Between 700,000 and 1.7 million democracy activists took to the streets in Hong Kong yesterday, depending on which authority you ask. Either way, it was a massive show of force against the Communist Party in Beijing.
I call it a show of force, but of course they are unarmed — which is the problem. They were unarmed in Tiananmen Square, too...
As you know, China is mustering thousands of troops just across the boundary from Hong Kong — it’s not a border; it’s just a demarcation. There are thousands of troops doing exercises just a few miles away, and China is obviously threatening Hong Kong people.
And it’s not like any country in the world has sanctions against China. The opposite — that fool Trudeau is actually still investing Canadian money in China’s infrastructure bank. He’ll build pipelines in China, with Canadian money. But not in Canada. What an idiot.
Over the weekend, Canada’s hapless Chrystia Freeland put out a statement on the protests — but she didn’t condemn China; the only people she condemn — calling them unacceptable — were the protesters! I’m serious!
The Rebel sent our friend, the Australian reporter Avi Yemini of TR.News, to Hong Kong on the weekend. He’s still there for a day. He saw many fascinating things, and is doing great work.
TONIGHT I'll show you some of his videos, including an outstanding interview with Emily Lau, a democracy activist who was the first woman elected to Hong Kong’s legislature.
We’re going to keep covering this story. Because we love freedom.
We don’t want Canadian or American soldiers going to war over there. That’s not even in contemplation. All we want is what Trump is doing — speaking truth to power; pushing back at China in the way that hurts them most — by sympathizing and encouraging the protesters, and by finally calling out their unfair trade practices.
But I think Donald Trump just might make the bullies of Beijing back down — I think he’ll help save Hong Kong and keep it free. And he’ll make America richer in the bargain. Meanwhile in Canada... well, I'll talk about that too.
You can see all of Avi's videos for The Rebel at HongKongReports.com. We spend about $4-5,000 getting him there, and his cameraman — if you think it was worth it, you can help chip in right there. I’m pretty proud of his work, and I hope you are too.
You haven't seen reports like this anywhere else.
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