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Hong Kong banned a vigil for the Tiananmen Square massacre for the first time in 30 years. Police said it would violate social distancing. It's the only part of China that commemorates the 1989 military crackdown that killed scores of protesters. There is no official death toll.

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Trump talked about cracking down on “acts of domestic terrorism.” But these DC protesters facing police are ordinary citizens holding a peaceful rally. The police fired tear gas. The new security law that Beijing is imposing on Hong Kong also talks about controlling “terrorism.”

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President Trump calling protesters “thugs” was a response that might have appeared on the pages of China's own government-controlled newspapers about Hong Kong | Analysis by @jgriffiths 

A station with bottles of water and milk by St. John’s church, for washing out eyes if police fire tear gas. Hong Kong protesters had the same stations.

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Why crack down on Hong Kong now? Beijing feared: 1. New protests to mark the June 4 anniversary of the 1989 massacre of Tiananmen Square protesters. 2. That Hong Kong’s democratic parties would win overwhelming in September's Legislative Council elections.

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Trump calling protesters “thugs” was a response that might have appeared on the pages of China's own government-controlled newspapers about Hong Kong | Analysis by @jgriffiths 

Trump calling protesters “thugs” was a response that might have appeared on the pages of China's own government-controlled newspapers about Hong Kong | Analysis by @jgriffiths 

#China said that unrest in the United States highlighted its severe problems of #racism  and police violence, and exposed Washington’s double standards in supporting Hong Kong’s protesters.

EARLIER: Protesters wave a colonial-era Hong Kong flag during a lunchtime protest against China's #NationalSecurity  law. More @business : #HongKongProtests  #香港

A Chinese state newspaper called the riots in dozens of U.S. cities “retribution” for Washington’s support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, punctuating rising tensions between Beijing and President Trump. #TWTFrontPage 

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Police in Hong Kong fire tear gas against protesters taking part in the first pro-democracy demonstration since China announced plans to impose a new security law on the territory

If President Xi would meet directly and personally with the protesters, there would be a happy and enlightened ending to the Hong Kong problem. I have no doubt!

The demonstrations in Hong Kong are an inspiration to us all. It is the right of all people to protest for a better future. We stand with these brave protesters and call on the Chinese government to refrain from violence.

@business  "5 demands, not 1 less. " Protesters return to Hong Kong's Central business district for the 4th straight day of lunchtime demonstrations #HongKongProtests  #香港

The protesters throughout #HongKong  have demonstrated extraordinary bravery in defense of their freedom. I have cosponsored S.1838, the 'Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act,' to support them. I urge the Senate to pass this bill and #StandWithHongKong .

The U.S will continue to do its part to hold accountable those who violate basic human rights in #HongKong . China’s Communist Party leadership would do well to deescalate their actions against protesters and respect the self-governance of Hong Kong.

Beijing’s soldiers in Hong Kong made a rare appearance on the city’s streets to clear protesters’ roadblocks, raising questions about the army’s future role there

I am deeply concerned by the aggressive actions taken by the Hong Kong Police Force today during a standoff between protesters at university campuses in Hong Kong.

Indian government advises TV networks not to broadcast anything that "promotes anti-national attitudes." In less than a week, India's government and security forces have already killed more protesters and taken more restrictive measures than Hong Kong and Beijing did in 6 months

Time leaves out the Hong Kong Protesters fighting for their lives and freedoms to push a teen being used as a marketing gimmick. How dare you?

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