Beijing’s propaganda machine condemns flag-insulting acts ahead of citywide strike in Hong Kong

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A central government spokesperson on Sunday strongly condemned the egregious acts of flinging the Chinese national flag into the sea committed by some radical protesters in Hong Kong, according to Xinhua.

Black-clad, masked protestors removed the Chinese national flag from a flagpole in Tsim Sha Tsui and later flung the flag into the water Saturday, said the spokesperson for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council.

“The acts have seriously violated the National Flag Law of the People’s Republic of China and the National Flag and National Emblem Ordinance of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region,” said the spokesperson. “Their conduct has blatantly offended the state and national dignity, wantonly trampled on the bottom line of the ‘one country, two systems’ principle, and greatly hurt the feelings of the entire Chinese people, including Hong Kong compatriots.”

At the same time, the CCP’s Hong Kong Liaison Office issued an announcement, strongly condemning the illegal acts of insulting the Chinese national flag and challenging national sovereignty by some radicals in Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong police have joined the condemnation, calling for “administering justice and bringing offenders to justice”.

Former Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung offered one million Hong Kong dollars for information about the “insane person” responsible for the insulting act, which he said will provoke “enormous resentment from the entire nation”.

Sunday night, China Central Television read out an editorial by People’s Daily, praising the Hong Kong police and calling for Hong Kong people to say no to violence by radicals to undermine the “One Country Two System” in the territory.

Its Witty Commentary has used stronger words to threaten “those radicals” to lay down the “butcher’s knife”, claiming “evil will be rewarded with evil; when the time comes, one will get his due reward.”

Sunday night, riot police had fired tear gas in the city centre shortly before nightfall to prevent a protest march reaching Beijing’s liaison office, which had weeks earlier been defaced.

In a park in Wan Chai, protesters defaced a statue of a golden bauhinia flower, a gift from the Central government when Hong Kong was returned to Chinese control in 1997. The monument was spraypainted with the words: “Heaven will destroy the Communist party” and “Liberate Hong Kong”.

Today, Hong Kong is bracing for a general strike citywide. By 7:30 in the morning, transport across the city has been brought to a standstill.

According to the Guardian, almost 100 outbound and 100 inbound flights were cancelled at Hong Kong on Monday, due to the strike, with Hong Kong airport posting a warning that “potential circumstances on Monday, 5 August might affect airport operation” and advising passengers to check with their airlines before heading to the airport. Protesters also blocked key roads and trains, as shops and businesses shuttered for the day.

CCP killer Guo Wengui said earlier today, “We are watching the developments in Hong Kong every minute; we care for the Hong Kong people every minute. I strongly request Hong Kong friends to take good care of their safety. The CCP looters would come into Hong Kong streets any time in disguised clothes. Protect the elderly and the young. The whole world are holding their breaths and paying their attention. You can make other mistakes, but you must be assured: never believe in the evil Chinese Communist Party!”

Everything is just beginning.

By Cloudy Seagail

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