A day after the shooting of the 21-year old Black Bloc protester by a Hong Kong Police officer the pro-protester media was quick to question the Hong Kong police on the shooting as over-eager. CNN suggested the Hong Kong police is out of control. The spokesperson of the Hong Kong Police has rejected categorically the claim.
“CNN is degrading itself to just bad reporting,” said a senior police source. The actual video chopped down to in portraying the police officer shooting the protester. Some journalists are suggesting this is a false flag operation, a set up, and other ridiculous claims. The unfortunate fall of a student dying was presented by main media reporters as a result of the police chasing the protester. Another poster in English appeared in 24 hours calling for a halt to Police style executions surfaced. The claims are fake.
However, the group was about ten to twelve individual strong which raises questions if the police led into an ambush. Remembrance Day in Hong Kong besides the shooting also saw resistance by the citizens of Hong Kong against the Black Bloc protesters. A fact not covered by the mainstream media.
The picture shows the Black Bloc protester on the left attempted to intimidate the citizen who went cleared the street from debris thrown on the street to obstruct morning traffic. A few citizens had enough and stood up to the thugs who are intimidate regularly. The potential for vigilante violence by the Black Bloc is only a question of time when the mob rule has run out of credibility.
The Black Bloc protesters called on social media for a “strategic robbing team” with the instruction “the next time you see a single policeman, the first task is to grab the armament”!
The leadership of the Black Bloc issued instructions on how grab a “cannon” (gun) from the police officers. This shows that the Joshua Wong led movement and others are attempting to arm themselves. Experts view the Hong Kong Black Bloc is forming an armed left-wing cell.
The Hong Kong police appears in most of these reports as the bad guy. The facts escapes the media. So are the victims, with women are attacked in broad daylight, drivers beaten and an construction worker, a father of two kids set on fire on live streaming. The offenders are still at large. Very little empathy is displayed for the victim certainly not by Joshua Wong or other leaders.
Joshua Wong appearing on the BBC shows how disconnected he is from his responsibilities, “blood will be shared”. As Wong is unable to recognize the severity of his action the BBC gives the protesters the oxygen they do no longer deserve. Oddly enough, no BBC or CNN reporters gets a perspective of the police.
The Hong Kong rule of law is being pushed to limit. It leaves the government very little room and the willingness by the administration to negotiate gets reduced by the moment.
The protester hope the UK and the United States send in the Marines. The German government vetoed a support for the protesters. The Green Party led the efforts to support Wong and his cabal. It is seemingly odd that the German Green party supports violent extremists.
The first announcement for the Black Bloc protesters surfaced in social media on November 10th at around 7:00 pm announcing the action for the next day starting at 05:30 am. Protesters arranged material throughout Sunday evening on key points in the city. The actions were organized with the code issued calling for “Break the neck” code for violence against the “dogs”, the police.
The leaderless movement is not so leaderless. “The fable this is some mysterious mass uprising. Increasingly the black hands and some sophisticated funding and propaganda operations are emerging.”, says a Singapore based academic. “The Hong Kong riots have resources, intelligence and are sufficiently agitated. This didn’t happen overnight.”
The curtain rises
The video taken by a reporter from “Cupid Producer” runs for 19 minutes 21 second can be found on Facebook. The drama opens up with plenty of black clad protesters milling around on the intersection. Two males, dressed in normal street clothes, following the instructions issued, and his black hoodie partner block the street with a flimsy string (0:38 seconds). The individual in the white shirt and khaki pants reappears “hanging around” after he blocked the road with his black hoodie mate.
After a chase by the police officer with the protester getting away, the officer gets in a verbal argument with the the white hooded protester. Something startled the police officer and at 2 minute 01 the officer turns around and takes a tactical defensive stance.
At least nine to ten Black Bloc protesters are in the scene with the protester wearing a white hoodie challenging the police officers. On the left of the picture a protester carries a metal pole and four more protesters are hoovering in the background.
At 2 minute 06 seconds the protester in the white hoodie advanced to arms length. If the readers look at the legs of the police officers he has not moved from his position but despite warnings issued the white hooded black clad protester moved against the police officer.
The police officer trying to push the attacker away with the other protesters moving towards the police officer flanking the officer.
At 2 minutes 15 seconds the police officer holds the white hoodie protester in a hold and two protesters advance and split up and trying to flank the police officer. At this juncture at least one more protester is behind the officer already.
While the attacker to the right moves forward, a third attacker surfaces. The officer shots the attacker. The attacker behind hits the police officer over the head.
The white hoodie protester attempts to disarm the police officer and gauge the eyes of the police officer. The shot protester falls to the ground.
One more attacker from the rear appears in the picture who are on the floor. The individual who blocked the street dressed in white and khaki slacks appears in the background.
The agitator who was responsible for the challenge to the police officer runs away after his attempted assault on the police officer and leaves his seriously injured companion behind. Despite all the false bravado and claims by Jimmy Lei the willingness to die the protesters are just any other mob. No heroic action.
The public (on the left) supports enthusiastically the action by the Hong Kong police officer expressing the growing number of citizens are calling for stronger action by the government. A “screaming auntie” moves forward to the police officers and eventually after interfering with the police gets arrested.
Amazingly the injured protester wanted to escape and attempted to escape the scene. After a short dash he was overpowered and detained.
Contacts in the Hong Police are tight lipped about the incident but one officer commented “He must be afraid or knowing something important to be that desperate to run away despite his very serious injuries”.
Police subsequently arrested about six or seven individuals found hiding at the vicinity.
The final act.
Many question remain about the incident. For example is the individual spotted just shortly before the shooting the same than in the demonstration at the Chinese National day parade of the Democratic Party in which Jimmy Lai was attending?
Was the chase designed to disarm the police officer? The evidence suggests the extremists are attempting to arm themselves. The global media seems not willing to examine the facts.