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Hong Kong Protesters Take to Streets as Chinese Media Ramps Up Threatening Rhetoric

HeadlineSep 03, 2019

In Hong Kong, as mass protests entered their 13th week, an editorial by China’s Xinhua state news agency warned Sunday “the end is coming for those attempting to disrupt Hong Kong and antagonise China.” On Saturday, Chinese state television broadcast footage of paramilitary police conducting drills in the border city of Shenzhen, with a caption that read, “Able to attack at any time!” The ominous warnings came as students took to the streets Monday, cutting classes on the first day of the new term. The student demonstration followed another weekend of clashes between protesters and police forces, with dozens of reported arrests.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said today she has never attempted to resign from her position, after a leaked audio recording revealed she told business leaders that she would quit if she could. We’ll have more on Hong Kong later in the broadcast with Martin Lee, the founding chairman of the Democratic Party of Hong Kong.

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