apparently someone got shot in hong kong today. seems to be taking the whole thing to another level.
can someone explain me tho. is hong kong a city with a history of civil obedience? do they have autonomist or anarchist groups? they seem to be so extremely well organized yet i have never heard of unrest like this before in hong kong?
HONG KONG — The students booked their tickets home at the end of the semester, hoping for a relaxing break after exams and a summer of happy reunions with family in China’s far west.
Instead, they would soon be told that their parents were gone, relatives had vanished and neighbors were missing — all of them locked up in an expanding network of detention camps built to hold Muslim ethnic minorities.
The authorities in the Xinjiang region worried the situation was a powder keg. And so they prepared.
The leadership distributed a classified directive advising local officials to corner returning students as soon as they arrived and keep them quiet. It included a chillingly bureaucratic guide for how to handle their anguished questions, beginning with the most obvious: Where is my family?