Hong Kong Protesters Beg Trump To Liberate Them [Video]
Hong Kong protesters beg Trump to intervene between them and China and ask that the President supports their bill to be liberated from China’s rule. Protesters began in peaceful protests but recently become violent in response to the vicious attacks from local police officers.
According to Town Hall, thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong took to the streets with American flags and signs, demanding freedom in their country. Protestors sang the Star-Spangled Banner and even had signs asking President Donald Trump to liberate the city, which is under Chinese rule, as they marched towards the United States’ consulate.
“Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong,” they shouted before handing over petitions at the U.S. Consulate, Reuters reported. “Resist Beijing, liberate Hong Kong.”
The goal of the protest was to urge members of the United States Congress to support the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. If passed, Congress would reevaluate trade and business privileges for Hong Kong and China on a yearly basis. If officials in Hong Kong and China were suppressing Hongkongers’ freedoms, the United States could punish them on the trade front, the New York Times reported.
“We share the same U.S. values of liberty and democracy,” 30-year-old banker David Wong told CNN. “USA is a country of democracy. Donald Trump is elected by his people. We want this.”
“We write to you at a critical moment for freedom and American interests in the Far East,” the Aug. 30 open letter issued by the Committee on the Present Danger: China began.
“The people of Hong Kong are struggling to preserve the liberties and autonomy that the People’s Republic of China promised to respect when the territory ceased to be a British colony.
“We have an opportunity to help them do so,” the 26 committee members who signed the letter said.
Founded in late March by a group of national security experts, business leaders, China critics, and human rights advocates, the committee has consistently sounded alarms about the dangers that the Chinese communist regime has posed by waging cyber, military, political, and economic warfare against the United States.
In this video widely circulated online, #HongKong riot #police appeared to have targeted journalists as an officer threw a tear gas cannister at them in Causeway Bay after policemen emerged from an #MTR exit #HongKongProtests #PressFreedom #HKProtests #HK #AntiELAB pic.twitter.com/8UQTBheNi6
— Damon Pang (@damon_pang) September 8, 2019
Hong Kong, a former British colony, was transferred to China under the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 1997 according to the “One Country, Two Systems” agreement, which guarantees the city a high degree of freedom that mainlander Chinese do not enjoy. However, critics have remained skeptical as to whether the totalitarian CCP would honor the agreement.
It’s not clear if the President will support Hong Kong’s bill but the situation there has become extremely unstable. Trump did warn China that they need to reach a peaceful agreement with Hong Kong before trades can continue, Hopefully China will head the President’s warning before America steps in, if that is where we are headed.
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