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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
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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: scmp.com/news/hong-kong…
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A community performance of Les Misérables in Mei Foo. The performers are musicians who hope to reach Hongkongers from all walks of life. The final song of the night is the unofficial anthem, Glory to Hong Kong, and it is a hit with the audience.
Renowned writer Tang Siu Wa who was arrested at #PolyU on a rioting charge was the guest of the night. She shared her experiences and recommended Eduardo Galeano’s “El libro de los abrazos” to the audience. Aye, Writers! They gotta namedrop and get others to read all the time! (:
A lovely older gentleman shared with me, “Great performance tonight! Although I only know this song.” This is “Do You Hear the People Sing”, now a protest anthem in Hong Kong. Fun fact: the song is now banned in China.
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i‘ve started to record the graffiti left behind by protesters since they stormed the legislature on July 1. it gives you a glimpse of what they‘re thinking. here are some i took from #PolyU today:
“Why would uni be turned into battlefield?”
“Young people have died, but you live.”
“give me back my ‘sau zuk’ (which means ‘hands and feet’- the term protesters call each other)”
“it’s a sin to be numb and indifference”
“give me liberty or give me death”
“I have nth to lose. I have no stake in the society” (mocking carrie lam’s earlier remarks)
“why should we attend classes when there is no future”
“how much you have to lose in order to wake you up?” (“death”)
“go on strike, adults”
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“Our army is great,” the Persian says, “and because
of the number of our arrows you will not see the sky!”
Then a Spartan answers: “In the shade, therefore, we will fight!” ...
And Leonidas, king of the Spartans, shouts: “Fight with spirit,
Spartans; perhaps we will dine today among the ghosts!”

~ Wheelock's Latin, inspired by Cicero's, Tusculanae Disputationes, 1.42.101
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Police have cordoned off access to PolyU, will not allow press in to the campus unless you’re relieving someone inside. Mixed reports of the truth of that as well. Serious decline of press freedoms in Hong Kong today
Could not get into PolyU campus after speaking w multiple media liasons and trying to explain I was the sole person here from my media org so I was impossible to relieve anyone.
Clashes spread outside of PolyU to Chatham Rd S in TST
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Unbelievable thread of footage from a university protest in Hong Kong
And here's another. Some more absolutely incredible footage in this one.

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📣Spread it!!! #SOSHK

Some parents want to pick up their kids and police shoot tear gas to them!!!! 🆘🆘🆘

We cant let 8964 Tiananmen happens in #HK!!!
No reporters in #PolyU, #HKpolice had arrested first aider, doctors and press.. no one knows what happens in poly u now!!!!
@JustinTrudeau @AndrewScheer Please help #HK! #SOSHK Students in HK are fighting for freedom and human rights now. 📣 But HongKong Government do IGNORE our opinions! They even ordered #HKPolice to “kill” us all!! Please help #HongKong and #StandWithHK‼️🇭🇰🇭🇰🇭🇰
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An hour past the “deadline”. This looks to be the final stand—entrance to #PolyU. Intermittent chants by remaining protestors & heckling@police. No idea what’s going on inside campus. But there are ppl who wanna leave but are trapped & afraid to try. #HongKongProtests #HongKong
Water cannon, TG deployed 5-10mins ago, and more TG now as protestors start hurling petrol bombs towards the Chatham Rd intersection. Protestor line holding. #HongKong #HongKongProtesters
Protestor being treated and helped into campus. The frontline has grown 200-300, w/ppl ferrying supplies in and out of campus. Another line guarding Science Museum Rd. #HongKong #PolyU #HongKongProtesters
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The so-called exit at Block Y of #POLYU turned out to be a trap of people fleeing campus except for reporters with accreditation’s recognised by the police. Five first aiders and two reporters leaving with me and @alvinllum were stopped on Chatham Road South...
...minutes after we got out from the designated exit from Block Y by climbing over a two meter tall roadblock set by protesters. One plain cloth man was immediately arrested after a group of riot police lined us up on roadside and asked us to hold both hands up...
...A leading officer said loudly to his colleagues, pointing at the plain cloth man, “This one has no accreditation. Wire his hands. Arrest for rioting.” Five other. One of the two reporters who got stopped was from LIHKG News as I heard one officer said...
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Jesus! An armoured vehicle of the #HongKong police tries to break into the Poly University gets literally bombarded with molotov cocktails
#HongKong: police forces have completely besieged the PolyU campus. Protesters are trying to distract the police outside of campus, hoping to relief the siege
#HongKong: everyone trying to leave PolyU is being rounded up by HK police for interrogation.
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Battle at the PolyU now happening along Cheong Wan Road above the cross harbour tunnel, while on the other end of the road near the intersection of Chatham Road S where the water cannon was at, things remain in a standstill.
Entered the school for a tour, where all sorts of materials and utilities are being put to use, such as the gymnasium mat.
People have donated all sorts of supplies as wel. Here’s a first-aider finding water boots of the right size. Raincoats, gas masks and other protective gear were being handed out. One makes announcement remaining press not to livestream on campus.
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[Thread] The scene outside Polytechnic University right now. Protesters have blocked the junction Chatham Rd / Cheong Wan Rd with bricks.

#HongKongProtests
Riot police have arrived outside #PolyU on Chantham Rd. Protesters are getting ready for standoff.

#HongKongProtests
By visual approximation, the riot police seem to be outnumbered by black-clad protesters for now.

#HongKongProtests
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