DANGEROUS SITUATION: Beijing Moves Chinese Military to Hong Kong Border, City Braces for Chaos

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.13.19

Chinese authorities reportedly moved troops and military equipment to their border with Hong Kong Tuesday; raising new questions over safety and security throughout the region after weeks of pro-Democracy protests.

“Paramilitary police were assembling across the border in the city of Shenzhen for exercises in what some saw as a threat to increase force brought against the mostly young protesters who have turned out in their thousands over the past 10 weeks,” reports CBS News.

“The demonstrators have shown no sign of letting up on their campaign to force Lam’s administration to respond to their demands, including that she step down and entirely scrap legislation that could have seen criminal suspects sent to mainland China to face torture and unfair or politically charged trials,” adds the website.

President Trump confirmed the military build-up on social media, writing “Our Intelligence has informed us that the Chinese Government is moving troops to the Border with Hong Kong. Everyone should be calm and safe!”

A police officer in riot gear drew his pistol on a group of pro-Democracy protesters at Hong Kong International Airport Tuesday; escalating an already tense situation after demonstrators shut down the transportation hub for a second straight day.

“Police officer had his baton taken from him and was attacked with it. Drew his pistol and aimed at protesters. Astonished nobody killed here tonight,” posted a reporter from the Wall Street Journal.

A group of pro-Democracy protesters sang the United States’ national anthem after demonstrators shut-down Hong Kong International Airport for the second day in a row.

Riot police have reportedly entered Hong Kong International Airport to disperse pro-Democracy protesters after demonstrations prompted officials to cancel all flights for the second day in a row.

“Hong Kong International Airport canceled all flights for the second straight day on Tuesday as crowds of anti-government protesters clashed with police as they continued to occupy the terminals,” reports ABC News.

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