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Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets
as extradition bill protests turn to chaos

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Posted By: Calvinesq, 6/12/2019 12:40:51 PM

HONG KONG - Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles on Wednesday as protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial descended into violent chaos. Tens of thousands of protesters had gathered peacefully outside the Chinese-ruled city’s legislature before tempers flared, some charging police with umbrellas. (Snip) Opposition to the bill on Sunday triggered Hong Kong’s biggest political demonstration since its handover from British to Chinese rule in 1997 under a “once country, two systems” deal guaranteeing it special autonomy, including freedom of assembly, free press and independent judiciary.

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Communist China continues to change the deal made when the British turned over Hong Kong. This is my surprised face.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nevadadad46 6/12/2019 1:02:25 PM (No. 96752)
The protestors need to remember why the Chinese Communists accepted the original deal in the first place- as a trading port with the free world. Follow the money! That is what it is about. So, instead of street protesters, something Chinese communists do not give a whit about and know well how to use just enough force to quell, they need to do an economic strike- Shut it down! Suddenly, the Commies in Beijing will go tame as little kittens in their noon nap.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bur Oak 6/12/2019 1:03:11 PM (No. 96753)
Unexpectedly China changes the rules to suit the dictators.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 6/12/2019 1:13:16 PM (No. 96766)
Tactics like this are exactly what the libs and Dems would like to use on anyone, especially conservatives, who disagrees with them in our own country.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: HPmatt 6/12/2019 1:33:56 PM (No. 96784)
Are the citizens of HK firing back with their rubber bullets? Why don't they exercise their rights to (a) Peaceably assemble and petition the government with their greivances?(1A) (b) keep jury trials in HK where the alleged offence was alleged t/b committed? (6A, 7A) (c) use their own guns with rubber bullets as is their inalienable right? (2A) Oh they don't have US Constitution over there? They don't have a Bill of Rights? G-d Bless our founders - 270 years since...
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Reply 5 - Posted by: TLCary 6/12/2019 1:46:39 PM (No. 96788)
Non-violent protests against the Communists China? Never heard of Tiananmen Square? The only sane thing for these people to do now is to leave.
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