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Hong Kong's steady descent into a police state

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    I finally listened to a replay of the police press conference, translation courtesy CGTN...

    They HAD to shoot rubber bullets, pepper spray, and tear gas at the Wan Chai HSBC because people were throwing bricks, umbrellas, and water bottles. Uh...no, just like two water bottles that didn't even come close to them.

    They HAD to cancel the march because protesters had set up dangerous roadblocks in Wan Chai so that endangered the marchers (??). Guess I missed the road blocks, pretty sure any of that happened AFTER they shut down the march.

    Oh and the organizer AGREED that the march "had to be shut down." So it was a mutual decision between the organizer and the police. Some other stuff about what was shot, 9 rounds of pepper balls or somesuch- whatever the hell they were shooting towards us yesterday (rubber bullets, I think), it was a HELL of a lot more than 9 rounds...

    So, that's the polsplaining I managed to listen to...only heard the English questions but it was pretty much more of the same...


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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthieuTofu;[URL="[URL:
    I wonder if they ( courts ) ever will be coping with workload of the he protest ( police misconducts ) related claims .....
    Last edited by Tom007; 03-01-2020 at 01:42 PM.

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    Civil servants’ union locked in war of words with Hong Kong government after it is rebuked for criticising police protest actions
    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...ong-government

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    "Technically" the civil service should be politically neutral and fully respect the law whether they agree with it or not. That's the terms for signing up to the civil service.

    On this point, Carrie Lam is wrong to say that the civil service serves the exco and government. They serve HK as political neutrals. But also means that civil service should neither support either side of the politics.


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