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Hong Kong Protests

    T.Y.Chiu, a student from Hong Kong

    Emails: I am not sure whether words can describe my how I feel in these two days. My parents are Hong Kong police… I understand their thinking: Students are controlled and brainwashed by other parties… the Hong Kong government is not good but better than the Chinese government, occupying Central would lead to a severe effect on Hong Kong’s economy and social disrupt[ion]… Whenever I tried to explain, they would say I am too young to understand these things… The protest was not only formed by the voice of a group of students, but the voice of the majority of Hong Kong people. Living in Hong Kong for most of my life, it is so obvious that the city has changed so much. Not [for] the good.

Video clip from TOMO News

 

CNN crew gassed

 

As it happened: Hong Kong protests

BBC

Key Points

  • Thousands of protesters have taken over central areas of Hong Kong and are camped outside government offices – many schools and banks closed
  • Protesters are angry at changes to Hong Kong’s political system which will allow direct elections but only from a pool of candidates approved by Beijing
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 Fort Hood’s Luong to become first Vietnamese-American general photo

Col. Viet Xuan Luong

 
By Philip Jankowski
American-Statesman Staff

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