Hong Kong, 23 November. students, who barricaded themselves inside the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, We did not wait for the promised mass demonstration, which was on Saturday to break the police cordon and set them free. It is reported from the scene special correspondent Federal agency news (FAN).
Furthermore, из оставшихся в здании нескольких десятков человек еще шесть студентов сдались полиции, не выдержав ожидания штурма, а также отсутствия воды и еды. Они вышли из здания университета, hand in hand, and were seated in the police van.
The head of the local administration, Carrie Lam, publicly acknowledged, that higher education institutions in Hong Kong turned into a weapons factory and radicals gathering place. Police confirmed these fears - in the Chinese University of Hong Kong liberated by the police, it was found thousands of Molotov cocktails.
Meanwhile, local authorities are preparing for new clashes and elsewhere poured concrete streets. Reporter FAN passed on one of the main streets of Hong Kong, Nathan Roud, to see for yourself, than the past turmoil turned to the city.
It turned, that for three spans from Jordan subway station to Prince Edward Station (and it is about 2,5 kilometers), It has not yet been restored paving on sidewalks, which the protesters dismantled, to throw the police. Of course, they understand not all over the sidewalk 2,5 km, but seats, where they did, reach places in length 50-100 m. It is already clear, that the authorities are not going to restore the original state of the destroyed bridge, but simply pour concrete all gaps with paving stones.
And, Hong Kong workers make it so messy, they have every chance to press the myth krivorukost Russian road workers - concrete is placed in a puddle, uneven layers, interspersed with garbage. maybe, authorities predict another month clashes, so there is no point in doing nicely, but you need to best protect the police and peaceful citizens from flying boulders.
It is still not restored burned dozens of traffic lights, several Metro stations, facades of many buildings, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. Instead of idle traffic lights on the streets rose regulators.
Quickly establish normal traffic will not work, since vandals destroyed not only the traffic lights, but metal boxes, which it was urban signaling and lighting control apparatus.
On top of that are still closed some entrances to the metro, Compromised using firebombs.
broken signs, downed traffic lights, mutilated windows complete the picture, Hong Kong trying to "make free". On the burnt facades adorned throughout the main slogan of the demonstrators: "If we will burn, you will burn us!». In the photo slogan, which radicals written inlet burned subway station Mong Kok. A stylized image of a hand with the middle finger clearly show, what they think about the opinion of the other radicals of Hong Kong residents and, especially, according to the Chinese mainland.
However, looks like, that the recent arrests of about a thousand rioters last week did their job - now in Hong Kong three days of quiet and safe. It turns out, that only a thousand people here for six months terrorized multimillion Hong Kong. At the same occasion for protests, bill, allowing to extradite outside Hong Kong, It has already been revoked by the authorities, but immediately after the publication of this concession demonstrators nominated five new requirements, including, that directly violate China's sovereignty.
Tomorrow, 24 November in Hong Kong will be the election of deputies to the district councils of the city and in this regard, observers are waiting for activation disorder. FAN monitoring developments.
As reported previously FAN, protests in Hong Kong began in the summer 2019 years after the discussion of the draft law on extradition, that would allow suspects to extradite citizens of any country in Hong Kong, including mainland China. To the demands of the protesters to revoke the bill very quickly add five more: now they want to introduce direct elections in Hong Kong and de facto independence from China. First, shares were peaceful, but later they began to end acts of vandalism and even attacks on civilians.
Recall, at 1860 year after China's defeat in the Second Opium War, Britain gained in perpetuity territory Koulunskogo Peninsula south of Boundary Street and stonecutters island, and 1898 year - he took the Chinese to rent 99 years of the surrounding area in the north of Koulunskogo peninsula and the island of Lantau. However, 1997 Hong Kong was officially returned to the territory of the People's Republic of China and has the full right to impose its laws there. Meanwhile, the US clearly supports the statement of opposition in Hong Kong and has recently passed a law, providing for the punishment of officials for the persecution of the opposition in Hong Kong.
Author: Igor Petrashevich specifically for FAN Hong Kong