Hong Kong Protests Have a New Target—the Chinese Communist Party

Tear gas, pepper spray, and rubber bullets Hong Kong didn’t change China China changed Hong Kong But protesters are trying to change both After more than 100 days of protests and more than 2000 cans of tear gas, Hong Kong protests have entered a new phase. “Chris Chappell here  in Hong Kong. We were here back in June, just as this protest movement just began.” “Chris Chappell here back in Hong Kong. We were here back in June, when these protests first began.” After more than 3 months, a lot of the protesting looks the same. There’s still broad support in Hong Kong
society, with people from all walks of life coming
out Creative protest art can be seen everywhere. And leaderless, guerrilla style organization is still the preferred tactic. Sure, the police have gotten a little more liberal with the pepper spray. And tear gas. And violence. But protesters still have more or less the
same five demands they’ve had since the beginning. But now there’s a new focus of the protests. They’re going after the big bad, the final boss— the Chinese Communist Party. Some protesters have started calling them
the Chinazis. Yes, the protests have gone on for so long, they’ve triggered Godwin’s Law. Godwin’s Law states that as an internet discussion goes on, the probability of comparing your enemy to
Nazis approaches 100%. The Party ultimately has the final say over what happens in Hong Kong. That means the Hong Kong government is completely unaccountable to the people
of Hong Kong.” No matter how many millions protest. On Saturday night, the Civil Human Rights Front, which has organized some of the biggest marches over the past 100 days, held an Anti-Authoritarianism Rally. It marked the 5-year anniversary of the 2014
Umbrella Revolution. Hundreds of thousands joined. While the protests were largely peaceful, a smaller group of protesters smashed the windows of government offices. And blocked this major road near the Hong Kong Legislative Council Office. Though they did take barriers down to let
firefighters through. But on Sunday, it was the Chinese Communist Party that was at the center of protesters’ fury. “Today is the Global Anti-Totalitarianism
March. Wait, Shelley, what’s the difference between Authoritarianism and Totalitarianism?” “Just wait” Ok, Totalitarianism has way more tear gas. The Hong Kong police did not grant a permit
for this march, making this an illegal assembly. And so the police have come out in force. “They fired the tear gas right next to me. My ear’s kind of ringing from that. But my god, that was loud. Ear’s still ringing. I don’t know why the police suddenly went
off, but oh man, I’m gonna get this nice and tight.” In fact, the police started firing tear gas before the march had even started. When most of the people around were just reporters and people trying to go shopping. Until they got mad at the police. “That’s a media liaison. They’re telling us that we need to get out
of here. They’re telling the press to leave. That they’re sweeping the area. All in all it’s a great world anti-totalitarianism
festival.” But Hong Kong protesters don’t see this as just their fight against the Chinese Communist
Party. They see it as the world’s fight. In this open letter, Hong Kong protesters “call for the free
world to join us and stand as one against the greatest threat
it has ever seen.” That threat being the Chinese Communist Party. And there are signs protesters are getting the world to pay attention. At least 40 cities worldwide have held similar protests this weekend to support Hong Kong. “This is extremely gutsy. The Chinese Communist Party is not known for taking criticism very well.” “Watch out for pepper spray!” Despite the tear gas and pepper spray, tens of thousands of Hong Kongers marched. “It’s become more and more dangerous to come out to these protests. What keeps you coming out?” “Oh, it’s so simple. Because I love this place. That’s all.” “Why are you targeting the Chinese Communist
Party instead of just the Hong Kong government?” “Because they’re the boss of this event. Even we already defeat the Hong Kong government, they still try to control it. If we do not defeat it, Hong Kong is over. “Now the Chinese Communist Party is not known for taking criticism very well. Are you worried?” “We’re not worried ’cause… our ultimate goal is to raise the awareness
internationally, so other countries will try to help. Are you worried?” “I’m not worried. Because today, when stand out I have nothing left, alright, I could die for democracy. This is what a civilization should does.” “And do you think you can bring change?” “We all believe it. Every protester come out, we all believe it.” So the World Anti-Totalitarianism rally was a complete success. For about 15 minutes. Until the police showed up again. Although, you could say that police breaking up an anti-totalitarianism rally is the perfect way for this to end. “So..aw jeez…the unrest in Hong Kong has
been an existential threat to the Chinese Communist
Party. But with the protesters now targeting the
party itself, it’s anyone’s guess how the Party’s
going to respond. But no matter how the Party responds, one thing is for sure. After the tear gas clears, the Hong Kong protesters will keep on marching.

  1. Seeing all of those flags from all over the world was deeply moving.
    Freedom is not free. Not physical freedom nor spiritual freedom.

  2. It's a shame that we welcomed you with pepper spray and tear gas
    Thank you for reporting and standing with Hong Kong!
    🖐 demands, not ☝ less

  3. Time to activate NATO against the Chinese. and google and big tech those foul and wicked people taking bribes with these disgusting commies. the liberals and their filthy corruption and the tyrants they love doing business with will be the rue of America one day if we allow them into power.

  4. Lmao, fucking commies should be thankful that these protesters are well educated and mostly civilized and not like the radical Islamic fanatics and terrorists which have plagued some other parts of the world.

