. #HongKongProstests Image
Protesters march despite knowing the protest is illegal. Some raise a banner that reads: “We really f_ucking love Hong Kong.” In some part of the crowd, protesters have clearly refrained from chanting slogans suggesting Hong Kong independence. But some chant so more vigouroisly. Image
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