Dozens of Hong Kong protesters escaped a communist crackdown by dangerously descending themselves from a bridge at a university campus; with local authorities declaring “Surrender is the only option.”
“Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters dramatically escape a two-day police siege at a university campus late Monday by shimmying down ropes from a bridge to waiting motorbikes,” reports VOA News.
Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters dramatically escape a two-day police siege at a university campus late Monday by shimmying down ropes from a bridge to waiting motorbikes.https://t.co/NdHxXuxdbx pic.twitter.com/eHu6o58Zco
— The Voice of America (@VOANews) November 19, 2019
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Original Story: November 11, 2019
At least one pro-democracy protester was shot by police at close-range Monday, with another counter-demonstrator “set on fire” as Hong Kong authorities attempt to crack-down on the escalating violence sweeping the region.
“A pro-democracy protester was shot at close range and a counterprotester was set on fire as violence continued to engulf Hong Kong on Monday morning, with the disturbing images of street fights and escalating attacks from both sides drowning out an appeal by the city’s embattled leader for an end to demonstrations,” reports Fox News.
“Carrie Lam, the pro-China chief executive of Hong Kong, laid the blame for the ongoing demonstrations deteriorating into chaos squarely at the feet of the pro-democracy protesters, who she labeled ‘rioters.’ But videos emerging from the autonomous Chinese territory showed the mayhem being instigated from all angles,” adds Fox.
“If there’s still any wishful thinking that by escalating violence, the Hong Kong [special administrative region of China] government will yield to pressure, to satisfy the so-called political demands, I’m making this statement clear and loud here: that will not happen,” said Lam.
Source: Fox News