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Andy H.K.

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[HELP] Police Brutality in Hong Kong
« on: August 11, 2019, 09:43:16 AM »

I am calling for fellow starfarers to help my city, Hong Kong.

As you may have known, Hong Kong has been in a state of civil unrest for 2 months, with multiple protests every week, usually ending in clashes between the protesters and police.

Tonight is the worst.

(WARNING: may contain graphic content)

Police firing tear gas canisters, restricted for outdoor use, into a railway station

A girl get shot in the head by beanbag round

She lost her eye due to globe rupture

brutal maltreatment of protester even when they're already under arrest

Police firing tear gas canisters, restricted for outdoor use, into a railway station

A girl get shot in the head by beanbag round

She lost her eye due to globe rupture

Diagnosis of the girl

brutal maltreatment of protester even when they're already under arrest

Assaulting retreating protesters/commuters alike in a railway station, including shooting pepper ball at almost point blank range

The attack was indiscriminate, with elderly among the victims

I hereby plead you to spread the words around, the world need to know about this atrocity. Please sign this petition. The Hong Kong Police Force is no longer serving the citizens it vowed to protect, they must be held accountable for their crime.

Andy H.K.
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Re: [HELP] Police Brutality in Hong Kong
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 02:09:59 PM »

I've been following the news on this. And things seem to be escalating. Hopefully you don't get hurt.
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Re: [HELP] Police Brutality in Hong Kong
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2019, 02:37:30 PM »

I feel bad for you, but petitions rarely, if ever, work. USA doesnt have much influence over what happens in Hong Kong.
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Re: [HELP] Police Brutality in Hong Kong
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2019, 05:46:23 PM »


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Re: [HELP] Police Brutality in Hong Kong
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2019, 09:06:41 PM »

I will definitely take action in the ways that I can!  Very sorry to hear this news; I have a friend working there!
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Re: [HELP] Police Brutality in Hong Kong
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2019, 10:54:43 AM »

What's to stop the Chinese government from marching its army into the city and instilling martial law? It sounds to me this might be Pooh Bear's chance of seizing the city.
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2019, 03:17:39 PM »

That's definitely the goal here; the Chinese gov't will no doubt blame "hooligans" for what's going on and march the PLA in.  Perhaps that's why they've been building up their capabilities in the South China Sea, in preparation for possible implications of same, including embargos.
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Re: [HELP] Police Brutality in Hong Kong
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2019, 09:37:11 PM »

That's definitely the goal here; the Chinese gov't will no doubt blame "hooligans" for what's going on and march the PLA in.  Perhaps that's why they've been building up their capabilities in the South China Sea, in preparation for possible implications of same, including embargos.

Jesus. First the Russians with Crimea. Now, the Chinese possibly, MAYBE, making a move for Hong Kong.

What's next? The United States annexing parts of Canada?
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Re: [HELP] Police Brutality in Hong Kong
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2019, 01:42:38 PM »

very obviously staged by the Chinese 
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2019, 06:04:16 PM »

very obviously staged by the Chinese

Huh?
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Re: [HELP] Police Brutality in Hong Kong
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2019, 01:30:24 PM »

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests/china-warns-it-could-quell-hong-kong-protesters-trump-urges-xi-to-meet-them-idUSKCN1V5001?il=0

From the looks of things, it appears that Xi intends to move the PAP (basically, the PLA's internal-police arm) into Hong Kong.  If so, the international reaction would be quite considerable.  There has already been talk of sanctions here, and that might trigger even more economic chaos (the S&P / Dow dropped 3% yesterday, in part due to this news).

It really appears all parties are playing with fire here.  Hope you're doing all right, Andy H.K.!
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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2019, 05:59:22 AM »

If so, the international reaction would be quite considerable.  There has already been talk of sanctions here, and that might trigger even more economic chaos (the S&P / Dow dropped 3% yesterday, in part due to this news).

I'm sure the United States will lead the charge in those sanctions. More blows in Trump's meaningless trade war, with impending recession? So much winning.
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Re: [HELP] Police Brutality in Hong Kong
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2019, 07:48:25 AM »

Hong Kong: The clock is ticking
https://youtu.be/YSUtmDHOIPI

HONG KONG 2019, SUMMER
https://youtu.be/CsjiZD2E6h0
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Re: [HELP] Police Brutality in Hong Kong
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2019, 08:10:19 AM »

Saw very little on the news, mainly trash crap online. Let's not even talk about television, my country information is more about politics, corruption and politics and fascism, at the moment.

What is the cause, what is happening? I really don't know anything, beside the chaos that has been going on in the city.
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« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2019, 08:25:02 AM »

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I'm sure the United States will lead the charge in those sanctions. More blows in Trump's meaningless trade war, with impending recession? So much winning.
Yup, this is a classic no-win situation, lol. 

If Trump does nothing, he'll be considered toothless and weak.  His own party might disown him.

If he acts to use international diplomacy and sanctions to punish Beijing, he'll plunge the world economy into its first major recession since 2007, just before his re-election campaign gets going, as well as making Beijing really mad. 

Up until this last week, it looked like Trump was going to look the other way, which was cowardly and unfair to people like Andy, but was understandable realpolitik; Hong Kong's small, China is not. 

Now things have gotten considerably more complicated, as Great Britain has reminded Beijing that Hong Kong isn't entirely theirs yet; that means that we'd probably have to stand with our biggest ally.

Either way, the U.S. is going to lose; the timing of all this could not be worse, in terms of U.S. politics and the world's economy.
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