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    What I saw: A lot of spray painting- and smelled even more, having been freshly done. At the HSBC, people were in the process of spray painting or getting the paint out when the crowd of police swooped down that eventually led to the pepper spray, tear gas, rubber bullets, etc. So their narrative that they were chasing/arresting "violent" protesters is pure BS, some vandals, that is all. Whoever broke the windows, police or protesters, I do not believe it was the same group as the spray painters. I have seen spray painters at every rally, approved or not. They are well hidden by the large crowds so perfect time to paint. Yes, if you are painting, you run the risk of arrest but the narrative that the march was hijacked by "violent" protesters is just a load of crap. I remember either thinking or saying, "yeah, there's HSBC, they're gonna get some paint..." when it all happened. There were already some slogans painted on the whiteboard protecting the windows. I don't believe that this particular branch had its windows smashed but I could be wrong. They were well-covered by the whiteboard.

    And then the crowd stood around, watching the police (this is where the people I was with wisely stepped back, I moved in for a better look). And some shouting at the police and, as I mentioned before, a couple of lame water bottle tosses. And then the police go bananas with the pepper spray and rubber bullets...then later the tear gas.
    Yes, I didn’t mean the spray paint, I have also run into that before. Obviously from a legal standpoint I’d prefer they not do that, but it’s a pretty mild form of protest compared to the alternatives.

    From the live streams it looked like the situation was tense but had already calmed slightly. People were restraining each other and discouraging any throwing of items at the police. After a few minutes where the police already built a little distance, then they whipped out the tear gas canister and tossed it willy-nilly into the crowd...

    Pretty clear which was more threatening to public safety to me.
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    NPP stooge still doesn’t get why they were booted out from the district councils
    https://twitter.com/xinqisu/status/1...756806145?s=21

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    Passed by HSBC just now, the two lions are "boxed-up"

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    Drone footage showing the first tear gas bomb thrown into the crowds and the frontliners emerging from all directions


    Looking at the footage I am so thankful of the frontliners, protecting the people and setting up roadblocks the moment popo attacks. Thank you guys and girls (including @hannah01)

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    NPP stooge still doesn’t get why they were booted out from the district councils
    Oh, they will never get it.

    There is a problem with people who derive their authority from their position only, rather than their knowledge or actions. They just never ever get it.

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    https://mobile.twitter.com/aaronMCN/...43454055342080

    No large-scale disappearances, at least according to official figures.

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    Time to change banks before they either freeze your account or remove all ATMs
    https://twitter.com/ezracheungtoto/s...38400917262337


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