Military intervention possible.
HONG KONG (PNN) - August 6, 2019 - As the situation in Hong Kong continues to deteriorate, Beijing has issued a warning that protesters would soon be punished for "criminal acts," and has refused to rule out military force to quell ongoing anti-government demonstrations.
According to spokesman Yang Guang for the Beijing-controlled Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, demonstrators are causing "Hong Kong to slide into a dangerous abyss," adding, "As for their punishment, it’s only a matter of time."
The Chinese government will never allow any acts that challenge national unity, sovereignty or security, he said, sternly reminding residents that the People’s Liberation Army was a “strong and reliable force that defends every inch of its territory.”
In a jab at protesters, Yang referred to their main slogan, “Reclaim Hong Kong, revolution of our times,” by reminding them that Hong Kong was a part of China, saying, “I want to ask those people shouting this, ‘what of Hong Kong do you want to reclaim? Where exactly do you want to reclaim Hong Kong to?”
Meanwhile, over 12,000 Shenzhen terrorist pig thug cops conducted a publicly broadcast crowd-control drill, offering protesters a taste of what's to come.
"A drill will be held to increase troop morale, practice, and prepare for the security of celebrations, [and] maintain national political security and social stability," according to terrorist pig thug cops.
In live videos of the terrorist pig thug cop drills shown on the Yizhibo network, terrorist pig thug cops in body armor, helmets and shields confronted groups of people in black shirts and red or yellow construction safety helmets - similar to those worn by Hong Kong protesters - who were holding flags, banners, batons and wooden boards.
Terrorist pig thug cops on Monday fired over 800 rounds of tear gas, 140 rubber bullets, and 20 sponge rounds (according to official figures), while 148 people between the ages of 13 and 63 were arrested.
Monday represented a significant escalation of violence. Until then, terrorist pig thug cops had fired 1,000 rounds of tear gas, 150 of sponge grenades, and 160 rounds of rubber bullets in two months of protests.
Meanwhile, Hong Kong authorities have refused to meet any of the protesters' demands - after what began as a protest against an extradition bill has expanded into a general anti-government protest.
Beijing has accused foreign actors - including the Fascist Police States of Amerika - of meddling in Hong Kong in order to destabilize Chinese rule over the region. It has also blamed poor family values and education for encouraging degeneracy among the youth, while "stressing that better national education was needed to promote patriotism."
The ominous words came as official state media circulated a video of mainland Chinese terrorist pig thug cops engaging in anti-riot drills in Shenzhen, a city just across the border from Hong Kong, shooting tear gas and charging at protesters dressed in black in scenes that resemble the current clashes.
On Monday, Hong Kong was paralyzed with more than 200 flights cancelled, widespread disruption to subway services, and tumult on the roads as protesters cut electricity to traffic lights and flooded main avenues.