Protesters Within China Defy Communists: ‘Just Like You, Hong Kong’

I assumed this would occur (the freedom movement spreading among Chinese peoples).

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Protesters Within China Defy Communists: ‘Just Like You, Hong Kong’

FRANCES MARTEL

2 Dec 2019 Breitbart News

Protesters in southern Guangdong province, China, took to the streets last week to demand the communist government not build a polluting crematorium near their town, adopting slogans common to the Hong Kong protest movement, Time magazine noted on Monday.

The Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily , which openly supports the anti-communist movement, reported the use of slogans such as “revolution of our times,” which China considers seditious hate speech, and “just like you, Hong Kong!” in Guangdong. As China heavily censors coverage of the Hong Kong protests and bans all statements of support from the few permitted social media sites in the country, the adoption of the Hong Kong movement’s slogans and tactics is a sign that people within Communist China are informing themselves regarding the protests through unapproved means.

The presence of support for the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement within China may signal greater problems ahead for the Communist Party . . .

. . . Since protests began in Hong Kong against growing communist incursion in June, China has amassed troops and weaponry in Shenzhen, the Guangdong city on the other side of the border with Hong Kong, and reportedly established a “Hong Kong crisis response” center there. While many interpreted those move as an attempt to intimidate Hong Kong, those forces could easily be turned against the people of Shenzhen itself if the protest movement spreads north out of Hong Kong. . . .

. . . According to Apple Daily , local residents told the newspaper that “almost everyone” in town came out of their homes to protest throughout the past week, chanting “just like you, Hong Kong” and “liberate Maoming, revolution of our times.” Maoming is the city to which Wenlou’s government belongs.

The response to the protests has reportedly been a violent crackdown necessitating the presence of outside police forces. One resident, identified under the pseudonym Zhang, told Apple Daily that police began flagrantly beating anyone who attempted to approach an officer regardless of threat level, including the elderly and children. On Friday morning, the newspaper claimed that officers began going door-to-door looking for participants in protests to beat and disappear. . . .

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