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#1 Ozquoll

Posted 17 June 2019 - 03:12 PM

Wow, some huge protests around the world at the moment. In Hong Kong, it’s estimated as many as 2 million (!) marched in protest against an extradition agreement with China that will erode Hong Kong’s sovereignty:
https://www.news.com...37c16a0fe4276f3


In Sudan, the interim military government has taken the internet offline to try and hide the peaceful protests demanding a return to civilian government. The Sudanese protesters have shown great courage in the face of violent reprisals from the government in which possibly hundreds of citizens have died:
https://www.google.c...560834306048457
https://www.aljazeer...4091628723.html


In Saudi Arabia, not even the mildest protest is tolerated:
https://theintercept...hild-execution/


I’m taking a moment to honour the courage of the protesters, and wish them success. Peace out ✌️

Edited by Ozquoll, 13 August 2019 - 07:39 PM.


#2 Lunafreya

Posted 17 June 2019 - 03:24 PM

Here we don’t ban protests, we just insult the protesters.

#3 Ozquoll

Posted 17 June 2019 - 03:43 PM

View PostLunafreya, on 17 June 2019 - 03:24 PM, said:

Here we don’t ban protests, we just insult the protesters.
Every protest movement gets insults flung at it, it’s par for the course. Think of the abuse - and assassination - that met Gandhi or Martin Luther King, among many other protest leaders.

#4 Lunafreya

Posted 17 June 2019 - 03:57 PM

Change was not made because people asked politely for it.

#5 Ozquoll

Posted 17 June 2019 - 04:18 PM

The protesters I mentioned above aren’t asking politely, although they are peaceful.

#6 Lunafreya

Posted 17 June 2019 - 04:26 PM

Yup, they are being peaceful. But peaceful doesn’t necessarily mean “quiet0.

#7 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 17 June 2019 - 04:27 PM

DHs cousin lives in Hong Kong. Apparently some of the younger protesters have been very violent towards the police and the South China Times has called them out for it. But the majority, like the one on Sunday, have been peaceful.

#8 Ozquoll

Posted 17 June 2019 - 06:03 PM

View PostLunafreya, on 17 June 2019 - 04:26 PM, said:

Yup, they are being peaceful. But peaceful doesn’t necessarily mean “quiet0.
Sorry, I’m not clear what you’re getting at with the word ‘quiet’. Are the protests not noisy enough for you?

#9 Lunafreya

Posted 17 June 2019 - 06:10 PM

No, it’s more about the people who complain about them.

#10 Ozquoll

Posted 17 June 2019 - 08:51 PM

^^^Aaah, got it!!

#11 IamzFeralz

Posted 18 June 2019 - 05:11 PM

View PostKiwi Bicycle, on 17 June 2019 - 04:27 PM, said:

DHs cousin lives in Hong Kong. Apparently some of the younger protesters have been very violent towards the police and the South China Times has called them out for it. But the majority, like the one on Sunday, have been peaceful.

We go to Hong Kong periodically as we have ex-pat relllies there.  My feeling is that the dissatisfaction toward the Chinese encroachment into Hong Kong’s system of government has been building up for awhile now and they’ve reached the point of having enough.  There were less publicised protests when we last visited too.

Edited by IamzFeralz, 18 June 2019 - 05:11 PM.


#12 WannabeMasterchef

Posted 19 June 2019 - 03:00 PM

View PostOzquoll, on 17 June 2019 - 03:43 PM, said:

Every protest movement gets insults flung at it, it’s par for the course. Think of the abuse - and assassination - that met Gandhi or Martin Luther King, among many other protest leaders.

And lies, and fake news to discredit a worthy cause or distract from it.

#13 Ozquoll

Posted 19 June 2019 - 05:08 PM

Switzerland isn’t really a protesting kind of place, but women there are currently protesting against sexism, the gender pay gap and sexual harassment. And the last sentence in the article is an eye-opener 😳

https://www.truthdig...pay-harassment/

#14 Ozquoll

Posted 01 July 2019 - 12:05 PM

The Sudanese protests continue - at least seven killed. The people are paying a heavy price for demanding an end to violence and corruption.
https://www.reuters..../ US / Top News)

#15 Lunafreya

Posted 04 August 2019 - 03:44 PM

800 arrested after anti-government protests in Russia

https://abc.net.au/n...rotest/11381290

#16 kadoodle

Posted 04 August 2019 - 06:22 PM

My sister was attacked by a neo Nazi today in Toronto, Canada. She was part of a protest against the removal of funding for LGTBQI students who needed emergency housing and social support. A neo Nazi shouted that she was stopping white babies from being born, and jumped on her. The local paper said it was a “minor scuffle”, despite the fact that my sister ended up in hospital getting gashes to her face, neck and breasts stitched up.

#17 Lunafreya

Posted 08 August 2019 - 10:46 PM

OMG

https://www.smh.com....obox=1565209236

#18 AliasMater

Posted 09 August 2019 - 01:05 AM

View PostLunafreya, on 08 August 2019 - 10:46 PM, said:


It has been reported that China's Ambassodor was at QUT with facial recognition technology.

#19 Lunafreya

Posted 09 August 2019 - 06:28 AM

Yeah, I thought this was why the students hid their faces

#20 Lunafreya

Posted 12 August 2019 - 07:12 PM

Oh dear, they’ve closed all flights leaving Hong Long

https://www.theguard...sts?CMP=soc_567

I’m very worried.

Mods, can we make this the Hong Kong thread?

#21 Ozquoll

Posted 13 August 2019 - 07:40 PM

^^^
I’ve changed the name, if that helps.

#22 annodam

Posted 13 August 2019 - 08:10 PM

Geez, I just booked DDs flight to Hong Kong for the end of November, we have family over there, but I dunno now friggen hell.
Might suss it out closer to the date I think, but the no flights out, is a worry.
Lucky, I have insurance I suppose...

#23 Lunafreya

Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:26 PM

Do they cover unrest and revolution? A lot of journalists are thinking China is about to get all Tiananmen Square on then and just laying the ground work

They’re also deliberately targeting journalists

There was also a suitably angry white older man whose flight was cancelled and was videoed telling the protesters to “fix things”

#24 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:58 PM

On The Project tonight they were saying there was a case where a student said something that could be construed as anti-Chinese and one of the other international students had reported them. I *think* they said the students parents also got a visit in China, within about 2 hours as well?

#25 Lunafreya

Posted 14 August 2019 - 06:26 AM

Yup, Chinese students in Australia are being used as spies.




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