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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthieuTofu:
    https://twitter.com/studioinc...80630056833025

    Rather a bit of overkill for a HKD2k fine. What’s next, handcuffs for parking offences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsianXpat0:
    https://twitter.com/studioinc...80630056833025

    Rather a bit of overkill for a HKD2k fine. What’s next, handcuffs for parking offences?
    Come on now, let's have some respect for Xianggang's finest. Handcuffs? Pfft. For parking offences leg irons are obviously the correct punishment. For starters.

    Also, under the CCP respectful subjects would never waste productive energy on parodying. The Party doesn't recognize the foreign paro- prefix but the rest of it has been proven an effective disciplinary tool.
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    Using HK$2000 fines for "social distancing violations" has clearly become a strategic weapon against the pro-democracy majority and its representatives.

    And a fine weapon it is too. Devilishly innocuous as the regime paramilitaries don't need to drag the victims to a detention facility avoiding its potentially embarrassing paper trail, but the people can't afford to bear these fines especially during these times of economic downturn so it can act as a deterrent.

    There should be a way to at least try challenging this tool of repression in the courts. There's unlikely to be any kind of verification requirement so any regime thug in uniform can punish any member of the public at will.

    Any guesses who came up with this new policy and who gave the order? My thread on the regime hierarchy ("Who's actually governing Hong Kong", IIRC) was locked several months ago, before the new hardline Party governors were appointed...


    https://twitter.com/legcoreview/stat...89426528137217

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    "Fuck off to Canada if you don't like being persecuted!" (?)

    https://twitter.com/timothylee_hk/st...29552113209346


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    (Thread)

    Livefeed: #SingWithYou protest at Tuen Mun Town Plaza mall. A rousing rendition of #GloryToHongKong has just been sung. Plainclothes police’ve been seen patrolling the mall & overheard saying riot police arrive in 8min.
    people singing #GloryToHongKong in a mall pose a grave threat to public order & health....
    Riot police have set a cordon in the mall. Shops are closing.
    (‘More than 4, you can f—- them.’)


    Another thread on illegal singing and shopping in a shopping mall nipped in the bud by a horde of armoured paramilitaries.
    Last edited by Mefisto; 05-05-2020 at 09:12 PM.

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    Can you imagine anything like this happening in any developed first world society?

    Of course not. Yet here in Hong Kong we're expecting civilization-erasing shit like this to happen every day, in ever more outrageous manner. This is what death by thousand cuts feels like: you become numb before the terminal stage...

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    The head of the #HongKong Home Affairs Bureau has barred the Central and Western District Council's "Constitutional and Security Affairs Committee", and has forbidden the discussion of certain topics (1/4)

    Forbidden topics include:

    1. Constitutional affairs
    2. Electoral affairs, human rights, personal data protection, freedom of the press
    3. Monitoring and follow-ups of affairs related to security and law enforcement, and advising the government on such matters
    ...
    (2/4)

    4. Review of inadequacies in work by law enforcement personnel
    5. June 12 Admiralty protests, and all subsequent #HongKongProtests
    6. Discussion of improvements to the above
    (3/4)

    For today's meeting, the government will:

    1. Refuse to provide any meeting venues to the C&W District Council
    2. Remove the District Council Secretariat
    3. Bar all government staff from attending
    (4/4)
    https://twitter.com/squirrel_toast/s...29503071432706


    It's in incidents like this you see the creeping (or maybe not-so-creeping-anymore) censorship in #HK: Govt dept tells democratically elected District Councillors certain subjects are off-limits & it will not provide the Council services it's obliged to.
    https://twitter.com/KongTsungGan/sta...34344120373250


    Of all the scandals of #HK govt&police, this should receive more attn: political censorship. Govt is trying to dictate to democratically elected District Councils what they can&can't discuss, & withholding administrative support to those it disagrees w.
    https://twitter.com/KongTsungGan/sta...02356610527232
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