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HONG KONG UPDATE: Demonstrators Defy Beijing, Wave US Flags, Demand Democracy

posted by Hannity Staff - 10.01.19

Thousands of pro-Democracy demonstrators took to the streets of Hong Kong Tuesday; defying Beijing as the country celebrates the 70th anniversary of their communist revolution.

“Hong Kong protestors carry the American flag as a symbol of freedom from their communist oppressors. All Americans should be proud of this and stand against communism/socialism. Attn @AOC and other Dem socialists: there is an important lesson here for you,” posted Rep. Liz Cheney.

Hong Kong riot police fired a live-round of ammunition into a crowd of pro-Democracy protesters Tuesday as Beijing prepares to celebrate the 70th anniversary of their communist revolution.

“Hong Kong police shot a teenage protester at close range in the chest Tuesday, leaving him bleeding and howling on the ground, in a fearsome escalation of anti-government demonstrations that spread across the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Tens of thousands marched in a day of rage as Communist leaders in Beijing celebrated 70 years in power,” reports the Associated Press.

“While officers have previously fired warning shots in the air on multiple occasions during months of protests in Hong Kong, this was the first time a protester is known to have been shot. There were other instances Tuesday when officers also drew their weapons, including two with bloodied faces who pointed pistols, as protesters and riot police fought fierce battles at multiple locations in the city on edge, with many determined to spoil the Oct. 1 anniversary of Communist rule,” adds the AP.

“They are squeezing our necks so we don’t breathe the air of freedom,” said one protester.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

HONG KONG CHAOS: Police Shoot into Crowd of Pro-Democracy Protesters with Live Ammunition

posted by Hannity Staff - 10.01.19

Hong Kong riot police fired a live-round of ammunition into a crowd of pro-Democracy protesters Tuesday as Beijing prepares to celebrate the 70th anniversary of their communist revolution.

“Hong Kong police shot a teenage protester at close range in the chest Tuesday, leaving him bleeding and howling on the ground, in a fearsome escalation of anti-government demonstrations that spread across the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Tens of thousands marched in a day of rage as Communist leaders in Beijing celebrated 70 years in power,” reports the Associated Press.

“While officers have previously fired warning shots in the air on multiple occasions during months of protests in Hong Kong, this was the first time a protester is known to have been shot. There were other instances Tuesday when officers also drew their weapons, including two with bloodied faces who pointed pistols, as protesters and riot police fought fierce battles at multiple locations in the city on edge, with many determined to spoil the Oct. 1 anniversary of Communist rule,” adds the AP.

“They are squeezing our necks so we don’t breathe the air of freedom,” said one protester.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

HONG KONG ERUPTS: Riot Police Officer Aims His Pistol at Protesters, Situation Escalating

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.13.19

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.

https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1161297998724419587

“Terminal operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted, and all check-in processes have now been suspended,” the airport authority said in a statement.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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