UK Home Secretary Encourages Neighbors To Snitch On Each Other For Breaking COVID Rules

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has encouraged neighbors to snitch on each other to police if they see others violating COVID rules over the Christmas period.

“Any individual that saw any laws being broken would take that upon themselves,” Patel told BBC Breakfast.

“If I saw somebody flouting coronavirus regulations and the laws, of course I would look to inform the police about that.”

She went on to add that both individuals and groups of people would continue to be targeted by police.

“The police will continue to enforce against people, individuals, egregious breaches that effectively risk spreading the virus…Nothing has changed on that and it’s absolutely right that the police continue to do that,” said Patel.

This is not the first time that British citizens have been encouraged to spy on each other’s behavior and grass up wrongdoers to the authorities.

Policing Minister Kit Malthouse said anyone who saw behavior they believed to be in violation of the rules should contact the police, leading to charges that Malthouse was inciting Stasi-like behavior.

As we previously highlighted, a veteran in Wales was hit with a £1,000 after playing football with his own sons in the park, presumably after having been reported to authorities by an onlooker.

While Patel continues to insist that citizens should follow the rules and report those who don’t, a member of her own party, MP Tobias Ellwood, was forced to apologize after attending a Christmas party in London for 27 guests.

Ellwood attended the event a day after saying people meeting over Christmas “could be very dangerous indeed” and cause a third wave of the virus.

Source: ZeroHedge

China Furthers Its Hong Kong Takeover – Politicians Who Spoke Out About China Are Targeted and Arrested

Over the past year China has tortured the people of the friendly city – country of Hong Kong.  This once great British colony was turned over to the Chinese in the late 1990’s.  Despite China’s promises to not interfere with the country for 50 years, China has slowly infiltrated the government and culture.

Last year protesters of the China takeover were active in the streets but then COVID hit and the city has been shut down for nearly a year.  Small businesses are in ruins and the world class airport which once bragged about being the best in the world with 250,000 travelers a day is down to only a few thousand. It’s as if China is punishing Hong Kong for being out of line.  Nothing happens in Hong Kong any more without China’s permission. 

In June China instituted a law to arrest and imprison any member of the country who speaks out against China and they are moving forward with the implementation of that law.  Numerous activists have gone missing after being shipped to China.

CBS reports on the recent arrests in Hong Kong.  (Note the area known as Hong Kong was its own country but now, in compliance with the China narravite, CBS labels Hong Kong the “semi-autonomous Chinese city”):

Hong Kong police on Tuesday arrested eight pro-democracy activists over their role in an unauthorized protest last summer, widening a crackdown on dissent in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. The arrests, which included several former lawmakers, are tied to a July 1 demonstration in which thousands defied a protest ban and rallied on the streets against a national security law imposed on the city by China‘s central government in Beijing the day before.

Former pro-democracy lawmakers Wu Chi-wai, Eddie Chu and Leung Kwok Hung were arrested at their homes on charges related to organizing and participating in the protest, according to Facebook posts on their respective pages.

Here are pictures of some politicians who were arrested:

Media mogul Jimmy Lai was also recently arrested for speaking wrongly about China:

Hong Kong is now a police state:

Is this want the Democrats and China want for the US?

Source: The Gateway Pundit

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China Unloads Troops & Cargo Into Hong Kong From Giant Ship Amidst Rumors of Crackdown

A huge Chinese cargo ship has unloaded troops and vehicles into Hong Kong amidst rumors of a military crackdown on protesters.

“The ship in question, Chang Da Long, is a 140.5m-long vehicle carrier,” reports Shephard Media. “It arrived at Stonecutters Island at 17:36 on 28 August and, after unloading its cargo, departed by 23:19. In total, the 19,864t vessel was berthed at the PLA naval base for 5.5h.”

Authorities claim that the ship is part of the routine annual rotation of PLA troops and equipment PLA Hong Kong Garrison. However, while road convoys are a regular sight, “the presence of a conscripted civilian cargo vessel has never been observed before,” according to the report.

The ship previously sailed from Shekou in nearby Shenzhen prior to its voyage to Hong Kong, prompting speculation as to whether the vessel transported China’s People’s Armed Police (PAP) troops, who have been massing inside the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center, into Hong Kong.

Tens of thousands of PAP troops were moved to the sports stadium last month to conduct drills “dedicated to crushing internal unrest.”

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Chang Da Long had also turned off its automatic identification system before arriving in Shekou and the PLA refused to notify the Hong Kong’s Marine Department of the ship’s arrival.

Chinese state media news channel CCTV broadcast images of hundreds of troops disembarking the vessel as well as Dongfeng EQ2050 4×4 tactical vehicles driving along the naval base quay.

“Should President Xi Jinping decide enough is enough and that the communist party’s military must take over from Hong Kong’s beleaguered police, such a hidden force could be mobilised to strike hard and decisively,” according to the report.

Experts suggest that if Beijing is to impose a brutal crackdown, it will occur before October 1st, which is the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China.

Source: Infowars

China Brings Mainland Military Forces into Hong Kong – Protesters Cry Freedom

As the U.S-China trade confrontation continues, China is running out of dollars.  Beijing is burning through cash to prop up its manufacturing industries; and the currency devaluation only exacerbates the problem.  A weak Yuan, makes their exports cheap; but China is an economy of dependency, and relies upon dollars to pay bills.

Against this growing internal financial crisis, videos seem to confirm Chinese military moving into regions around Hong Kong as protests continue.  Hong Kong nationals staged a three-day protest at Hong Kong’s international airport to draw attention to their plight.

