last weekend there was a Demonstration, to violent clashes between participants and police. In a letter to the organizers, the police wrote that the fear was that participants wanted to commit to the Saturday planned Demonstration of “violent and destructive acts”.
police justified the ban
Demonstrators would not be the last time “only laid the fire, and Roadblocks erected, but also petrol bombs, steel balls, stones, long spears, and various self-made weapons used to destroy public property on a large scale and to harm others.”
for Saturday’s planned demonstration was to be held on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the decision of Beijing to ban political reforms in Hong Kong. This decision had triggered in 2014, the so-called umbrella movement.
mass demonstrations for more democracy
In Hong Kong, there are since three months of mass demonstrations for more democracy and against the growing influence of Beijing. It came last weekend, serious violent clashes. The officials were, among other things, water cannons, for the first time since the beginning of the protests, a police officer fired a shot.
China’s military rotates its troops in Hong Kong
the garrison of The Chinese people’s liberation army in Hong Kong, according to Reports in state media on Wednesday night with their annual “troop rotation” to complete.
The state-run Xinhua news Agency showed images of armored vehicles, which crossed into the darkness of the border in the Chinese special administrative region. Therefore, it was since the return of the former crown colony in 1997, the 22. Time the Chinese troops in Hong Kong is rotated. In neighbouring Macau, therefore, units were replaced.
Intervenes in China’s military?
Against the Backdrop of the continuing protests in the financial capital movements are Chinese troops currently under close observation. In the past weeks had become loud, that Beijing could intervene militarily in the conflict.
stationed in Hong Kong, units of the people’s liberation army, however, is no secret. After the departure of the British in 1997, China’s military moved in officially with its own garrison in the city. Its strength is currently estimated to be 5000 to 7000 soldiers.
Beijing had built up, especially with units of the Armed people’s police, which were stationed in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen in close proximity to the border, a threat. State media spoke of the “Exercises”, which were, however, directly related to the protests in Hong Kong in connection. The presence of the units was “a significant warning” to the rioters, wrote the state-run newspaper Global Times. (SDA)
For weeks, the protests in Hong Kong drag. Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators, among other things, airports, subway and marching to block the streets. The police are resorting to brutal means to stop them. VIEW keeps you in the news Ticker to date.