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From The Socialist newspaper, 31 July 2019

Hong Kong: the struggle for democratic rights escalates

Mass protest in Hong Kong for democratic rights, photo by VOA/CC

Mass protest in Hong Kong for democratic rights, photo by VOA/CC   (Click to enlarge)

The struggle for democratic rights in Hong Kong is intensifying and widening far beyond the original campaign to scrap the authority's reactionary extradition bill.

Demonstrators are protesting daily, despite being repeatedly attacked by heavily armed police.

Beijing has issued an ominous warning that protesters risked "serious damage to the rule of law" and that Hong Kong's undemocratic regime's "top priority" is to "restore social order".

Recently, suspected Triad criminal gang members brutally attacked demonstrators at a metro station who were returning from a protest.

Police were absent during the attack, prompting accusations of collusion by Hong Kong's puppet regime.

More protests are planned in the coming weeks. Significantly, these will include a transit workers strike and a city-wide strike.

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