MACKEY FRAYER HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THE EVENTS UNFOLDING IN HONG THE EVENTS UNFOLDING IN HONG KONG. KONG.>>TO GET WHAT’S HAPPENING IN>>TO GET WHAT’S HAPPENING IN HONG KONG, YOU NEED TO KNOW A HONG KONG, YOU NEED TO KNOW A FEW THINGS ABOUT HONG KONG. FEW THINGS ABOUT HONG KONG. IMPORTANTLY THAT IT’S A SPECIAL IMPORTANTLY THAT IT’S A SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION OF CHINA. ADMINISTRATIVE REGION OF CHINA. IT HAS ITS OWN GOVERNMENT AND IT HAS ITS OWN GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE HERE VOTE FOR ITS OWN PEOPLE HERE VOTE FOR ITS OWN LEADER BUT THE CANDIDATES ARE LEADER BUT THE CANDIDATES ARE HAND PICKED BY BEIJING SO HAND PICKED BY BEIJING SO THEY’RE WORKING WITH A BIT OF A THEY’RE WORKING WITH A BIT OF A STACKED DECK. STACKED DECK. FOR A LONG TIME, LIKE 150 YEARS, FOR A LONG TIME, LIKE 150 YEARS, HONG KONG WAS A BRITISH COLONY. HONG KONG WAS A BRITISH COLONY. IT WAS PAYOFF IN A WAR. IT WAS PAYOFF IN A WAR. IT DEVELOPED INTO ONE OF THE IT DEVELOPED INTO ONE OF THE RICHEST COUNTRIES IN ASIA. RICHEST COUNTRIES IN ASIA. IN 1997 BRITAIN GAVE IT BACK TO IN 1997 BRITAIN GAVE IT BACK TO CHINA BUT CHINA HAD TO PROMISE CHINA BUT CHINA HAD TO PROMISE IT WOULD PROTECT ITS ECONOMY, IT WOULD PROTECT ITS ECONOMY, ITS INDEPENDENT COURTS AND THE ITS INDEPENDENT COURTS AND THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION THAT IS FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION THAT IS FUNDAMENTAL HERE FOR 50 YEARS. FUNDAMENTAL HERE FOR 50 YEARS. AND THAT IS WHY PEOPLE ARE AND THAT IS WHY PEOPLE ARE PROTESTING. PROTESTING. BECAUSE THEY FEEL THAT AUTONOMY BECAUSE THEY FEEL THAT AUTONOMY IS UNDER THAT HE HADREAT. IS UNDER THAT HE HADREAT. HONG KONG’S PRO-BEIJING HONG KONG’S PRO-BEIJING GOVERNMENT CAME UP WITH A BILL GOVERNMENT CAME UP WITH A BILL TO ENSUREHURURE FUGITIVES CAN’T TO ENSUREHURURE FUGITIVES CAN’T OUT HERE. OUT HERE. SO THEY’RE PROTESTING BECAUSE SO THEY’RE PROTESTING BECAUSE THEY’RE ACTUALLY ALLOWED TO. THEY’RE ACTUALLY ALLOWED TO. THIS WOULD NEVER HAPPEN IN THIS WOULD NEVER HAPPEN IN MAINLAND CHINA. MAINLAND CHINA. AND THE PROTESTS HAVE BEEN HUGE. AND THE PROTESTS HAVE BEEN HUGE. ORGANIZERS FIGURE AS MANY AS 2 ORGANIZERS FIGURE AS MANY AS 2 MILLION. MILLION. WE’RE TALKING ALL AGES. WE’RE TALKING ALL AGES. FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN, FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN, RETIREES, STUDENTS, THE RETIREES, STUDENTS, THE OPPOSITION. OPPOSITION. IT’S ACROSS THE BOARD. IT’S ACROSS THE BOARD. IT’S PUTTING A LOT OF PRESSURE IT’S PUTTING A LOT OF PRESSURE ON HONG KONG’S LEADER WHO SAID ON HONG KONG’S LEADER WHO SAID SHE WOULD HOLD OFF ON THE LAW. SHE WOULD HOLD OFF ON THE LAW. THEN SHE APOLOGIZED. THEN SHE APOLOGIZED. PROTESTERS SAY IT’S TOO LITTLE, PROTESTERS SAY IT’S TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE AND THEY’VE ADDED HER TOO LATE AND THEY’VE ADDED HER RESIGNATION TO THEIR LIST OF RESIGNATION TO THEIR LIST OF DEMANDS. DEMANDS. CHINA HAS BEEN PRETTY QUIET. CHINA HAS BEEN PRETTY QUIET. THOUGH WHEN PROTESTS GREW THOUGH WHEN PROTESTS GREW CHAOTIC AND THE POLICE WERE CHAOTIC AND THE POLICE WERE FIRING RUBBER BULLETS, THEY THEN FIRING RUBBER BULLETS, THEY THEN DID CALL IT A RIOT. DID CALL IT A RIOT. NOW THEY SAY THE HUGE CROWDS ARE NOW THEY SAY THE HUGE CROWDS ARE JUST PARENTS WORRIED ABOUT JUST PARENTS WORRIED ABOUT INTERFERENCE INTERFERENCE INTERFERENCE IN HONG KONG’S INTERFERENCE IN HONG KONG’S DOMESTIC AFFAIRS. DOMESTIC AFFAIRS. THE LEADER OF PRO DEMOCRACY THE LEADER OF PRO DEMOCRACY PROTESTS HERE IN 2014 WAS JUST PROTESTS HERE IN 2014 WAS JUST RELEASED FROM PRISON. RELEASED FROM PRISON. HE SERVED HALF OF A TWO MONTH HE SERVED HALF OF A TWO MONTH SENTENCE AND HE CAME OUT SENTENCE AND HE CAME OUT SWINGING, VOWING THAT HONG SWINGING, VOWING THAT HONG KONG’S LEADER WILL RESIGN. KONG’S LEADER WILL RESIGN. SO EXPECT MORE OF THIS BECAUSE SO EXPECT MORE OF THIS BECAUSE PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT EVERYTHING PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT EVERYTHING ABOUT HONG KONG THAT MAKES ITS

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