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Report: Hong Kong Police Are Randomly Arresting Bystanders At Protests

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A report in the South China Morning Post Monday claimed that the Hong Kong police in cracking down on demonstrations are grabbing innocent bystanders and arresting them without due process.

The report notes that the police are accusing people who are there to document the events, or even just observing, of participating in “unlawful assemblies.”

The Post notes that in some cases people are being imprisoned for days without being granted legal counsel:

Among those affected was former marine police officer and retired pilot Jan Bochenski, 62, who was arrested earlier this month for joining an “unlawful assembly” in Sai Wan, his own neighbourhood.

He said he spent 30 hours in custody and had to wait for four hours to phone his wife and another four hours before he could speak to his lawyer despite multiple requests to officers.

Bochenski says that police were acting like a curfew had been imposed, regardless of the fact that no order was ever given:

“There were young people, a pizza delivery boy, an Indian chef in his uniform, a mother and her son – normal people you see on a Sunday night walking down this area … there is no curfew, how can it be an unlawful assembly?” Bochenski said, adding that he was taken away after officers confirmed he was not a tourist.

He was then left standing for hours in a cell shared with 14 other detainees in Cheung Sha Wan Police Station. Bochenski, who said he was the first of those held to ask to make a phone call to his family and a lawyer, was only able to meet his lawyer at 4.30am. He said the lawyer had been sitting in the station waiting for hours. His other request to speak to the British consulate was ignored.

Several lawyers recalled similar experiences and said officers appeared reluctant to cooperate in some cases.

Further accounts from people on the ground have suggested that police are cracking down on journalists, including Americans, taking photos of the events.

Hong Kong police have claimed that protesters are causing violence, and that officers are showing restraint.

“I must emphasize the officers demonstrated great restraint. Their use of force was indeed necessary and reasonable. It was to protect any person, including our officers themselves, from death or serious bodily injury,” said Assistant Commissioner of Police Operations Mak Chin Ho on Monday.

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European Leader Predicts COVID Hell Will Trigger Monumental ‘Populist Backlash’

Warns that globalist integration is the only way to combat people rising up

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Finland’s leftist Prime Minister Sanna Marin has warned that lockdowns and other restrictive COVID measures will trigger a huge ‘populist backlash’ against governments and politicians in Europe.

Speaking with the Financial Times, Marin predicted that draconian restrictions “will cause protests more and more, and it’s a breeding ground for populist movements across Europe.”

“When you’re closing an economy and people’s workplaces, it will cause political instability. Populists come with easy answers to difficult problems, but their solutions are rarely the right ones,” she added.

The Prime Minister’s solution? Globalist integration, obviously.

Marin wants a EU wide coordinated strategy to deal with the pandemic, touting her country’s own ‘robust test and trace regime,’ which has seen over half the population submit to a tracking app, as well as ‘targeted restrictions,’ such as quarantining and testing almost all people coming into the country from Europe.

The Prime Minister, who is yet to face second wave of the virus in her country, touted increased testing, contact tracing, and joint EU rules on travelling.

Marin argued that the EU must make a “conscious decision that we want to get the virus under control. I haven’t seen the decision made together that we want to suppress the virus as much as possible.”

“The situation will get even more difficult if we don’t implement a common strategy together,” Marin added.

“I think that the situation might get even worse and people might get even more tired. The situation has got worse in the autumn. People often want to find someone to blame and often the easiest ones to blame are the governments and politicians,” Marin said, predicting more uprising in response to restrictions.

Anti-lockdown protests are already raging across Europe, with angry citizens taking to the streets in Spain, Germany, France, Italy, the UK and beyond:

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POLICE STATE: UK Bans Protests

Police warn that “People are going to be extremely angry” and protest more

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With the entire population of Britain now under de-facto house arrest as of Thursday, the move to a full on police state has edged closer with the announcement that protests are now banned.

The Times of London reports that a ban on demonstrations of more than two people will be made illegal under the second national lockdown.

Ironically, the move seems to be a response to the fact that Black Lives Matter were allowed to hold huge protests during the first lockdown, while families were not allowed to gather together in small numbers.

So now, any form of protest is apparently banned under the emergency measures.

