BRAVE Pro-Democracy warriors are defying Chinese rule in Hong Kong by launching the biggest ever pro-democracy freedom protest, sparking fear and anger among the Communist Party in China on the 70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic.
One protester has been SHOT by pro-Chinese Police thugs on the day that was supposed to showcase China’s military and communist might from the old guard, thousands upon thousands of youthful protesters in the former British territory continued their seventeenth week of protests following Chinese attempts to grab power and clamp down on personal freedoms.
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Protesters threw petrol bombs and local police fired tear gas in street battles across the city and one person was shot in the chest – the first time live ammunition has been used against protesters.
The riots have been described as a “direct challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping” on The People’s Republic’s 70th anniversary.
The protesters are fighting for freedom, they want democratic elections and an end to Beijing’s ‘puppet’ government.
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IN CONTRAST to events in Hong Kong, Beijing’s carefully choreographed anniversary festivities included troops marching through part of Tiananmen Square with new missiles and floats celebrating the country’s technological prowess.
Lam was shown on television smiling as a float celebrating Hong Kong went past as she sat with Chinese officials.
The Communist Party leadership is determined to project an image of national strength and unity in the face of challenges including Hong Kong’s unrest, slowing economic growth and a trade war with the United States.
“On our journey forward, we must uphold the principles of peaceful reunification and one country, two systems; maintain lasting prosperity and stability in Hong Kong and Macau … and continue to strive for the motherland’s complete reunification,” Xi said in his nationally televised speech in Beijing.
Hong Kong protesters are angry about what they see as creeping Chinese interference in the Asian financial centre.
China dismisses the accusation and has accused foreign governments, including the United States and Britain, of fanning anti-China sentiment.