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#hongkongprotest rally in Vancouver. Mainland China nationalists showed up. Hong Kong solidarity group chanting #freehongkong and #twosystems while China nationalists chanting #onechina and “take off your masks” and singing the Chinese national anthem

Nationalists chanting “we love Hong Kong” and “we love China” with banner that says “Hong Kong is part of Chinatown”.
Supporters coming off of the Canada line to join their side. There’s enough people to close off the shoulder lane on broadway
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So I am going to help explain why the Fuck these idiotic #HongKongProtests are happening. It has nothing to do with Chinese repression. It has nothing to do with supposed "peaceful protesters" who are being attacked. It's about the murder of a Pregnant Woman. #HongKongAirport
So at this point you're probably wondering "RED have you lost your mind?! The Chinese are rolling out the tanks at those poor kids like Tiananmen Square!
These are the "poor kids" assaulting people with metal poles that have both British and American flags on them.
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🧐 Armoured vehicles..Looks like some tanks..#HongKongProtests

Where have we seen this before..
Yer, they don’t look like tanks maybe just turrets..but still look scary similar..
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The American flag has been adopted as a symbol of their protest as some, at the risk of death, sing the Star-Spangled Banner in a city now on the brink.…
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When you're a Twitter botnet looking to become a sugar daddy or mommy, it's only natural that you'd piggyback on trending hashtags like #HongKongProtests in order to peddle your salacious non-sequitur spam.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
@ZellaQuixote We searched for tweets containing "sugar daddy", "10 babe(s)", and "spoil", yielding a network of 82 accounts. All but nine were created in 2019; most in the last two months. Many have their location set to cities in Nigeria.
@ZellaQuixote Here's the combined tweet schedule for the 82 sugar daddy accounts. Although the accounts are active round-the-clock, the activity is heavier at certain times of the day and the schedule is more consistent with Nigeria (or a lot of other countries) than the USA.
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These riots are being financed w/ #CIA regime change slush fund National Endowment for Democracy (NED) & coordinated thru US Embassy. Riot cops swarm on Hong Kong protesters. Crowd takes cop's baton away and beats him with it. Cop fires into crowd with gun. #HongKongProtests
You can see the riot cop drop to his knees at the end to find the casing from the shot he fired.
Well, I thought it was a casing at first. Maybe not. Looks like he may be using a revolver... which seems odd. Some kind of less- lethal gun?
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Disturbing video taken in #Shenzhen just across the boarder with #HongKong. Something extraordinarily bad is about happen. #China #HongKongProtests #Democracy #SaveHongKong
The Chinese military, believing in the intel and these videos, have set in place a comprehensive military operation targeting the situation in #HongKong. #HongKongProtests #China #Democracy
A total of 25km separates #Shenzhen and #HongKong where the Chinese army is setting in motion a ground military operation. #China #HongKongProtests #Democracy #SaveHongKong
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A major mistake many make here is thinking the PRC is run by some wise, Sun Tzu quoting, 8-D chess, mandarins, when in fact it is a Leninist clique terrified (1) of its own people & (2) terrified of its own military having ideas per Lin Biao. Beijing is being humiliated every day
To Westerners, the Tiananmen Square massacre was a brutal and immoral crackdown on democratic activists. To many in China, the Tiananmen Square massacre was a needed restoration of an order broken by indulged and ingrate students. The mainland view of HKG is even more prejudiced
The most constructive thing Australia and other nations could do is be prepared to take a large number of (sadly imminent) Hong Kong refugees who will have a very well founded fear of persecution - and also vett them for PRC Govt plants/sleepers.
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#HongKong L’aéroport de Hong Kong est rempli de manifestants qui se sont rassemblés au lendemain des violences qui ont été signalées la veille durant les manifestations et la répression particulièrement brutale.
#AntiELAB #HongKongProtests #香港 #China
#HongKong Des milliers de manifestants #AntiELAB vêtus de noir ont envahi la zone des arrivées de l'aéroport.
Seuls les passagers au départ munis de documents de voyage valides sont autorisés à entrer dans la zone d'enregistrement du terminal 1
#HongKongProtests #香港 #China
#HongKong L'aéroporte est bondé de milliers de manifestants #AntiELAB qui ont déferlé dans la zone des arrivées de l'aéroport.
On peut entendre des slogans hostiles à la police suite à la répression brutale d'hier.
#HongKongProtests #香港 #China
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#AntiELAB protesters gather in Hong Kong's Victoria Park as #HongKongProtests continue for their 10th consecutive weekend despite a "very hot weather warning" issued by @ObservatoryHK #香港
@ObservatoryHK "We've always wanted a platform for all the citizens who may not go out on the streets without approval."

