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    Hong Kong protests: police seize powerful pipe bomb and arrest 10 members of radical anti-government group in two-day operation
    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...-pipe-bomb-and

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom007:
    Hong Kong protests: police seize powerful pipe bomb and arrest 10 members of radical anti-government group in two-day operation
    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...-pipe-bomb-and
    Amazing how many "bombs" the police find compared to the actual number that are used
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    "Lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting visited a protester in custody yesterday who needs to leave for regular medical check-ups

    She said the CSD officers normally use handcuffs only for these journeys, but after discovering she was a protester, they added iron chains around her waist and legs"

    (tweet)


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    ‘Police apologise?’ No, Hong Kong rioters should say sorry for chaos they brought to the city, force chief Chris Tang says
    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...ogise-damaging

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom007:
    ‘Police apologise?’ No, Hong Kong rioters should say sorry for chaos they brought to the city, force chief Chris Tang says
    https://twitter.com/JayLam_HK...04538804965377

    https://twitter.com/RobertJon...53760232951810

    [QUOTE]Immediately after the meeting, the council passed an impromptu motion in support of the establishment of an independent judge-led inquiry into the social unrest, as well as to condemn Tang for condoning “police violence”.Tang and other officers walked out of the conference room while council chairwoman Cheng Lai-king was reading out the motion.

    On Thursday evening, the government issued a statement to say it disagreed with the motion.

    “The motion made unfounded allegations against police. The government disagrees with the impromptu practice of the council as well as the stance of the motion, and therefore all members of the government in attendance walked out of the meeting,” it said.[/QUOTE]

    Wait, so is the government saying the police don’t oppose an independent inquiry and the police chief condemns (or at least doesn’t condone) police violence? I’m getting as confused as the government appears to be.
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    The police aren't doing a very good job... that's obvious. However, sometimes they do such a bad job it looks like there's someone on the inside stoking up that authoritarian strategy?

    Would it really be a conspiracy theory to think that an outside force has influence in the police force here.
    Using Chinese weakness in soft power to over compensate and push harder... to stoke things up and piss people off as a strategy seems coherent. But is there any evidence for that at all?

    We've seen weak governments supported and installed in South America. We've seen security forces supported both in military coup. Why not here? HK is spy central of the world, apparently.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jago25_98:
    The police aren't doing a very good job... that's obvious. However, sometimes they do such a bad job it looks like there's someone on the inside stoking up that authoritarian strategy?

    Would it really be a conspiracy theory to think that an outside force has influence in the police force here.
    Using Chinese weakness in soft power to over compensate and push harder... to stoke things up and piss people off as a strategy seems coherent. But is there any evidence for that at all?

    We've seen weak governments supported and installed in South America. We've seen security forces supported both in military coup. Why not here? HK is spy central of the world, apparently.
    Fully support an investigation into the police!

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    Handgun and ammo seized, man arrested as Hong Kong police raid radical anti-government group
    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...ng-police-raid


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    What if:

    Beijing knows there's agitators inside HKPO but doesn't want to lose face by admitting they have foreign influence on their shores?

    To let them allow an investigation we'd need to find a way to help them save face.

    Maybe they'd want maximum political gain from such a procedure rather than simply fixing the problem because to them the disruption to HK is minor to the whole of China.

    Agree or disagree?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jago25_98:
    What if:

    Beijing knows there's agitators inside HKPO but doesn't want to lose face by admitting they have foreign influence on their shores?

    To let them allow an investigation we'd need to find a way to help them save face.

    Maybe they'd want maximum political gain from such a procedure rather than simply fixing the problem because to them the disruption to HK is minor to the whole of China.

    Agree or disagree?
    Reverse psychology, eh?
    Join the march to support HKPF - imagine their face when 2mil people showed up
    start #CarrieLam on every social media


    have a great weekend, everyone

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