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With the 1.7mil turnout in #HK today, the total number of demonstrators in anti-extradition/anti-govt protests has now surpassed the total population of HK:
So far, 7,564,440 demonstrators have participated in 61 demonstrations.
Astounding: Where else in history have you had the total number of participants in demonstrations exceed the size of the total population where the demonstrations occurred? #HK is truly in a class of its own.
The 1.7mil turnout today is even bigger than the 1.03mil turnout at the 1st mass march on #June9 & rivalled the 2mil on #June16. If anything, in the past 2 months, the movement's grown stronger.
It's been exactly 70 days since the 1st #HK mass march of 1.03mil on #June9. This movement is quickly closing in on the 79 days of the #UmbrellaMovement in 2014, &, w 1.7mil today, it just seems to be getting stronger....
Nothing attests better to the utter failure of the #CCP governance model in #HK than its utter failure- composed of unwillingness & inability- to respond to the #HK protests except by force (HK police, pro-CCP triads), intimidation, threat & propaganda.
#HK people are showing the whole world the limits of #CCP dictatorship. For the sake of #HK, Taiwan, Tibetans, Uighurs & Chinese & not least of all for its own sake, now the world has to fight #CCP influence & stand up for freedom, democracy, human rights & an open society.
Worth noting that the 1.7mil crowd count today doesn't even include all demonstrators. Likewise,the total of 5,840,441 demonstrators who've participated in 61 #HK demonstrations doesn't include 12 demos of tens of thousands where no crowd counts were given
Civil Human Rights Front thanks the 1.7mil #HK people who came out today to demand our basic rights & the fulfillment of our 5 demands, & denounce police brutality & #CCP & HK govt refusal to engage w the vast majority of HK people who want a just society. #香港人加油
CHRF's Aug 31 protest is going ahead. It was planned even before today's. CHRF warns police not to ban that one too. Its tentatively scheduled route: Chater Garden to Liaison Office. Police just might have some objections to the destination, at least.…
Aug 31 is the 5th anniversary of the National People's Congress Standing Committee decision that effectively rule out genuine universal suffrage for #HK indefinitely. In fact, the #CCP says that decision is permanent, which means it's entirely closed the route to democracy in #HK
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