The crisis in Hong Kong

Hong Kong officials have revealed that 750 of the protesters arrested during four months of unrest are children, sparking outrage in the city, as anger continues to grow over the government’s increasingly hardline measures against demonstrators.

The semi-autonomous city’s number two official Matthew Cheung said at a press conference on Thursday it was “shocking and heartbreaking” that 750 out of the 2,379 people arrested – or nearly a third – since June were under 18, and 104 were under 16.

Cheung appealed to parents and teachers to admonish youngsters and tell them to refrain from “illegal or violent acts” and avoid getting injured or arrested, something that would “end up destroying [their] future”.

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  • tom Tom @ the BNC
    21 Oct 2019

    Thank you for this - a very important point and may get us all thinking about how governments treat children. Could you please write in your own words in future, and if you do quote from a news source, such as here, can you tell us where you've got found the quote from?

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      Tom @ the BNC's comment 16 Nov 2019

      I actually wrote thins on my own with help from my cousin. She read many articles on this situation and she told me about this event and it seemed interesting to me , so i decided to use this to inform people around me about this matter . And the quote was from a website i read during my research on this situation

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