Bold Protests in Asia Prove Anti-Government Suspicions Correct

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Ellie McFarland | @El_FarAwayLand

At this point, it’s an open secret that China is putting its Muslim citizens in persecutory camps. The Chinese government, through ideology related to the state’s communist party, is forcing East-Asian Turkish Muslims to abandon their religion. If they maintain their faith, they face the threat of the Chinese state throwing them into these camps. While China has admitted that these camps exist, they insist they’re in a place to combat “Islamic extremism”. Yet, Islamic extremism seems to be present only to the extent that Chinese-Turkish Muslims are problems to the communist regime.

Also in China, the Hong Kong protests are showing no signs of cooling down. Asia as a continent is experiencing one of the highest concentrations of political protest and violence in history.

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Hong Kong Won’t Go Quietly

Dylan Palmer | @dylanpalmer22

After thirteen straight weeks of protests and civil unrest, the situation in Hong Kong has finally turned violent. On Aug. 31st, Hong Kong Police allegedly shot twice into the air to halt the advance of demonstrators deemed to be “serious threats to their lives.” On the same night, protestors used Molotov Cocktails to burn police barricades, lending credibility to the concern of the officers. As tensions continue to increase and China refuse to budge on their crackdown of Hong Kong, a question lingers:

Who’ll blink first?      

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Hong Kong Police Assault Female Protester: VIDEO

Hong Kong police have cracked down on the protesting masses with violence and a new video shows a horrific example.
Indri Schaelicke | @ISchaelicke

A video has surfaced on Reddit showing Hong Kong police physically assaulting a female protestor. It appears to show cops throwing the woman to the ground before another sprays pepper spray in her face from mere feet away. The woman held her hands in the air in surrender during the entire confrontation. Hong Kong is currently experiencing widespread political protests.

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Hong Kong Protests Continue Despite Countless Arrests

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Peyton Gouzien | @PGouzien

In response to recent protests in Hong Kong, Police have arrested several protesters. This comes after both the local government and the government in Beijing condemned the young protesters who stormed the legislature. Despite countless arrests, protests continue. Officials in the local government worry that the arrests could cause the protests to grow more violent.

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