China Stages Coup In Hong Kong–Pro-Democracy Politicians Are Physically Removed From Legislature (VIDEO)

Written by K. Walker on May 18, 2020

All hell broke loose on Monday when pro-Democracy politicians were ejected to secure the election of a pro-Beijing politician as Chair of a critical committee.

The Chinese Communist Party hasn’t been a big fan of the “one country, two systems” that’s been in place since the former British colony, was returned to China in 1997. Under the “one country, two systems” framework, Hong Kong is permitted to have its own legal system and greater rights than in the mainland under communist rule.

At the Monday meeting, pro-democracy lawmakers held up signs reading, “Abuse of Power” and “CCP tramples HK legislature.”

A pro-Beijing lawmaker took the Chair’s seat and was surrounded by security guards 45 minutes before the scheduled start of the meeting.

HONG KONG (AP) — Clashes broke out in Hong Kong’s legislature Monday for a second time this month as a pro-Beijing lawmaker was elected as chair of a key committee that scrutinizes bills, ending a prolonged struggle for control with the pro-democracy camp.

The legislature’s House Committee, which vets bills and decides when to present them for a final vote, had been without a chairperson for more than six months. The central government in Beijing criticized deputy chairperson and pro-democracy lawmaker Dennis Kwok for deliberately delaying matters and causing a backlog of bills that affect public interest.

Kwok was replaced Friday by Chan Kin-por, who was appointed by the legislature’s president to preside over Monday’s election. After scuffles and shouting matches led to Chan ejecting most of the pro-democracy lawmakers, the election took place, with pro-Beijing lawmaker Starry Lee winning easily.

Her election will likely speed up the passing of a controversial bill that would criminalize abuse of the Chinese national anthem. Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, said last week that passing the bill was a priority for the government, and the bill will be presented to the committee on May 27.

Source: Associated Press

If this happened in Russia, the Media(D) would be all over it and it would be quickly and loudly condemned.

While we’re all distracted with coronavirus, China is using the pandemic to push forward their global ambitions and punish their enemies–especially those within their borders.

The question is–what is our response going to be?

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