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas at demonstrators in the working class district of Sham Shui Po on Sunday, as yet another day of protest marches turned into a confrontation between police and activists.

Ten straight weekends of increasingly violent protests have plunged Hong Kong into its most serious political crisis in decades, posing a challenge to the central government in Beijing.(link)

Many voices in the west have forgotten the lessons from Tienanmen Square, when the central Chinese government used the Mongolian army regulars to gain control over the protests. The authoritarian Chinese government is communist at its central core; despite the party leadership’s corruption and capitalistic wealth.

Videos show the Chinese military are moving into Hong Kong to position themselves against those voices who are demanding the region remain a free and autonomous open society.

 

Source: https://www.infowars.com/china-brings-mainland-military-forces-into-hong-kong-protests-cry-freedom/

Hongkongers March Again (2 million strong)

2,000,000 citizens marched to demand that the government fully withdraw the Extradition Bill, investigate into the excessive violence used by police on 12 June, unconditionally release arrested protesters and retract the government’s characterization of the 12 June protest as a “riot”.


The Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF), the group organizing protests against a proposed extradition law in Hong Kong, announced that nearly 2 million people attended protests on Sunday, the largest recorded assembly in the history of Hong Kong, according to the Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP).

The figure is even more impressive given that the protest occurred after Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam issued a formal government apology, through a statement from the government written in the third person, and assured those concerned in Hong Kong that the legislature would table the extradition bill.

This overhead view shows thousands of protesters marching through the street as they take part in a new rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 16, 2019. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

“The chief executive apologises to the public, and promises that [she] will accept criticism in the most sincere and humble way,” the government statement read.

Sunday’s protesters rejected the apology and demanded Lam’s resignation and an irreversible end to the extradition bill.

The CHRF called Lam’s apology a “total insult” and vowed to continue protesting until the legislature dismisses the bill entirely. Tabling the bill makes it possible for the legislature to pick it up and pass it again at any time, a concern many protesters expressed.

“Facing such public rage, Carrie Lam simply makes apology through a press release, for ‘the inadequate work of the government’ but not for pushing to pass the bill or police’s crackdown on protesters,” the group said in their response. “She even stressed that she would continue to serve the citizens. This is a total insult to and fooling the people who took to the street! Hong Konger will not accept this!”

The protesters spent Sunday marching a two-mile route from Victoria Park to the offices of Hong Kong’s government, blocking the city’s major roads and surrounding the political offices. The peaceful crowd split only to allow an ambulance to pass by, creating stunning images from the heart of the city.

The 2 million people who congregated wore black in honor of the only fatality in the protests so far: a 35-year-old man who died falling off of a scaffolding where he had climbed to put up a banner reading “Make Love. No Shoot! No extradition to China.” Protesters also held flowers and, once the sun fell, candles in his honor.

Police identified the man only as “Leung” and ruled his death a suicide.

The CHRF’s official figure for the protests was “almost two million plus one,” including Leung.

Hong Kong is part of China under a policy called “one country, two systems,” which, in theory, allows Hong Kong to remain free of Communist Party rule but China to use its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to protect from foreign invasion. Protesters, a million of which gathered last week when Lam vowed nothing would stop the extradition bill, expressed concern that such a law would bring communist rule to Hong Kong and crush the city’s longstanding liberal democracy.

The extradition bill, if passed, would require Hong Kong to extradite individuals indicted on charges of breaking Chinese Communist law. China severely restricts freedom of speech and religion and considers government criticism and private worship crimes. Student protesters, for example, have expressed worries that they could be arrested and extradited if they criticized the Communist Party in a college classroom. The Hong Kong government has not directly guaranteed that this would not occur.

Sunday’s protests were a larger repeat of those occurring last weekend, which attracted over 1 million people, organizers said. At the time, the Hong Kong government insisted it would not cede to the protesters and table the bill. The people returned to the streets on Wednesday, following Carrie Lam’s remarks that the bill would go forward. Many condemned her statement that she could not give in to the protests because she was Hong Kong’s “mother,” and spoiling her “child” would do the people a disservice.

Wednesday’s protests ended violently, as Hong Kong police began shooting rubber bullets, pepper spray, and tear gas at protesters and using batons to beat them off the streets. Some opposition politicians condemned the violence and the Junior Police Officers’ Association, according to a letter obtained by the South China Morning Post, is growing concerned about individual police officers facing rejection from locals in their daily lives.

“We are silently facing rioters’ pointing fingers, humiliation, attacks and their endless quest for revenge,” chairman Lam Chi-wai reportedly wrote in the letter.

“We lamented lies flying around that the police dispersed bare-handed students.”

Lam blamed the injuries from the protests on protesters, and not the violent acts of the police, adding to the outrage.

“As a responsible government, we have to maintain law and order on the one hand, and evaluate the situation for the greatest interest of Hong Kong, including restoring calmness in society as soon as possible and avoiding any more injuries to law enforcement officers and citizens,” she said last week.

As tabling the bill did not prove sufficient to stop the protests, the government appeared to throw another olive branch the protesters’ way on Monday with the release of anti-China protest leader Joshua Wong, a major figure in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests. Wong’s first public statement was a tweet calling for Lam to resign.

“Why did Carrie Lam need to wait to suspend the bill until 1 million people came to the streets? It’s because she’s not elected by the people of Hong Kong,” Wong said upon his release. “It’s time for her to step down.”

Source: Breitbart News

The citizens of Hong Kong are fighting an oppressive law, but in doing so they are also modeling how a cultural movement can fight back against a surveillance behemoth.