Organizers explain why they've gathered in Hong Kong's Victoria Park after police rejected a separate planned demonstration #HongKongProtests #香港
@ObservatoryHK It's a sea of umbrellas as people shield themselves from the sun to gather for an #antiELAB rally in Hong Kong's Victoria Park #HongKongProtests #香港
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Can you believe these Hongkong protesters singing USA National Anthem and use USA flags in their protest? So ridiculous? What they are protesting for? Become a US citizen or what they said for Hongkong's future? 😂😂😂#Hongkong #HongKongProtests #antiELAB
Look what a local Hongkong citizen think.about these protesters #Hongkong #HongKongProtests
Another Hongkong lady's comments on these protesters
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Les manifestants à #HongKongProtests utilisent des affiches aux graphismes très propres pour communiquer sur leur lutte.
Ou ses deux affiches qui appellent à la mobilisation suite à l'interpellation d'une figure du mouvement.
Une volonté de communication très moderne en jouant énormément sur la symbolique avec des design très simples, flats etc et de la culture pop (star Wars).
Le bien contre le mal.
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Hello Hong Kong! (Landed straight into the airport protest!🤷‍♀️)
Parent-children protest in Hong Kong, snaked off into a march later. #Hongkongprotests
A group of protesters leaving Tai Po where thousands had gathered, many of whom later reassembled at Tai Wai. High energy for a protest cycle entering its 10th week. #HongKongProtests
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Ran into this grandpa while waiting for the 7.28 rally at Chater garden to start. He told me the helmet was gifted to him 5 yrs ago by an uni student at #OccupyCentral who drew the illustrations. He's kept it ever since #HongKongProtests #antiELAB
Things were tense for a few mins on Chater Rd as about a dozen police were surrounded by arriving protesters after the police tried to confiscate supplies such as helmets. The police left without taking the supplies to defuse tension #HongKongProtests #antiELAB @SCMPNews
Lol, hats off to my intrepid press colleagues 😂 #HongKongprotests #antiELAB
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[Thread] have translated the passage of LIHKG post about the mindset of frontline protestors in the Hong Kong anti-extradition law protest.

Please spread by just copying it. Thanks.

#HongKong #HongKongProtests #antiELAB #antiELABhk #antiextraditionlaw #HongKongProtests
‘Why stay?’ ‘What is the point of storming?’ ‘Why stay to sacrifice yourself when the night is falling?’ ‘Why not ‘be water’ when the police begin to attack?

These are the frequently asked questions to the frontline protestors in recent protests.
I can summarise the mindset of the frontline protestors by just one sentence:
Our aim is simple: it is to make the police’s clearance efforts more difficult, every single time they attack.
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English Infographics for #FreedomHK Thread 🧵

Feel free to take them & use them to promote the Water Revolution of Hong Kong! They are made by netizens of HK & do not belong to anyone. #antiELABhk #HongKongProtests
Let’s start with the MTR Non Cooperation Movement: a message to MTR riders from Hong Kongers

#HongKongProtests #YuenLongDarkNight #FreedomHK
Resistance schedule! What are Hong Kongers up to? #HongKongProtests #antiELAB
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@scarylawyer: Hong Kong has myriad problems but a key issue as I see it vis a vis recent protests is that HK is a pretty shitty place to be millennial right now.

You work/study your ass off here your whole life only to find out the mainland kids you grew up looking down upon are now taking your jobs and since rent is f'n bonkers (read: artificially inflated) you’ll be living with your parents until you’re 40.
China has nothing to do with any of that.

Its the predictable consequence of the British elite comprador class being permitted to retain control of the country post-handover. The Basic Law didn’t protect democracy, it institutionalized gross inequality.…
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Fair warning... Get ready for a thread celebrating H.H. the @DalaiLama's 84th birthday 🎂! Performances included! Honored to join @IRF_Ambassador, @AmbDMitchell, @USAID & @officeoftibet @NgodupTsering7 on the visit of the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts to the U.S. & Canada.
First, a #quote. Whether #HongKongProtests or #girlseducation in South Asia, or a myriad of issues in #America, don't forget:

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." ~H.H. the Dalai Lama

Next: Get ready for some video! ⬇️
A beautiful evening begins w/ the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), founded by the Dalai Lama in India, in exile from Tibet, in 1959. Then the Tibetan Music, Dance & Drama Society, it was established to preserve Tibetan artistic heritage, esp. opera, dance & music.
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1\3… | #CCP continues to project naval influence in SE Asia by targeting corrupt authoritarian gov'ts backed by Chinese loans & the CCP's diplomatic clout. Together, Cambodian facilities & China's military outposts in the South China Sea would create 2\
2\3 a triangular perimeter controlled by Beijing that effectively boxes in all of mainland Southeast Asia. This threatens the independence of Taiwan, making it very difficult for the U.S. to support Taiwan if Beijing decides to attack and overtake the Island #FreeHongKong #Taiwan
3/3 At a time when #HongKongProtests demonstrate the demands of the people seeking #Democracy & freedom from Communist repression, this presents an acute threat to the Independence enjoyed by the people of Taiwan and MUST NOT BE IGNORED. #China #Cambodia #Vietnam @BaldingsWorld
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1. Another Sunday, another massive protest in Hong Kong. A thread with what I saw and a few observations. #HongKongProtests #antiELAB
2. It was in Sha Tin in the New Territories, far from the areas where the previous protests happened. Again, a cross-section of people and it was peaceful. There were also some familiar faces, including Grandma Wong who is waving the British flag. (see previous thread)
3. One protester told me that they came out here because they want to bring the protest to the people. And as the rally snaked through the streets, there were banks of people on the bridges above cheering them on.
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#HonKong Thread: Hong Kong protesters abandoned Facebook for other platforms - "Facebook is not a useful tool for the movement except for those celebrities and parties, on which they make announcements and deliver statements."…
The 2014 Hong Kong generation was dependent on Facebook. Now, "most young people don't use Facebook anymore & turned to Snapchat or Instagram." At the core of the issue is Facebook's algorithm, which prioritizes posts triggering an intense debate in the comments.
"In 2014, Facebook amplified the disagreements between the various "school of thoughts". EconReporter wrote. "In 2014, the movement had no experience and leaders did not know how to handle it and promote democratic decisions within it," Han Mei said.
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