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    https://mobile.twitter.com/ezracheun...81681015603200

    Nothing to see here, Carrie Lam says “officers are only enforcing the law”.

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    So we have a bomb in a minor hospital/A&E centre.

    To be generous to the police, it would be an incredibly stupid move by the protesters to do this, there is no real motivation for it (what’s the link between the virus/hospitals and the protests) and the risk of being detected must be incredibly high (cctv cameras, etc)

    On the other hand, if the police placed the bomb themselves it makes for a good story to defame the protest movement, they could evade the cctv cameras and they have a good motive to plant the bomb.

    Hmm...

    Home-made bomb explodes in Hong Kong at Caritas Medical Centre’s emergency department, temporarily limiting services https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/3047744/home-made-bomb-explodes-hong-kong-caritas-medical

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    https://mobile.twitter.com/SheridanA...57702621941760

    In a parallel universe...

    By the way, I think wearing a mask is a social courtesy and good for the wearer as well, but compelling people to do it has to be a little questionable.

    If you think about cigarette smoke as an example, there isn’t a good way to avoid it on the street (except bans in certain areas, and HK is hopeless at enforcement), and the effects on health are non-seasonal. It’s a slippery slope, and considering you in theory have means to protect yourself (wear your own mask etc.), while you don’t with smoking (wearing N95 everywhere is impractical), one really has to judge whether such an imposition is well-reasoned.

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    By the way, I think wearing a mask is a social courtesy and good for the wearer as well, but compelling people to do it has to be a little questionable.
    Not like we can find any masks aroynd where we live ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    Not like we can find any masks aroynd where we live ...
    Yeah, we should blame the protesters for using them (and stimulating supplies), and not the government for failing to provide them (but instead creating difficulties importing them) and trying to make it illegal (or at least opening you up to random assault/arrest by thugs in uniform [not all of them are thugs, but a good number are]).
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    Quote Originally Posted by AsianXpat0
    Yeah, we should blame the protesters for using them (and stimulating supplies), and not the government for failing to provide them (but instead creating difficulties importing them) and trying to make it illegal (or at least opening you up to random assault/arrest by thugs in uniform [not all of them are thugs, but a good number are]).
    Hah.. Got that out of your system?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    Hah.. Got that out of your system?
    Yeah, for now I think. Thanks, and sorry. (Although should be clear that wasn’t directed at you but CL’s remark. In case it wasn’t, I do apologise!)

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    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:

    https://www.hongkongfp.com/2020/01/2...ne-party-rule/

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    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...-leniency-hong

    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.