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ALERT: Hong Kong braces for multiple planned protests including airport disruption and human chain

Hong Kong braced on Friday for further demonstrations and a “stress test” of the city’s international airport at the weekend, as nearly three months of anti-government protests showed no sign of abating.

Multiple protests are planned for Friday, including a march by accountants to government headquarters and a “Baltic Chain” event where protesters will join hands across different districts in the Chinese territory.

In 1989 an estimated two million people joined arms across three Baltic states in a protest against Soviet Union rule which became known as the Baltic Way or Baltic Chain.

Source: Hong Kong braces for multiple planned protests including airport disruption and human chain


WATCH: Tear Gas Canisters Raining From The Sky Down to Hong Kong Protesters’ Massive Crowd [VIDEO]

WATCH: President Trump warns ‘Tiananmen Square’ style crackdown in Hong Kong would threaten US-China trade deal

US President Donald Trump on Sunday warned China that carrying out a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown on Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters would harm trade talks between the two countries.

“I think it’d be very hard to deal if they do violence, I mean, if it’s another Tiananmen Square,” Trump told reporters in New Jersey. “I think it’s a very hard thing to do if there’s violence.”

Source: Trump warns ‘Tiananmen Square’ style crackdown in Hong Kong would threaten US-China trade deal

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Trump urges Chinese leader Xi to meet Hong Kong protesters

US President Donald Trump said Thursday that a meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activists could lead to a “happy” ending to months of protests.

“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!” Trump tweeted.

Source: Trump urges Chinese leader Xi to meet Hong Kong protesters

WATCH LIVE: Chaos in Hong Kong airport as police clash with pro-democracy protesters

Hundreds of flights were cancelled or suspended at Hong Kong’s airport Tuesday as pro-democracy protesters staged a second disruptive sit-in at the sprawling complex, defying warnings from the city’s leader who said they were heading down a “path of no return”.

The crisis, which has seen millions of people take to Hong Kong’s streets, was already the biggest challenge to Chinese rule of the semi-autonomous city since its 1997 handover from Britain.

ALERT VIDEO: China is sending tanks, military vehicles to Hong Kong border

China’s state-run newspaper People’s Daily today released a video that appears to show military vehicles being mobilised to a mainland city bordering Hong Kong.

The clip captures armoured fighting vehicles entering a ‘service area’ one after another while other military vehicles were travelling on a highway.

The news outlet said the footage had emerged on social media today without commenting on its authenticity.

However, the paper warned that Chinese law gives the country’s People’s Armed Police Force the right to deal with riots, chaos, serious violent incidents, terrorist attacks and other incidents regarding social security.

Source: China releases clip of military vehicles gathering at Hong Kong border

China calls Hong Kong pro-democracy activists ‘minions’ and ‘national scum’ who ‘wag their tails at their US masters’

Chinese state news agency has lashed out at pro-democracy Hong Kong activists, branding them as minions who plotted the anti-government movement in secret with their American masters.

Xinhua said in a commentary that a small group of people masterminded the unrest to bring chaos and turmoil to the city after frequently travelling to the U.S. to meet with Washington’s senior officials.

The article also called the activists ‘national scum’ who colluded with foreign forces to harm Hong Kong’s development.

Source: China calls Hong Kong activists ‘minions of their US masters’

BREAKING: 2 Cars Ram Crowd of Protesters as Police Fire Teargas at Hong Kong Protest [VIDEO]

Second car rams into crowd as chief executive Carrie Lam warns city is being pushed to ‘the verge of a very dangerous situation’

Tensions escalate with swaths of city paralysed by its first general strike in 50 years

Riot police in Hong Kong have fired teargas and rubber bullets on protesters in at least five locations as demonstrators staged a daylong citywide strike during which two cars rammed the crowds.

Officers charged protesters who had occupied roads, surrounded police stations, and staged a rally near government offices on Monday. Police fired multiple rounds of teargas, pepper spray and rubber bullets and had arrested 82 people by the early evening.

Source: Hong Kong protests: second car rams protesters as fights break out – live updates

WATCH: Hong Kong protesters paralyzed the city’s transport

Protesters brought Hong Kong to a standstill today (Aug. 5) as they waged a major citywide general strike in the latest escalation of their nine-week-long protest movement. As the weekend of guerrilla protests across different districts of the city gave way to the start of the regular work week, protesters coordinated actions to paralyze train lines and block roads.

Source: Photos: Hong Kong protesters paralyzed the city’s transport

SHOCKING- WATCH: Hong Kong protesters throw Chinese flag into water of the iconic Victoria harbour 1 day after China released the chilling video threatening MILITARY action

Hong Kong protesters removed a Chinese national flag from its pole and flung it into the city’s iconic Victoria Harbour on Saturday after a pro-democracy rally once again continued into the evening despite police warnings to stick to a short, pre-approved route.

Tens of thousands of black-clad protesters filled a major road in a usually bustling market district where shop owners had shuttered their storefronts in anticipation of a prolonged demonstration. They also blocked a tunnel and surrounded police stations where non-emergency services were suspended.

The protest was the latest in a summer-long pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, a semi-autonomous Chinese territory. While the rallies have been largely peaceful, they have increasingly devolved into skirmishes with police after some protesters refused to disperse at assigned times.

Source: Hong Kong protesters throw Chinese flag into iconic harbour