“The police acted like terrorists” on more than one occasion.
#HongKong @civicpartyhk Chairman @AlanKahKitLeong joins me on American Thought Leaders 🇺🇸. We discuss recent elections, #HongKongPoliceTerrorism & communist China threat.
@AlanKahKitLeong discusses big wins by the pro-democracy camp in recent district elections in #HongKong. | ATL 🇺🇸
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“How can you, on the one hand, not do anything to curb police brutality… on the other hand, you prosecuted people for riots—when we were just out there to defend our human rights, freedom & the rule of law?”
@AlanKahKitLeong on ATL 🇺🇸
HK “is still indispensable” to China's ruling regime.
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Young #HongKongProtester waving an American flag is asked about the popularity of communism among youth in America. Her response:
"#CCP & #communism is cancer on earth. So thank you for standing with #HongKongers. Anti-#Chinazi. Thank you America."
#Chinazi, used prolifically in #HKprotest [i.e. above the pig on HK University Lennon Wall], is frankly one that I found quite troubling. "China" certainly ≠ "Nazi."
From this young protester & today's interview with Prof Benny Tai, I got the message of patriotism.
Prof Benny told me that he identifies as both Chinese and as a #Hongkonger, with the future of #China a huge concern.
Today was graduation day at #HongKong University.
The graffiti below the official sign: ARE YOU AWAKE YET?
And on post nearby: FREEDOM OR DEATH.
“[The young protestors] are fighting for us…[for] freedom, liberty & human rights.”
#HongKong lawyer & newly elected district council member Daniel Wong joins me to talk about defending protestors & being on the frontlines on ATL🇺🇸
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“You will go to the police station of this particular area, but they are not there…You've got to… search all the police stations."
Lawyer Daniel Wong on tactics #HongKong police use to prevent protestors from getting legal counsel.
#HongKong lawyer & newly elected district councilor Daniel Wong Kwok-tung on American Thought Leaders 🇺🇸
She wears a mask to protest the #antimasklaw.
She'll be traveling to the US next week to testify on #China human rights issues before US Congress.
In a moment I'll sit down with #HongKong legislator & @HKDemocrats chairman Wu Chi-wai.
Back on June 12th, as the #HongKongProtests started to escalate, he took a stand against police firing tear gas grenades: "I want to see your commander!"
@CardJosephZen, the outspoken critic of religious persecution in China, had powerful perspectives to offer on the Chinese communist party's attack on #HongKong's freedoms—and the need for international support. Mini-thread and video HERE:
This is really something—jewelers staying open, in significant numbers, during today's protest.
But businesses overtly supporting Beijing best beware, based on vandalism I’ve seen & what I've been told by #HongKongProtesters
I've now returned to the US (yes, more interviews!). There will be a total of 11 American Thought Leaders 🇺🇸 #HongKong episodes thanks to sit-downs with really *remarkable* #HongKongers.
Here's #5 on the #HK ATL🇺🇸 playlist: