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MikeyFL
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Standoff between Police and Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
I'm just spreading the word because, perhaps not surprisingly, the developments are being buried in the news by mainstream media.

For several hours, police attempted to overrun the Chinese University of Hong Kong without a search warrant. Earlier in the day, they arrested several college students for no apparent reason. There are strong indications that many of the police are not from Hong Kong, but have been brought into Hong Kong from mainland China.

In response, the students created barriers over a bridge to the university, and they held that barrier for approximately 12 hours. The vice chancellor of the university attempted to speak to police peacefully but was tear gassed.

Massive amounts of tear gas and rubber bullets were subsequently shot at students. Many have been injured badly and are being taken care of in makeshift facilities on campus. Amazingly, students from all over the city have traveled to the Chinese University to support the blockade. The students threw molotov cocktails and set fires to keep the police back.

At the moment, the students seem to have scored a victory because the police have backed off. The situation could change at any time, however.

UPDATE: Right now, the students seem to be busily reinforcing their barricade across the bridge. They're constructing more molotov cocktails. My friends in Hong Kong, however, are telling me that the police are gearing up to return, with additional forces.

Videos and live stream by the Hong Kong Free Press:

Hong Kong Free Press.

Here was a live stream from the university. It's now a 3+ hour documentation of what happened at the height of the conflict:

Live Stream

(Thanks LSU Fan SLU Grad)

Here are a couple of reliable twitter accounts that are updating developments as they occur:


Hong Kong Free Press

Paul Mozur

Ezra Cheung

Lianain Films

Rosalind Adams

Photos from the Chinese University campus:

Photos from Nov. 12
This post was edited on 11/12 at 4:32 pm


The Boat
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re: Standoff between Police and Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
The NBA is taking things way too far.


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Rando
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re: Standoff between Police and Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
China is going to make the mistake of all totalitarian regimes.

They are going to attack innocent people publicly.


LSUBoo
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re: Standoff between Police and Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
I don’t think that every issue should be everybody’s problem,. There’s multiple things that we haven’t talked about that happen in our own country that we don’t bring up. There’s things that happen in my own community. ...

There’s issues all over the world, and I think the best thing we can do is, if you feel passionate about it, talk about it. If you don’t have a lot of knowledge about it or you don’t quite understand it, I don’t think you should talk about it. I think it just puts you in a tough position.


aTmTexas Dillo
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re: Standoff between Police and Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
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A Potential Tragedy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong


You know how this goes. China has a leader for life supported by the only ruling Party and the military. So anyone who opposes them are going to ultimately pay the price. At least in these times we will have photo and video evidence of atrocities. Just keep in mind there are politics in this country that would also like one party rule. And it is a weakness in the makeup of mankind that the masses will support voluntarily or otherwise this type of governing structure.


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oleyeller
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re: Standoff between Police and Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
China can deal with their own problems. We have enough here in our own country to worry about that


aTmTexas Dillo
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re: Standoff between Police and Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
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China can deal with their own problems. We have enough here in our own country to worry about that


Oh China will deal with this problem and in exactly the manner they wish. And though we can worry about it if we want, there is little we can do about it.


shel311
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re: Standoff between Police and Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
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China can deal with their own problems. We have enough here in our own country to worry about that
The OP didn't say the US needed to go over there and deal with it.


Ross
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re: Standoff between Police and Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Yeah for real

We are allowed to talk about this situation and it doesn’t take away from any perceived issues America currently has.


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The Egg
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China can deal with their own problems. We have enough here in our own country to worry about that
do we use this same kinda energy with the south africa crisis or nah?

just trying to see


Ingeniero
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re: Standoff between Police and Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
On the news yesterday I watched a police officer shoot a protestor for arguing with him, then another protestor for trying to help the one who was shot. All on video. frick these totalitarian bastards.


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PaperPaintball92
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re: Standoff between Police and Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
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There’s multiple things that we haven’t talked about that happen in our own country that we don’t bring up


Crazy idea. Start a thread about those things instead of telling other people not to discuss major world issues.


LSUBoo
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re: Standoff between Police and Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Crazy idea. Start a thread about those things instead of telling other people not to discuss major world issues.


You know that's just copied from Lebron James talking about Hong Kong, right?


Gr8t8s
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re: Standoff between Police and Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Students in this country would welcome their fascist overlords with open arms.


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oleyeller
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re: Standoff between Police and Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
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The OP didn't say the US needed to go over there and deal with it.


And i didn say he did.


MrLarson
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re: Standoff between Police and Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Oh China will deal with this problem and in exactly the manner they wish. And though we can worry about it if we want, there is little we can do about it.


It's interesting to watch it unfold. The youth there are on a island with no help and fighting the government for freedom. I hope Xi doesn't go scorched earth on them because I'm not sure what the response from the West would be.


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GetBackToWork
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re: Standoff between Police and Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
People better damn well wake up and pay attention to what happens with China. They have a very strong influence in the world - much larger than when Tiananmen Square occurred. The never should've been give MFN status without more reforms.

There will be future conflict in the world with the path China is on today.


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jimbeam
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re: Standoff between Police and Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sounds like a good situation to possess an AR15


MikeyFL
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re: Standoff between Police and Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Oh China will deal with this problem and in exactly the manner they wish. And though we can worry about it if we want, there is little we can do about it.


To be clear, I lived in Hong Kong and have a great deal of affection for the city.

I also know the dynamics of the China/Hong Kong relationship well enough to know that China cares deeply about its international perception at the moment.

If the world completely ignores what's happening in Hong Kong, I have no doubt that China will commit horrible atrocities to bring people in line and destroy what is a remarkable city.

However, I also believe that the only chance Hong Kong has to preserve its unique culture and status is if foreign governments remind China that they're keeping a close eye on the situation. The China of today is different from the 1980's. They desperately want to be perceived as a part of the global community, not as a pariah. Keep in mind that just about every major government official in China sends their child to a top American or UK university. They also own property throughout the world.

And if you think this isn't important, then ask yourself what will happen when China is emboldened and attacks Taiwan by force.
This post was edited on 11/12 at 8:56 am


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oleyeller
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re: Standoff between Police and Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
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do we use this same kinda energy with the south africa crisis or nah?



Dgaf about china, south africa, europe, japan, whoever. They can deal with their own shite. We need to worry about here in united states


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