Skip to comments.Hong Kong Activists Halt Protests to Remember 9/11
Posted on 09/11/2019 5:48:11 PM PDT by KC_Lion
Hong Kong activists announced on Wednesday that protests would be suspended to observe the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States.
Chinas state-run media accused the protesters of planning 9/11-style terrorist attacks themselves, complete with photos of the planes hitting the World Trade Center in 2001.
In solidarity against terrorism, all forms of protest in Hong Kong will be suspended on Sept. 11, apart from potential singing and chanting, protest organizers said in a statement.
The statement went on to denounce Beijings state-run China Daily for a Facebook post warning that anti-government fanatics are planning massive terror attacks, including blowing up gas pipes, in Hong Kong on September 11.
The 9/11 terror plot also encourages indiscriminate attacks on non-native speakers of Cantonese and starting mountain fires. This leaked information was part of the strategy being schemed by radical protesters in their online chat rooms, China Daily claimed.
The incendiary post was illustrated with a photo of al-Qaedas hijacked planes slamming into the World Trade Center on 9/11.
China Daily responded to widespread outrage over the post by publishing a screenshot that purportedly showed protesters using the encrypted messaging service Telegram to discuss killing people if their demands are not met, as the South China Morning Post characterized it.
The Chinese Communist paper refused to offer any proof for their specific claim of a 9/11 terrorist plot in Hong Kong or answer any other questions about their assertions. Facebook refused requests for comment on whether China Dailys post violated its policies.
Hong Kongers responded to the China Daily smear by calling it disrespectful, horribly wrong, and inflammatory propaganda. Some wondered if the Chinese Communist Party might actually try to stage a terrorist attack with undercover actors and blame it on the protest movement.
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I love these people from Hong Kong, but I greatly fear for their future. China is ruthless.
May God, whatever it may be, see fit to bless these brave folks.
Class Act guys ... class act.
I’m really beginning to like these people. They have terrific spirit!
“Facebook refused requests for comment on whether China Dailys post violated its policies.”
That’s the kick in the teeth right there.
Deliberate lies and distortion by a state media organization and Facebook allows it stay.
But woe to those who have mainstream conservative opinion in the US.
Yes, Facebook is not just the public square where people get to say whatever they want, with no liability being assigned to Facebook.
No. They edit and curate the allowed information on their platform and should not be protected by Section 230 any longer.
Trump should see if China is interested in leaving HK for 100 years.
Correction: Trump should see if China is interested in leasing HK for 100 years
This just shows more if what the movement us about.
It’s sad how so many here sneer at the Hong Kongers and tacitly or overtly support the ChiComs.
Patriotic Americans could learn a few things here.
Tyranny is always banging at your door.
Liberty requires Eternal Vigilance.
Thank God we still have the 2A, or whats left of it after almost a century of being chipped away at.
Wow. And people in our country dont bat an eye.
What?! Who? Must be the Putin-trolls.
A touching gesture.
I salute them.
One even calls himself Rashputin.
If China rolls over them, we ought to bring them here. they’d be much more productive, compatible immigrants than the illegal invaders.
Them and the South African farmers.
Maybe send the illegal border trespassers to China and bring the Hong Kong America lovers over here as welcomed legal immigrants.
IIRC, after 9/11, the Chinese government allowed sales of exploitative videotapes glamorizing the terrorist attacks.
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