  5. The best way is to boycott all the goods or services from China without going out in protest .. From there they will feel economically because China controls the largest production.. Support from 🇲🇾

  6. God damn hong kong citizens have balls of steal! China is the most evil nation in the world and they are protesting every single day! Keep fighting, it will force, one day, our governments to intervene I hope…

  7. 3:49 in Toronto, there was a Vietnamese who's holding both of the Canadian flag and the yellow flag that represent the Vietnamese previous regime, he also joined in to support HK freedom.

  8. The people of the world.especilly from ex satellite Soviet countrys and Cuba Venezuela central America. We stand in solidarity with the free Chinese people. We all love and admire.the free spirit that you want for all of china.it reminds us of a time when we like you lived under a evil backward out dated system .tonight we will pray for your family's and love one. (FREE CHINA) GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE. WE LOVE YOU ALL.

  9. Depending upon America to acknowledge the oppression is Hong Kong is both naive and stupid.

    Thinking that America will pressure China on behalf of democracy is…misguided.

    America is a self-righteous narcissist that makes itself feel good about letting evil run roughshod by concerning itself with gender pronouns, the rights of people that already have them, and prayer.

    Meanwhile we buy every slave-made trinket China sells because that is what we truly think of your lives.

    I hate everything I just said, but every American I know proves it every single day as we all buy Chinese crap.

    I own my evil, I buy Chinese crap. I try not to sometimes, but it is very hard to buy something without China being in there somewhere.

    But the rank and file in America say "What can I do.".. that is, if they bother to think past their own convenience.

    The truly sad part of all this story is that these protesters are setting themselves up for the most horrid persecution.

    The average idiot has no clue that the Chinese government is indeed overstepping, but come 2047 the clock runs out and Hong Kong is no more…legally and lawfully. (Notice I did not say "morally".)

    Nothing short of open warfare with China will change 2047 for Hong Kong.

    America will not go to war with China over Hong Kong.

    These people are fucked.

  10. I'm from China mother land,and I gonna say the mother land was fallen 70 years ago,it shouldn't happen in Hong Kong and Taiwan ! The biggest cult organization in the would — communist party must be eliminated

  11. And how many disgraceful brainwashed leftis neo-Marxist globalists are willing to die for their democratic values? I guess anywhere between zero and none!

  12. That's some Deep shit there!
    Wow! Fight for Democracy!✊
    Free Hong Kong 🇭🇰
    This is happening and the MSM don't even report it! 👀 thanks for the info. ✊😶👍

  13. This demonstration reminds me of the same demonstration which makes our country's dictator step down in the 90's. Way to go hk!

  14. Let me say sth ,if those protesters are really intrepid ,do those protest in mainland China.not in Hongkong ,that’s the only way the ccp will feel them,I don’t see why it makes sense to take to the streets of Hongkong since it’s still a democratic place ,they are creating chaos for themselves!

  15. what are u going to do in 2047 when it all ends anyway! one country two systems will become, ONE COUNTRY, ONE SYSTEM.

  16. They're pushing their luck too far.

    Let's see how they'll like it when the CCP and the PLA actually RETALIATES.

    Stop pushing your luck, Hong Kong.

  17. usa France Netherlands and manny other country,s these things only hapen times 10, sorry dont happen never hapend, but those terrible Chinees oh not human ,sarcastisch

  18. 港人可能很难理解的了现在中国的明主和自由,我觉得这种明主和自由超级含蓄,很多事情只要不触及底线其实都没问题的,我们大陆人通过电影等方式了解香港,也希望港人可以稍微了解一下大陆的文化和政治,希望中国香港现在病了,希望他能够早点好起来! I support you!!! Stand with you!!! Come on!!!

  19. how does your video violate any of you tubes community standards?? because you tube says so!!!!!? When will you tube stop there opinions and allow every form.of media cover every type of story from every platform… and leave there feelings out of it… it's message telling…. we have to stop catering to the emotions welfare of the insecurities of children if you can't handle the content you do have the option of leaving the video at anytime and then it's over. but I'm sick and tired of my form of news being demonitzed because some Immature unintelligent cry baby can't handle the content….. GROW UP THE WORLD can be SCARY…..

  20. china: i am scared!
    the empire of Britain: don’t worry! i am scared too! in 1841! when i control the hongkong! but now the people love me the old master!

  21. Chris sounds so tired. You can tell this man actually cares about what he’s reporting on and it makes the for some of the best content I’ve ever seen

  22. A global boycott of all Chinese goods via the Western world is in order they are the most expansionist colonialist government to exist in modern times we could either put them down financially or we can fight them and World War 3 which do you want you stupid fucking pussies?

  23. Chris, get your butt out of HK.
    You are very explicitly "unsafe" in any place the CCP could just single you out and wisk you away to a trial for your 'views'. You are surely a "person of interest" to them.
    Don't put your life in the hands of the idea that things always go 'by the book'.
    Your whole channel illustrates very clearly that the CCP follows rules only when it's convenient.

  24. I'm just curious off topic: what algorithms specifically are used on this comment section platform to determine which comments qualify as "Top comments"? The number of thumbs ups ? Something more subjective?? Can it be influenced somehow ?

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