HONG KONG – It's another remarkable visit to Hong Kong. And this story of David versus Goliath continues to fascinate us as the world does. The mostly young people who go out on the street do not seem to be afraid.
They are determined to achieve their goals towards the Beijing-backed local authorities.
In a word, they strive for democracy.
We are here to fight for freedom from Hong Kong, "said a protester Fox News said," If we continue to fight, we still have a chance. "
After four months of unrest this fight becomes hard. When we first came here in June, it was a largely peaceful protest that aimed to propose that the locals fear being driven into the infamous Chinese judicial and criminal system.
out warfare "between the two sides. It also kept us busy when it talked about it.
The Tuesday's protest, which coincided with the Chinese National Day, was described by officials as the worst for Hong Kong. Activists threw gas bombs and stones. The police reacted with water cannons, rubber bullets and in one case a real one who injured a demonstrator.
More than 100 people were injured that day. Nearly 300 were arrested. The authorities now seem to say, "Enough is enough."
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This poses a major challenge to the rule of law, "Hong Kong Administration Secretary Matthew Cheung said Week.
But the protest leaders tell us that it is the authorities that are responsible for the escalating violence. Officials have denied permission for peaceful rallies and encouraged activists to resort to violence.
"People feel that they do not have the" safety trail "they can walk on," Bonnie Leung of the Civil Human Rights Front told Fox News. "So they feel the need to escalate their actions."
Now the authorities are trying to develop it. With new protests planned, curfews and other emergency measures are being discussed, including a ban on masks used by demonstrators not only to protect against tear gas, but also to hide their identity from official surveillance.
Analysts tell us that Beijing could play a "long game" with the certainty that it will eventually win and restrict that territory.
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When we talk to the teenagers, half of them admit that this could be a losing – dangerous – cause. But they stay firm.
"I think it will unite Hong Kong even more," one said, "and even more determined to reach our goal."