Tiananmen Redux? Troops Amass on Hong Kong Border With China as Protests Escalate
By Rick Moran
Conservative member of the British Parliament Daniel Hannan tweeted an ominous video from Hong Kong:
It’s not like the world can dismiss this show of force as simply an exercise in power politics by China. They’ve shot down unarmed protesters in the streets before.
And you can bet the protesters in Hong Kong know this.
Just to drive the point home, China released a video of the troop carriers moving to the border:
For the second straight day, one of the busiest international airports in the world was brought to a near standstill by protesters. And the city’s pro-Beijing mayor was warning that the protests were pushing Hong Kong toward the “brink of no return.”
In her first public appearance since demonstrators succeeded in shutting down the city’s international airport on Monday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said it could take a “long time for Hong Kong to recover,” but she insisted that the authorities were still capable of managing the situation.
“The only thing we have to do is to go against violence, and rebuild the city,” said Lam.