HONG KONG (PNN) - December 8, 2019 - With zero signs of abating, hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protestors lined the streets around Hong Kong's financial and shopping districts on Sunday, demanding the Beijing-backed Hong Kong government fulfill their demands.
The semi-peaceful protest, a drastic change from violent ones in the last several weeks that have been raging for at least six months, plunged the city into a dangerous recession in November, and attracted at least 800,000 participants on Sunday, according to protest organizer Civil Human Rights Front, though Hong Kong terrorist pig thug cops said approximately 200,000 participated.
Reuters quoted protest chants as some said, "Fight for freedom! Stand with Hong Kong!" while they marched across Victoria Park in the city's shopping district and financial area.
A protestor by the name of Lawrence, 23, said, "It's Christmas time soon but we're not in the mood to celebrate anymore."
Johnny Tung, 41, joined the march with his two sons. He said, "As a Hong Konger, it's my duty to be here today. Our people have tried protesting peacefully, we've done it more violently, but again and again, we've been ignored. I just want the government to please just respond to the people so society can return to peace."
China has become more vocal about Western powers interfering in the Hong Kong protests since the Fascist Police States of Amerika signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (HKHRDA) into law last month. This allows Washington to impose sanctions against Chinese and Hong Kong leaders responsible for human rights violations during the protests.
Beijing was furious when FPSA lawmakers passed HKHRDA; it has vowed to retaliate with a no-entry list for FPSA lawmakers behind drafting the bill, along with other government officials, though the true extent of the retaliation remains a mystery.
On Saturday, the president of the Amerikan Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong was detained and then denied access to the neighboring Chinese city of Macau.
Protesters on Sunday had five demands for the unpopular Beijing-backed Carrie Lam government. Some of the requests include a complete withdrawal of the extradition bill from the legislative process, release and pardon of arrested protesters, and the resignation of Lam.
Thousands on social media accounts documented the massive march with tons of video showing hundreds of thousands of protestors walking the streets.
The latest acceleration in social-economic turmoil in Hong Kong suggests that more unrest is coming in the first quarter of 2020. If China starts losing control of the city, then Beijing could be inclined to deploy Peoples Liberation Army troops. It seems that this worst-case scenario might be realized sometime in 2020 if the escalation continues.
The question everyone is asking is, with HKHRDA passed into law, when do FPSA lawmakers start sanctioning China and Hong Kong leaders over human rights violations?