Hong Kong police fire tear gas to disperse Mong Kok protesters
HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of protesters who gathered in the crowded shopping hub of Mong Kok on Saturday night (Jan 25) at the site of a 2016 protest that marked a violent turn by the city's pro-democracy movement.. Read more at straitstimes.com.HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of protesters who gathered in the crowded shopping hub of Mong Kok on Saturday night (Jan 25) at the site of a 2016 protest that marked a violent turn by the city's pro-democracy movement. Police said in a statement a large crowd had formed and"some rioters blocked roads with miscellaneous objects and trash," and hurled"hard objects" at a police vehicle. Officers used tear gas to disperse the crowd, according to the statement. The clashes follow the cancellation of a rally planned on Sunday to mark the fourth anniversary of the so-called Fishball Revolution, a protest against a crackdown on unlicensed street vendors that left dozens of police officers injured. The demonstration was surprisingly violent by the standards of the time and prompted a government campaign to clamp down on the pro-independence group involved with it. The incident also helped little-known activist Edward Leung, who played a leading role in the protest, become one of the city's most prominent independence advocates. Leung's campaign slogan -"Reclaim Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Time!" - was widely adopted by participants in protests that gripped the Asian financial hub for much of last year. More than seven months of pro-democracy protests have battered the former British colony's economy, undermined its reputation for political stability and increased geopolitical tensions between the US and China. Beijing has governed Hong Kong since 1997 under a"one country, two systems" framework that preserves its freedom of expression, independent courts and capitalist financial system. The Fishball demonstration in 2016, which saw demonstrators throw bricks at police officers and start fires, was among the most violent that the city had seen in decades, introducing tactics that have been mimicked by activists during the recent months of anti-government protests. The incident draws its name from a popular street food that's sold everywhere from hawkers to restaurants. The dish is commonly seen at street vendors during Lunar New Year celebrations. Although such stalls are unauthorised, they had been long tolerated by authorities during the festive season. At the time, activists argued that their protest was aimed at defending a traditional practice. But the Chinese government later denounced Leung's group as a"radical separatist organisation" and city officials began to ban those expressing similar views from seeking elected office. Leung was sentenced in 2018 to six years in prison for his role in the incident. In October, hundreds of protesters turned out to support Leung at an appeal hearing held at Hong Kong's High Court. The current protests were ignited by a proposed law to allow extraditions to jurisdictions including mainland China. After a couple of months of demonstrations, the government withdrew the Bill but the protesters' demands had broadened to include greater democracy and an independent inquiry into police conduct during the unrest. Related Stories: Read more: The Straits Times
Hongkong gov never respond citizens demands,they only order HKPolice to arrest n torture all pro-democracy ppl! They even fire tear gas towards the crowd (many bystanders n shoppers) without warning n remove their mask forcefully LunarNewYear HongKongProtests StandwithHK Did these victims look like protesters? ChineseNewYear HKPoliceTerrorists
I believe karma 😚 They must die. HKPoliceTerrorists HKPoliceTerrorists just reminded HKGERS, we are still living in HKPoliceState They look for OT in LunarNewYear by firing Tear Gas indiscriminately to citizens. We will keep fighting for FiveDemandsNotOneLess, until they are all held accountable for their crimes!
Angry HK people under WuhanCoronavirus — - Strike of QM Employees is launching as gov rejects to ban pax from China and ignores other demands. - Residents in Fanling protest against gov decision to reserve the complex for quarantine camp in Fai Ming Estate. StandWithHK HKPoliceState as usual Wuhan virus should go there instead
They simply enjoy throwing teargas to people, enjoy torturing HongKongers. HKPoliceTerrorists Please correct urself. They are not protesters. It’s a tradition for ppl to gather on cny’s nites. They are normal citizens. They were no organised protests hkpoliceforce licensed criminals just do as they please. Thes thugs should disperse their teargas in Wuhan to help
and spread viruses Q: What caused HKers to go voicing out on the 1st day of ChineseNewYear? A: HumanRights get worse, 1country2systems is eroded rapidly by Chinazi's atrocity & hkpolicebrutality Solution: HKers need MagnitskyAct passed to SanctionChinaCCP & its sidekick: HKPoliceState
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hkpoliceforce celebrating CNY by HUNTING peaceful hkers. They are happy to see we got hurt and covered by blood. Insane🙄 And this will be the ending of HK Government Officials & HK Police, per 車公. Singaporeans, this is the way the terrorists say “Happy Lunar New Year” to Hong Kong people! HKPoliceState CCP_is_terrorist
JanetZephyr See how HongKongPolice celebrate Chinese New Year 🧧 Brutal police in Hong Kong would be held accountable, only if independent inquiry be established to investigate various issues happened during the protest movement. HKPoliceState HKPoliceTerrorists It's the 4th anniversary of FishballRevolution and 23 yrs since 1997. Sadly, HongKongers haven't got genuine universal suffrage as promised by the Basic Law, only brutal oppression and coronavirus from CCP. But HKers will survive - the fight isn't ended yet. StandwithHK
HKPolice interrupted every festival, isn't it normal people are gathering in LunarNewYear ? Hong Kong government should have announced that celebrating for all festivals in the streets are illegal to justify why HongKongPolice fired tear gas. HongKong government and police is too sensitive to a large groups of people. HK economy turns bad because they stop people to celebrate LunarNewYear and other festivals. No one would like to go out for shopping and eating because they will be arrested.
Any public gathering is deemed a threat. HKPoliceState is the henchmen of the CCP political machine
Toy Story: Hong Kong protest models become major hitFree Hong Kong FreeHK FreeHongKong StandWithHongKong HongKong has been described as culture desert But from this HongKongProtests I could see HongKongProtesters are full of creativity and innovation We could see that the govt have always limited and discourage their art development HKprotesters are contributing their own talents to facilitate the revolution. Really appreciate that.
people were just enjoying the street food and festive atmosphere, yet the hongkongpoliceterrorists still decided to fire tear gas to attack civilians HKPoliceState A peaceful rally was ruined by HongKongPolice again. HongKongPoliceBrutality HongKongPolice don’t disperse HongKongProtesters. Instead they want to kill them. See what they have done in this half year. They have changed. They are now the fallen angel, Lucifer.
Someone just can’t handle the truth, so they suppress them as if it never existed. But the truth is we won’t stop seeking the truth and our rights. HongKongPolice don’t disperse HongKongProtesters. Instead they want to kill them. See what them have done in this half year. They have changed. They are now the fallen angel, Lucifer.
It's LunarNewYear and they still wanna poison us with tear gas. Hong Kong Police is insane. HKPoliceState The HKPolice fired the tear gas in Lunar New Year. Is the police aimed to ruin all the festivals? They did the same thing at Christmas. HKPoliceTerrorists
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