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HK Protesters Smash Through Metro Station, Set Fires Throughout City In “Peaceful Demonstrations”

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HK Protesters Smash Through Metro Station, Set Fires Throughout City In "Peaceful Demonstrations"

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Protests in Hong Kong continued over the August 31st weekend with increasing violence.

On August 31st, peaceful “pro-democracy” demonstrators rampaged through Hong Kong’s city center, setting fires and throwing petrol bombs at riot police. One of the places where protests set fire was the Hong Kong Police HQ.

Police fought back by throwing tear gas, using their batons and a water cannon. Amnesty International disregarded the Molotov Cocktails protesters were throwing entirely, but said that what police were doing was “horrifying.”

“Pro-democracy” protesters on September 1st stormed the Tung Chung Mass Transit Railway (MTR) station, but not before setting up barricades and placing road blocks at the Hong Kong airport and disrupt its operation.

At the Tung Chung MTR Station, protesters dismantled turnstiles, while using crowbars to smash clocks and ticketing machines. The peaceful protesters, then, made their way outside to smash CCTV cameras and streetlamps.

A barricade was set on fire, and firefighters rushed to the scene to extinguish the blaze.

A statement from Hong Kong Police said:

“Since around 5.30pm today, violent protestors have committed destructive acts extensively inside the Tung Chung MTR station. They dismantled CCTV cameras, damaged turnstiles and fire facilities, and smashed glass panes of a customer service center. Furthermore, radical protestors blocked multiple roads in Tung Chung, set fire to barricades and a national flag, paralyzing traffic.”

The Hong Kong government said Tung Chung station was “severely damaged” and that protesters had assaulted other members of the public during the demonstration.

“The protesters totally disregarded the needs of travelers and members of the public. They threatened with violence and took malicious revenge on people with different views as well as innocent people and organizations. Their acts are barbaric and outrageous. The police will take resolute enforcement actions against all illegal and violent acts to protect the safety and rights of the members of the public,” the government statement said.

Police said they arrested 63 people on suspicion of obstructing officers, unlawful assembly and criminal damage.

On September 2nd, the day when students come back to school, students took to the streets to disrupt public transport.

Riot police patrolled stations of the city’s mass transit railway network as protesters blocked train doors from closing, causing delays and throwing morning rush hour into chaos. Police were seen arresting at least one group of protesters.

Organizers estimated at least 9,000 students from more than 200 schools would be participating in the class boycott.

One of the protest organizers, Joshua Wong called for the September 2nd protest, and it did have police approval – at least for a sit-in in Central Hong Kong.

At the same time, at the concluded G7 Summit, the member states issued a joint statement on the Hong Kong protests, backing the city’s autonomy.

Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang at a press briefing in Beijing said that the G7 shouldn’t meddle in China’s internal affairs.

“We express our strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition to the statement made by the leaders of the G7 summit on Hong Kong affairs. We have repeatedly stressed that Hong Kong’s affairs are purely China’s internal affairs and that no foreign government, organization or individual has the right to intervene.”

These mark some of the most intense clashes since the protests started, and without any serious injuries to both sides.

That probably comes to MSM’s detriment since having new things to blame the Hong Kong authorities for would benefit “the democratic cause.”

It is yet to be seen if the protests will escalate further and if Hong Kong authorities will call in help from Beijing. So far, they have shown quite the resilience, in the face of continuous accusations and vandalism by the protesters.

HK Protesters Smash Through Metro Station, Set Fires Throughout City In "Peaceful Demonstrations"

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  • Joao Marcelo Abreu Torelly

    That’s hybrid war for you folks!

  • ruca

    Time to make an example of the organizers.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      China is sending millions of Uighurs into “re-education” camps but these CIA and MI6 funded arseholes have a free rein as the spread “democracy” with iron rods and bamboo poles destroying public property.

      • Gary Sellars

        Except China isn’t…. They simply have camps to process Uighur separatists in a bid to rehabilitate them. No Muslim country has been repeating the allegations so that’s good evidence the accusations are nothing but contrived BS.

