by Stephen Green, PJ Media:
Former Hong Kong Parliamentarian Ray Chan reports on what looks like a nearly random teargas attack by local police, on people who weren’t even protesting. Chan tweeted on Sunday that the attack took place “in the heart of #HongKong’s shopping, district, Causeway Bay, there were no protesters, just reporters, shoppers & bystanders.” Erin Hale, a freelance journalist and Hong Kong correspondent for the German Press Agency confirmed to Chan that “no warnings had been given” by police before firing.
Growing Frustrated Over Beijing Interference and Police Violence, Hong Kong Protesters Call on US for Support
from The Epoch Times:
The 14th consecutive weekend of protests in Hong Kong were marked by an appeal to the U.S. government to pass legislation in support of the city’s autonomy, and calls for the police to be held accountable for making violent arrests last weekend.
Mass demonstrations since June were initially over a controversial extradition bill that would allow people to be transferred to mainland China for trial but has since morphed into wider calls for democracy and an independent investigation into police use of force.
by Jose Nino, Big League Politics:
Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently criticizedDemocratic presidential candidates for pushing mandatory assault weapon buybacks, while also taking Walmart to task for its anti-gun measures.
Carlson believes Walmart is pandering to the “activist left” after the retail giant announced earlier this week that it would scale back ammo sales and no longer let customers openly carry firearms in its stores. This was spurred by recent mass shootings that have taken place in the last month.
by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:
The people of Hong Kong are my new heroes. They don’t hit home runs or dunk a basketball or even catch a touchdown pass. They are not movie stars, although the world is watching them with morbid fascination. The people of Hong Kong are fanatically obsessed with obtaining personal freedom in the face of the most tyrannical and evil government on the face of the Earth. In a few months, many of these people will be dead and there seems to be a passive acceptance of their fate, but the obvious holocaust that is right around the corner is not discouraging these people from engaging in the very dangerous course of action that they have embarked on. The phrase “Give me liberty, or give me dearth” could never be more appropriately applied to the wonderfully brave people of Hong Kong.
by Jayant Bhandari, Acting Man:
Hong Kong ranks among the freest societies in the world. Not only economically, but socially it is a very liberal place. It was marinated in British ways until 1997, much longer than Singapore and other colonies. Then China took it over as a special administered region, which according to the agreement with the UK meant that it was only nominally to be under Chinese control for the next 50 years. It was possibly the only colony in which a vast majority of citizens did not want the British to go.
by Alex Christoforou, The Duran:
The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s withdrawal of the extradition bill that sparked three months of protests.
Lam and the Chinese mainland are hoping for an end to the crisis, but protesters appear to be digging in with more demands.
by Frances Martel, Breitbart:
Two unidentified men wearing masks hurled Molotov cocktails into the home of Jimmy Lai, owner of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily, early Thursday morning.
The incident is the second time assailants have fire-bombed Lai’s house, the first occurring after the Umbrella Movement wave of protests in 2015.
“The government will formally withdraw the bill in order to fully allay public concerns,” Lam said in a televised speech on Wednesday.
The bill, that would have allowed criminal suspects to be brought from Hong Kong, China’s self-governing territory, to mainland China for trial, has led to massive protests which spiraled into rioting and violent clashes with police. The protesters occupied several buildings, including the city’s parliament, and disrupted operations at Hong Kong airport.
by Paul Joseph Watson, InfoWars:
Hidden force could be used for military intervention.
A huge Chinese cargo ship has unloaded troops and vehicles into Hong Kong amidst rumors of a military crackdown on protesters.
“The ship in question, Chang Da Long, is a 140.5m-long vehicle carrier,” reports Shephard Media. “It arrived at Stonecutters Island at 17:36 on 28 August and, after unloading its cargo, departed by 23:19. In total, the 19,864t vessel was berthed at the PLA naval base for 5.5h.”