A remote-controlled homemade bomb was used for the first time during protests in Mong Kok on Sunday (Oct 13). CNA’s Leong Wai Kit reports on the incident, and what’s known about the device. For more: https://cna.asia/32f650u
- As long as these violent rioters continue destroying HK, China will win the war for the hearts and minds of the Chinese people. More and more HKers will switch to the mainland Chinese side. What has rampant violence, intimidation against civilians, attacks on MTR infrastructure, destruction of business premises, violent attacks on civilians who disagree with them, restriction of traffic/movement, unprovoked attacks against police, setting HK on fire, assault with deadly weapons …. got to do with democracy, freedom of speech, liberty …. ? These actions are the direct opposite of what these protesters claim they are fighting for.
- The next step is the declaration of martial law and the formal request by the HK government for the assistance of Chinese PLA troops in the maintenance of law and order. I would not be surprised if the BeiJing government decides to deploy as much as 50,000 troops into HK. For eg.: Every single MTR station will have at least 10 fully armed PLA troops. The entire business district to be patrolled by tens of thousands of PLA troops. All troubled spots to be fully manned by fully armed PLA troops. The entire MTR line to be vehicularly patrolled by PLA troops. ….
- The BeiJing government do not need to wait for 2047 to fully take over HK. Martial law allows them to do so immediately. Game over for the violent rioters. The BeiJing government should award them Communist medals for their assistance when they are in jail. Should they choose to escalate the violence during martial law, it is the pretext the PLA needs to use their fire arms. Here is the Hangman’s farewell: “May your journey through the trapdoor of life be Swift and come to an Abrupt End!”