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.
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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
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?