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APsplainin | Hong Kong says murder suspect wants to surrender to Taiwan
Chan is wanted by Taiwan authorities for allegedly killing his girlfriend during a trip to the self-ruled island last year. He was not sent back to face charges because there's no extradition agreement. He was however jailed in Hong Kong on money laundering [!] charges and is due to be released this week.
Lam told local broadcaster RTHK that she felt "relief" at Chan's decision to hand himself in to Taiwanese authorities. Taiwan's Ministry of Justice urged Hong Kong on Thursday to keep Chan in prison and investigate him for the killing [?!], but Lam and other Hong Kong officials have ruled that out.
Anarchists' Journal: 7.5M whathaveyous - 2M "black-clad frontline protesters" and "peaceful marchers" = 5.5M whatnots
Independent.ie | Hong Kong violence explodes after activist 'attacked by triads'
Tensions ran high after Jimmy Sham, the leader of the Civil Human Rights Front, which called the march, was attacked earlier in the week by men wielding metal poles and hammers. Witnesses said that those responsible for the assault were associated with pro-Beijing* triads blamed for previous violence against protesters. ... Politically motivated attacks have been on the rise while protesters are now [?!] vandalising shops, banks, and businesses associated with mainland China.
APsplainin | Hong Kong descends into chaos again as ["black-clad frontline"] protesters defy ban
following an unauthorized pro-democracy rally Sunday, as protesters set up roadblocks and torched businesses, and police responded with tear gas and a water cannon. Protesters tossed firebombs and took their anger out on shops with mainland Chinese TIES as they skirmished late into the evening with riot police, who UNLEASHED numerous tear gas rounds on SHORT NOTICE, angering residents and passers-by.
Supporters sang the protest movement's anthem, waved colonial and U.S. flags, and held up placards depicting the Chinese flag as a Nazi swastika.
"We're using peaceful, rational, nonviolent ways to voice our demands," Figo Chan, vice convener of the Civil Human Rights Front, told reporters. "We're not afraid of being arrested. What I'm most scared of is everyone giving up on our principles."
And still no PLA tanks.
* international criminal organizations are by definition anti-government but whatevs

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 21st, 2019 at 06:46:33 AM EST
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