A new video seems to show Chinese authorities loading up Hong Kong protesters and shipping them off to China via train lines. The video is filmed near the Hong Kong/China border and is raising concerns that China is now illegally placing protesters in Chinese detention centres.
Pro-democracy protesters have continually clashed with China’s riot police on a university campus and in Hong Kong’s streets. Last Monday, Twitter account @Woppa1Woppa uploaded a video that shows protesters, detained by handcuffs, being walked onto a train.
Following the posting of the video, many people began digging into extra details. One of those details is that the train seems to be the East Rail Line of the Mass Transit Railway. Twitter users surmised that the trains in the video are being loaded at China’s border checkpoints. They also believe the detainees are Hong Kong Polytechnic Unversity students. Another Twitter user claims that Hong Kong has no official presence in these areas.
And there is more evidence beyond that video. A Facebook group named “Clear Voices from the Island” posted photos that similarly reflect and confirm the video’s findings.
Both users are begging the public at large to share the content across their social media networks to help raise awareness of these potentially egregious crimes by China. And furthermore, the groups would like to help identify some of the detainees.
The war between communist China and democratic Hong Kong is reaching a terrifying apex. Lingering questions, such as if and when the United States will intervene, continues to haunt domestic politics. One thing is for sure, China is ramping up it’s acts of aggression towards pro-democracy protesters. And that’s not good for anyone in the free world.