Video reveals Hong Kong protestors may be being sent to ChinaPosted by Thomas Bush / November 19, 2019
A video released Monday shows what appears to be Hong Kong protestors being loaded on to a train near the Chinese border. The video has ignited fears that China is going to send protestors to detention camps, just like it is doing with the Uighur in Xinjiang.
Last week, the protests became increasingly violent. On Sunday, a Hong Kong media liaison officer has been struck with an arrow fired by protestors, according to the police. The bow-and-arrow-wielding protestors have gathered around universities, especially the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. On Saturday, members of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), were observed jogging in formation wielding brooms and sweeping up the debris thrown by protestors.
Late last week, students armed themselves with javelins and bows and arrows. They also lit their arrows on fire.
On Wednesday, the city was crippled as much of the public transit was shut down after a night of violence at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Schools were also canceled around Hong Kong as university students barricaded themselves in the school.
On Tuesday, police stormed the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where protestors had erected barriers and set several small fires.They also pepper-sprayed and wrestled a pregnant woman to the ground.
The protests became violent on Monday. Police officers shot a man at point blank range, and protestors doused a man in gasoline and lit him on fire after he criticized them. Both men are in the hospital.
The Hong Kong government withdrew the extradition bill that began months the protests, but they continue to escalate. Carrie Lam, the city’s chief executive, says that the protestors will bring the city to ruin.
Protests began earlier this summer when China wanted the ability to extradite from Hong Kong to mainland China. Those plans were quickly paused, but the protests continued. Protestors were no longer concerned with the extradition from Hong Kong––instead, they were demanding wider democratic reforms.