HK mobs’ plan ex­posed

Syn­chro­nized col­lu­sion be­hind se­ries of vi­o­lent in­ci­dents

Global Times US Edition - - FRONT PAGE - By Fan Lingzhi and Chen Qingqing in Hong Kong

Ri­ot­ers in Hong Kong have created many vi­cious in­ci­dents in the name of demon­stra­tions in the past two months, in­clud­ing van­dal­iz­ing the Leg­isla­tive Coun­cil (Legco), storm­ing the the li­ai­son of­fice of the cen­tral gov­ern­ment, dis­rupt­ing the air­port, be­sieg­ing and beat­ing tourists and a re­porter from the Chi­nese main­land and even at­tack­ing po­lice.

As their slogan of “peace, rea­son and non­vi­o­lence” and what they called “valiant” ri­ot­ers took turns to de­but, the claim that there is “no uni­fied com­man­der-in-chief” for their vi­o­lence be­comes more and more sus­pi­cious.

Af­ter more than two months of ob­ser­va­tion, the Global Times re­porters found that a se­ries of vi­o­lent in­ci­dents taking place in Hong Kong Spe­cial Ad­min­is­tra­tive Re­gion did not ap­pear to be so loose.

On the con­trary, the mobs were ex­tremely ma­li­ciously or­ga­nized.

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“Christ­mas and the New Year are coming, let’s pre­pare some ‘gifts’ for those nasty pigs and chim­panzees!” This mes­sage was cir­cu­lated on a chat group on Tele­gram on De­cem­ber 6, 2016.

Two weeks later, a truck drove into a

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