  • RichardD

    Why aren’t there more arrests?

    • Gary Sellars

      Probably as the HK police are under orders to use minimal violence and let the “protesters” show their true face to the HK population. Its working…

    • Shy Talk

      let them smash their city up, burn their stations and airport, just stand back and laugh

    • skinnerreturns

      HK police has no jurisdiction in Washington DC.

    • FlorianGeyer

      To give them enough rope I would think.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    but, but, but, they are “fighting for democracy and human rights”, but, but, but, Palestine, Syria, Yemen is a different story…….

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a89cdb0a6daae4304fc58c9deed15e714fa769698ec8bfe93e69522e76b5e68.jpg

  • Tiresia Branding

    They don’t want to be free, they want to kneel at the crown
    BREXIT+HK=NEW COMMONWEALTH

    Let the dollar come down with his bubbled financial market and they will prey China to have mercy of them

  • Duc_Palatine

    It’s going to end badly for the Hong Kong people and the organisers of the violent demos who are in fact small in number will slip away back to Taiwan

  • Gary Sellars

    Do that in the USA and you’l get shot dead in about 2 minutes flat…. but that’s OK cuz Uh’Murikkkan storm-troopers use freedom bullets and human rights batons.

  • Mario8282

    Soros’ goons.

  • AM Hants

    Typical NED, US tax payer financed, protest. Always so peaceful (sarc).

    • FlorianGeyer

      Yes, the other week I saw that a spearhead of ‘trained’ rioters were dismantling some serious permanent security barriers on a government building. To do that in a riot situation needs engineering skills that the student Smart Phone Set do not have in my opinion.

      Then again we witnessed the ordered destruction of a railway station, again with a spearhead of ‘trained rioters’. The same that we witnessed in Ukraine.

      The US and UK’s fingerprints will be all over this, I am sure.

      The US and UK are both very vulnerable themselves now to the US Colour Revolution format.

      • AM Hants

        I find it seriously sick, that the MSM ignores it all, and pretends the ‘protesters’ are peaceful members of society, with a right to protest.

        This morning I was watching the ‘Beslan Anniversary Documentary’ on Russia Today. I remember when it happened, but, did not follow it closely, apart from being disgusted by it all. When they were going through the details, my first thought was how similar it was to the Odessa Trade Union Massacre, on 2 May 2014. The Odessa Massacre, I watched if unfold and it is part of the reason, why I am so vocal on these sites. To give a voice to the young, heavily pregnant, girl/woman, who did no more than turn up for her cleaning shift and ended up raped, strangled and burnt alive. Beslan it was school children, but, using similar tactics. Odessa Trade Union Massacre, it was young kids, and similar tactics. What did Beslan and Odessa Trade Union Massacre, also have in common? How many of the Ukraine Far Right, were also part of the same crowd that were involved in Beslan? How many of them brag about working with the Islamic Extremists in Chechnya, fighting against Russia?

        Then you look at the script for the colour revolutions and how they go down? The Crimea Putin Documentary, explains the tactics used, perfectly and the training behind it all. Would post the video yet again, but, know you have seen it. However, anybody reading the comments, it is easy to find the Putin Crimea Video, on the internet.

        • FlorianGeyer

          Children and idiots are more easily exploited for Colour Revolutions etc I think.
          They are easily led and most kids have no real assets that are put at risk. Jobs, family,homes et al. Most young people do not fully appreciate the historical fault lines involved either and err on the sided of ‘Good or Bad’ with nothing in between.

          The adults who conspire to stir this destructive shit up deserve a bullet in the back of the head, with no exceptions.

        • Ralph London

          msm is on the SAME side as the usg etc, why would they criticise their boss in effect?

          • AM Hants

            Just 6 corporations own the international media. All singing from the same hymn book.

  • viktor ziv

    Hooliganism,period. This is not the way hometown. And as for MSM goes, didn’t know tear gas can start the fire. Lol