How the Police are reacting to the protests

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Source: Amnesty International UK. Written 2017. Protect peaceful protesters in Hong Kong. [online]. amnesty.org.uk. [Accesed 2nd October 2019].

This post is about human rights and how the police are reacting to this. It has touched me so I would like to say why it has affected me.

I think the way the police in Hong Kong are reacting is unacceptable and unfair for the citizens of Hong Kong. My reasons are:

1) The police have started their own problems now; their attacking Hong Kongers with tear gas and batons, which should not be used in this situation. And to be honest violence shouldn't be used in any kind of situation.

2) Hong Kongers have a right to vote/protest, in fact, we all do as well, because it is basic human rights, and if we do, they do. China does understand this but is deliberately choosing to make it unfaif and being violent. This is why Hong Kong deserves freedom from China.

3) China has chosen to ignore and has broken the contract that we (Britain) have made so we have a right to either take them back or to set them free and let them be an independent country and although China has the biggest army in the world, they should still be able to have freedom.

Comments (7)

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg fearless_conversation | Ormiston Bushfield Academy A | United Kingdom
    03 Oct 2019

    I agree that as a democratic country, Hong Kong deserves the right to vote and to free speech because as you said these are basic human rights. From a different point of view you could argue that Hong Kong understood at some point China would regain control over them. Although they do deserve basic human rights and the police are being violent with their approaches you have to take into question whether they are protesting because they never want it to happen or because it’s happening far too soon. As China agreed to not doing anything for 50 years and instead only did 20. So are protesting against the inevitable?

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      fearless_conversation's comment 04 Oct 2019

      That's an interesting question - what do you think the answer is fearless_conversation?

    2. Braiswick Primary School spirited_insect | Braiswick Primary School
      fearless_conversation's comment 04 Oct 2019

      By inevitable, do you mean protesting is bound to happen? Because if you do mean that, then I agree. No matter how hard China tries, Hong Kong probably will protest, and have a right to protest because it's their opinion. Just like this is my opinion.

  • Hammond School logo innovative_map | Hammond Junior School F
    04 Oct 2019

    They do not need to be so unhelpfull !

  • Braiswick Primary School succinct_leaves | Braiswick Primary School
    07 Oct 2019

    I agree with you. The police in hong kong are being unresonable because they aren't really trying to stop the protests and instead they are being violent to stop violence which only makes hongkongers more angry. And china are being impatient which i am confused by as all they have to wait is another thirty years which - in the long run- isnt that much. The only part I disagree with is when you said that being allowed to protest is a basic human right. I dont think that protesting is a human right at all as if it was then people would be protesting all the time.

    1. Braiswick Primary School spirited_insect | Braiswick Primary School
      succinct_leaves's comment 11 Oct 2019

      But just because it's a human right doesn't mean it's daily or necessary.

  • Braiswick Primary School aware_world | Braiswick Primary School
    07 Oct 2019

    I agry so much!

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