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For 11th week, protests continue in Hong Kong. International leaders respond.

For 11th week, protests continue in Hong Kong. International leaders respond. | TDF Ep. 4

From The Weekly File Podcast:

OUR LEAD STORY TODAY IS THE MANY PROTESTS IN HONG KONG. AT THE MOMENT THIS IS BEING RECORDED, THE PROTESTS CONTINUE. THESE UPRISINGS, WHICH ARE NOW BEING DEEMED RIOTS, INITIATED IN JUNE TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST A NOW SUSPENDED PROPOSED BILL WHICH WOULD HAVE EXTRADITED PEOPLE TO MAINLAND CHINA, A PART OF THE WORLD THAT DOES NOT HAVE A TRACK RECORD OF BEING FAIR IN ALL RULINGS. HONG KONG’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE CARRIE LAM SAID PUBLICLY SHE MADE A MISTAKE BY PROPOSING THE BILL IN THE FIRST PLACE… THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE NOW ADMITS THE VIOLENCE IS OUT OF HER CONTROL.

THE BILL IS NOW SUSPENDED BUT NOT FORMALLY WITHDRAWN FROM CONSIDERATION. AS A RESULT, THE PROTESTS CONTINUE, AND POLICE BRUTALITY WITHIN HONG KONG’S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, WHERE THE PROTESTS ARE HAPPENING, IS WIDESPREAD. AT THE MOMENT THOUGH, IT SEEMS THE POLICE ARE BEING OUTNUMBERED BY RIOTERS AT THE AIRPORT AS A NUMBER OF UNDERCOVER OFFICERS HAVE BEEN HOSPITALIZED. THIS PROMPTED INTERNATIONAL LEADERS TO ADDRESS  THE ISSUE… UK FOREIGN MINISTER WRITING IN PART ON TWITTER: WE CONDEMN THE VIOLENCE & ENCOURAGE CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOGUE TO FIND A PEACEFUL WAY FORWARD.

U. S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP ADVISING EVERYONE, ON BOTH SIDES, TO STAY SAFE AND CALM, AND ALSO MENTIONED CHINESE MILITARY SERVICES ARE SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE IN THE COMING DAYS.

Jay Doherty

2019

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