O say can you see… Hong Kong protesters cozy up to US amid ongoing violence (VIDEOS)

O say can you see… Hong Kong protesters cozy up to US amid ongoing violence

Protesters march to call for the United States Congress to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act in Hong Kong

RT-World News

Hong Kong protesters rallied in their thousands and clashed with police in fresh unrest. They also called on Washington to ‘free’ them from Chinese rule, suggesting some may now view the US as their patron.

Thousands of demonstrators marched to the US Consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday, in what they said was an appeal to President Donald Trump to intervene in the weeks-long political turmoil. Videos of the rally show protesters waving American flags as they sing the US national anthem and play ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ through the speakers on their phones.

People reiterated their call on the US to pass the ‘Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act’. The legislation, proposed by a bipartisan group of American lawmakers, would require Washington to annually assess Hong Kong’s level of autonomy from Beijing and react with economic countermeasures if self-rule is compromised.

Demonstrators also unfurled banners to drum up support for their cause – although questions have been raised about the factual accuracy of their messaging. According to the Global Times, a banner attached to an overpass erroneously claimed that “China owes America $1 trillion.”

The ‘pro-democracy’ activists were interested in more than factually-challenged and symbolic gestures, however. Footage documented flagrant acts of vandalism targeting the city’s infrastructure and public transportation. In one video, a staircase was spray-painted with an inspiring message, “fight for freedom,” accompanied by a swastika.

The protesters – many of them masked and armed with metal rods and clubs – also erected street barricades, which were then set ablaze. Police used tear gas to disperse the unruly crowds.

Videos – not always publicized by the mainstream media – also show aftermath of  vandalism as anti-government unrest enters its 14th week.

Beijing has repeatedly accused Washington of fueling the political turmoil, a claim that became more difficult to refute after a senior American diplomat was seen meeting with protest leaders.

With their direct appeal to Trump, it appears that many of the protesters are not interested in negotiating directly with the government. This, despite Hong Kong has already officially withdrawn the controversial extradition bill with China that sparked the unrest.


Related: Hong Kong’s political heavyweights & their peculiar ties to Washington


(TLB) published this report from RT-World News with our appreciation for the coverage.

Related articles from The Liberty Beacon




Stay tuned to …


The Liberty Beacon Project is now expanding at a near exponential rate, and for this we are grateful and excited! But we must also be practical. For 7 years we have not asked for any donations, and have built this project with our own funds as we grew. We are now experiencing ever increasing growing pains due to the large number of websites and projects we represent. So we have just installed donation buttons on our websites and ask that you consider this when you visit them. Nothing is too small. We thank you for all your support and your considerations … (TLB)


Comment Policy: As a privately owned web site, we reserve the right to remove comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, or personal/abusive attacks on other users. This also applies to trolling, the use of more than one alias, or just intentional mischief. Enforcement of this policy is at the discretion of this websites administrators. Repeat offenders may be blocked or permanently banned without prior warning.


Disclaimer: TLB websites contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available to our readers under the provisions of “fair use” in an effort to advance a better understanding of political, health, economic and social issues. The material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving it for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material for purposes other than “fair use” you must request permission from the copyright owner.


Disclaimer: The information and opinions shared are for informational purposes only including, but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material are not intended as medical advice or instruction. Nothing mentioned is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.