Asia, How Did One Of The Safest Cities İn The World Descend İnto Violence? - Cnn

Asia, How Did One Of The Safest Cities İn The World Descend İnto Violence? - Cnn

How did one of the safest cities in the world descend into violence?

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Protests in Hong Kong escalated on Wednesday -- with comparisons made to the 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations

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Darkened streets don't harbor the same dangers that might be found in other major cities, but in recent years, simmering tensions over the city's political future have created an underlying sense of unease. While any metropolis of seven million will have some crime, violence is incredibly uncommon -- around 2,600 violent crimes were recorded by police in the first four months of this year, compared to over 70,000 cases of violence against the person in metropolitan London, a similar-sized city. During the same period, there were just 29 robberies in Hong Kong, while London saw more than 12,500. Even amid mass protests and marches, which are a key part of Hong Kong's political culture, the mood has almost always been peaceful and safe. The 2014 Umbrella Movement was the exemplar of this attitude, with protesters setting up recycling stations, internet cafes and art installations in the main occupied areas, and parents with small children and businesspeople visiting them during lunch hours and on weekends. Read MoreThe use of tear gas and pepper spray by Hong Kong police in the early hours of the 2014 protests in an unsuccessful attempt to clear the crowds caused shock and outrage, and inspired more people take to the streets. Police handling of the rest of the three-month occupation was far more measured, and protesters were not fully cleared until time and fatigue had thinned their ranks. Wednesday's scenes could not have been more different. Police fired round after round of tear gas, much of it without warning, and deployed pepper spray and rubber bullets at protesters who would not move. Videos showed police on several occasions pulling unarmed protesters to the ground and beating them with batons, and CNN saw police point guns which fire rubber bullets at journalists and retreating protesters.Police and government officials described Wednesday's protests -- which broke out as a highly controversial extradition bill with China was due to have its second reading in the legislature -- as a riot, and said they were handled accordingly, by officers in heavy protective gear and gas masks. "These acts of rioting, which damage social peace and disregard the law, are intolerable in any civilised society that respects the rule of law," said Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam. A police officer fires tear gas during clashes with protesters during a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on June 12, 2019.Descent into violenceFor several hours early on Wednesday, it seemed like a repeat of the Umbrella Movement. Protesters had seized control of the main roads around the legislature and were bedding in, setting up first aid stands and distributing food, water and anti-tear gas supplies. Lawmakers made speeches to the crowd, congratulating them for standing up to the government and police -- who appeared to be completely wrong-footed by the speed in which protesters took over roads and blocked off the legislative complex. "(This) boils down to a display of people power in Hong Kong, a display in particular of young people power," opposition lawmaker Claudia Mo told the tens of thousands who had gathered, to huge cheers. "You have every right ... the young have every right to express their feelings, their anger, their frustration, their resentment in any way they want, because this is their Hong Kong, their future." 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It is because they are inhabited by humans may god bless them 法国被称为世界上最浪漫的国家,暴乱该发生还不是发生了?外籍军团都动用了,领导者制定的政策是一回事,而执行者的行事风格和态度等对于政策的影响也不言而喻 西方煽动的暴乱活动!西方还在假慈悲!虚伪! The world has been changing over and over no matter how safe the country was founded but here we are now. God have to do something China is what is happening in Hong Kong! Disgraceful and everyone continues to pander to China just make more obscene amounts of profit.

Dont understand what's happening in Hong kong, too bad there If only we could get this kind of demonstration in DC for ImpeachmentInquiryNow For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For there is is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith.

What a horrible take this is. Protests don't make Hong Kong an unsafe city. Hong Kong is an amazing city; a civil engineering marvel. I hope the protests are successful and spread.

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Thanks for reporting. International attention is desparately needed! How is this even a question? 依法严惩港独分子,坚决取谛港独组织,重拳打击外国反华势力🚀🚀🚀 jonasfg_ hoy you’re in HK di ba? Ingat!! Honestly I see arrogance on both sides. Hong Kong has always been part of China though when opium was growing and the colonial countries like the UK took over HK as a staging ground to invade Mainland China. Think if Russia took over Hawaii what would America do?

Currently China grabs anyone they want from Hong Kong without this law. 把背后老大揪出来就一了百了了 When the usa worries about guns. Hong kong police / politicans worries about safety hata, surgical masks and umbrella. Violence? I dont know where to begin. Violence

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Because of your propaganda 😐 It’s a no brainer, people are educated not from the farm, that’s why England when they colonized they built an empire, location, so China will never have it both ways, financial gains or control of the population. Trump ! Rhetoric ! Did Xi write that headline for you? Facebook effect

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hong kong 😮😮 Hmmmmmmm Hong Kong just realized that in 1997 when the British left, true freedom left with them. Welcome to China. 这个问题问的好,贼喊捉贼听过没?问问你们的间谍吧 When did Hongkong became to the safest city? Trumps inauguration. That simple. Find common sense, the answers are directly in front of you. Truth is the world is just getting smaller and smaller

This is a terrrible way to cover people standing up against authoritarian rule. when communists come knocking Bird box things

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Ask Carrie Lam... she knows. HongKong HongKongProtest That's what happens when the people unite. If the people rise up, the oligarchy stands no chance. Communism is the best way to mobilize the people and give them the power. I’m surprised it took 22 years of Chinese rule for Hong Kong to have an uprising. Give them their independence!

Was it angry men lack of education

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