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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:38 PM

On NBC news a bit ago. Have no link. Hong Kong mass demonstrations. eom

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Reply On NBC news a bit ago. Have no link. Hong Kong mass demonstrations. eom (Original post)
sprinkleeninow Jun 16 OP
still_one Jun 16 #1
sprinkleeninow Jun 16 #3
still_one Jun 16 #4
BigmanPigman Jun 16 #2
dalton99a Jun 16 #5
sprinkleeninow Jun 16 #6

Response to sprinkleeninow (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:55 PM

1. The NY Times reporting the demonstration leaders rejected the apology, and doesn't back

down from the extradition, and now making more demands.

Something doesn't smell right here, and makes me wonder if there is an interested party pushing for a violent confrontation. That might just happen

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/16/world/asia/carrie-lam-hong-kong-protests.html

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:02 PM

3. Thx for the link.

"The marchers’ resolve is sending tremors to Beijing, where President Xi Jinping’s carefully nurtured image of strength and competence is being put to the test."

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:06 PM

4. Here is a Washington Post, which I subscribe to, and will present some details

"Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, said Saturday she would suspend debate on the bill in an effort to “restore calm and peace” to Hong Kong. After protests swelled on Sunday, she apologized to the people of Hong Kong for “deficiencies in the government’s work” and promised to “adopt a most sincere and humble attitude to accept criticisms and make improvement"


"But she has stopped short of withdrawing the bill altogether. She has insisted the proposal — which would allow fugitives to be extradited to countries without a formal treaty with Hong Kong, including China — is “laudable.”"

"Lam’s decision to back off the measure for now did not placate the crowds who showed up in a march that stretched more than three miles in either direction from its planned starting point. Police estimated turnout at 338,000, but they counted only the participants along the official march route"

Many expressed deep dissatisfaction with the way Lam has handled the bill and responded to the opposition. A 27-year-old woman in the crowd said the suspension of the bill has “changed nothing.”

“She is so evil,” said Sabrina, who gave only her first name out of fear of retaliation. She teared up as she spoke about Lam. “She hasn’t heard anything from us.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/large-scale-protests-return-to-hong-kong-despite-suspension-of-extradition-bill/2019/06/16/7ea7f9c6-8ee0-11e9-b6f4-033356502dce_story.html?utm_term=.2a9399f02a5a

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:57 PM

2. Again?!? 1 in 7 citizens attended the last protests.

This is a big deal and should be all over the news.

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:08 PM

5. "Organizers estimated the turnout Sunday at nearly 2 million"

This is a huge crisis

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