Saturday, July 13, 2019

Another protest in Hong Kong...this time 30K residents take part against TRADE with China!

via Sputnik.
More than 30,000 people on Saturday took part in a protest in Hong Kong's area of Sheung Shui against the practice of parallel trading with mainland China, citing rising housing prices and hygiene issues, local media reported.

The protesters have demanded that Hong Kong authorities stop to ignore negative effects that parallel trading has on the economy of Sheung Shui, an area close to the border with mainland China, the RTHK broadcaster has reported.

The Hong Kong police said a series of clashes had occurred during the protest, calling on the demonstrators to end violence and disperse.
Story here. 

We're missing a vital piece of the story here.  For protests of this size and scope to be continuing after the supposed "flashpoint" has been resolved tells me that something else is going on.  What is it?  I have no idea but this bears watching.

The Chinese authorities have tried the soft approach.  I wonder how much longer their patience will last.

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