I've said before that Macau is a very different place to HK and the two places should not be directly compared. But Beijing insist on using Macau as an example for HK. Why? Because Macau today, with it's increasingly limited freedoms, is what Beijing would like HK to be. But it also serves as a cautionary tale. It is a warning for HK people to be on guard and prevent their city ending up like Macau:
This is from Priscilla Leung who wanted judges that stated the extradition law was problematic should be investigated. She always seems aligned with the Liaison office.
Wasn’t that why some suggested amnesty with a cut-off date?A source close to the city’s top officials said that with anti-government protests still going on, pardons for those arrested could only happen “without publicly mentioning it”.
Otherwise, he added, people might wrongly believe that violence was condoned by the government and worked as a method of protesting.
If we were expected to take the above seriously, then the green-yellow-blue alliance which ended up burning the lobby of the Fanling intended quarantine housing block shouldn’t have been quoted as the reason to discontinue that plan!
They gotta make spray cans which are labeled "Wuhan Virus" and point them at the folks who are trying to beat them up.
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Police attacks at Prince Edward MTR occurred 5mo ago today. Tonight people gather to commemorate. Police have already cleared bouquets of remembrance flowers 9 times, tho it’s no crime to leave them. Still people keep laying them.
At Prince Edward MTR where 5mo ago today police beat citizens, people shout, ‘Black cops, show some patriotism & go back to Wuhan!
Police detaining many on Mong Kok Rd pedestrian bridge & at foot of bridge. Maybe 30 to 40 people altogether. Unclear whether they're just stop&searching or preparing to arrest. The people don't appear to have been engaged in any activity that could be construed as illegal.
Police now have entire bridge under lockdown & are preventing reporters from going near detainees. It appears the number of detainees may exceed 40, as they're standing side by side all along the bridge & there are more down below. These mass detentions are arbitrary.
Police have just appeared to let the detainees on the bridge go. Can't tell if any were arrested. I counted 71 leaving the bridge. Add the people on the ground & the police appear to have arbitrarily detained upwards of 100.
For some odd reason they didn't appear to grab their quota of cockroaches back to their lair this time but left it at mere intimidation.