The vagueness surrounding the overturning of a fundamental human right is chilling, with a A Home Office spokeswoman telling reporters that “the right to peaceful protest is one of the cornerstones of our democracy,” but adding “any gathering risks spreading the disease, leading to more deaths, so it is vital we all play our part in controlling the virus.”

“People must follow the rules on meeting with others, which apply to all gatherings and therefore protests too,” the government spokesperson added.

While police have been told by the government that they will have to break up protests, some officers have expressed a concern that the move will only embolden people to take to the streets.

A police source told The Times that “this is going to cause a lot of trouble.”

“People are going to be extremely angry and there are concerns they’ll protest the fact they can’t protest,” the source added.

In “Brave New World” Epsilons were the lowest class of workers, but in order to make sure they’re happy serving in this role, they are deprived of oxygen but pumped with hormones that make them physically strong but unintelligent. Further, they’re conditioned to feel that they’re privileged to be strong. Change hormones to authority and you have 2020 workers who are self-appointed hall-monitors for lockdown.

The move adds to the already growing litany of disturbing emergency “laws” that have been brought in under the guise of battling the pandemic.

Anyone attempting to leave the country ‘without reasonable excuse’ will now be fined up to £6,400.

Previously, people, including families, were not allowed to gather in numbers of more than six, now that number has been decreased to just two.

Shops in some areas have been told to only sell items they deem to be essential, which led to some, particularly in Wales which is run by a leftist Labour government, cordoning off entire sections, including those containing books and writing materials, and even clothes and bedding.

It has also been reported that police are quizzing people on what they are about to purchase before they enter grocery stores.

Meanwhile, people are reporting disturbing stories of being hounded by police for refusing to download the NHS coronavirus ‘track and trace’ app.

On Thursday, one NHS nurse publicly resigned while wearing her uniform before releasing the real numbers of COVID patients in her hospital, which is vastly fewer than the government has suggested, and denouncing the government’s disastrous lockdown policy.

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China Uses Presidential Debate To Attack America, Promote Global Authoritarianism

“America has no choice but to come to some kind of way to live peacefully with China”

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Chinese state media once again attacked diversity of opinion in the US to promote the Communist state’s brand of global authoritarianism, this time reviewing the Presidential debate between Trump and Biden, and noting that Americans must be “disappointed.”

Suddenly appearing to become television critics, China’s Global Times on Wednesday described the debate as “full of personal attacks and disruptions which jeopardized the audience’s viewing experience”.

The State run outlet described the debate as “epitome of U.S. chaos,” and a “representation of the sharp division within U.S. society.”

The piece also covered “racial issues”, suggesting that they “are triggered by the fundamental divergences over US values and where the US heads within its society.”

“Such divergences are implacable. What is worse, the US leadership is intensifying the divergences, making conflicts between different races more difficult to resolve,” the article proclaimed.

Given the communist Chinese government’s fondness of internment camps for Uyghur Muslims, using them as forced slave labor based on their ethnicity, which was even mentioned in the article, it is hardly in a position to lecture America about “racial issues”.

Another state publication, The People’s Daily, got in on the act, lamenting on how bad it feels for Americans because their politicians won’t make nice with communist China.

“The US can neither achieve lasting unity by “making” foreign enemies at the expense of America’s own interests nor deceive the public for a long time by playing a dangerous game of misleading the world about its relationship with China, as truth will come to light sooner or later,” the article proclaimed.

“It should be noted that the extreme words and deeds of the US for grabbing attention and gaining private profits will harm the country’s future,” the piece also threatened.

It also claimed that America’s “political shows to deflect attention and shift the blame to other countries are not conducive to solving the increasingly serious systemic crises inside the US,” adding that “Instead, such practices have caused damage to international relations that should not be overlooked.”

The piece concluded that “short-sighted political calculations are doomed to do more harm that good to the U.S.,” further claiming that “America has no choice but to come to some kind of way to live peacefully with China.”

Commentator Gordon G. Chang noted that diversity of opinion and heated debate is actually the cornerstone of a free country, something that the Chinese government knows all too well, and therefore has almost completely eradicated:

Others joined in analysing the ridiculous claim that America’s political system is inferior to China’s:

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