Hong Kong Protesters Want Democracy, Accountability, Autonomy, and U.S. Support

That’s the sound of Hong Kong residents
booing the Chinese national anthem as it plays before a soccer match on a Tuesday night, which is an illegal act in mainland China. After more than three months of sustained protests nobody seems quite sure what will happen next. But the protestors we talked to on the march to the soccer stadium were clear that the governments formal withdrawal of the controversial extradition bill that sparked the protests to begin with, wouldn’t be enough. The protestors say that their police force has lost public trust, and that their government is hopelessly compromised, it’s leaders controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. They want an independent investigation into the police. And they want to elect their own leaders rather than having them selected by interest groups that they view as beholden to mainland China. The Hong Kong government is obviously controlled totally by the communist government. So that is something that has serviced
within these three months of protests. Where we have seen Carrie Lam really
having her hands tied. We have a executive who is only responding to the requests of the Beijing government. Imagery of protesters holding American
flags while marching outside the U.S. consulate has made its way into international press coverage. And while there weren’t any stars and stripes present at Tuesday night’s march, participants did have a message for
Americans. Protestors expressed hope that the U.S. Congress would pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which would make the city’s bilateral trade and travel agreements with America contingent on China maintaining Hong Kong’s autonomy, and levy sanctions Chinese individuals accused of violating the rights of Hong Kong citizens. It would also instruct U.S. immigration officials not to punish visa applicants who’ve been arrested for participating in the protests. Hong Kong’s soccer team lost the match, but for many in this crowd tonight was about more than just a game.

Maurice Vega

29 Responses

  1. "Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world." Congressman Abraham Lincoln, lol

  2. Can’t have autonomy and foreign support, dear. And someone pls tell them they don’t want the mob rule adorably nicknamed democracy. They just want autonomy or nothing, there fixed it.

  3. weird how reason sides with the hong kong protestors who want american freedoms but also antifa that wants the communist chinese system. i guess orange man bad (
    TDS) has crazy impacts when it comes to domestic politics.

  4. Ron Paul is a true libertarian and he saw right through this crap. It's sad that ReasonTV is not the same libertarian channel as before. Now, they support globalist regime change causes. Hey ReasonTV, any clips on the Yellow Vest movement in France? Even if you disagree with their economics, at least talk about the police brutality and the globalist (anti-liberty) agenda by Macron to make everyone poor!

  5. Other countries will have to also fight tyranny like Canada where the senior leaders are totalitarian communists. West Canada will have to separate or die with incompetent corrupt eastern tyrants.

  6. We are ALL Hong Kong. The people of America stand with you. Our government however are useless and will watch as you all are murdered by a horrific dictator. I’m so sorry. I pray for the people of Hong Kong daily ?

  7. Can we trade violent Antifa goons for some of these individual liberty loving free market embracing Hong Kong citizens? Average IQ in Hong Kong is 108, the highest on the world. Antifa members, not so much.

  8. These people are going to be ground under tank tracks when the next response by the ChiComs makes Tiananmen Square look like a tea party. They will then take care of Taiwan.

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