White Woman Rips off Posters Hung by Hong Kong Protesters, Claims 'Safety is More Important Than Freedom'

Published September 23rd, 2019 - 11:33 GMT

A video of a western lady ripping off posters that Hong Kong protesters put up in Prince Edward district, saying that “safety is more important than freedom” has triggered outrage.

Hong Kong's protests started in June against proposals to allow extradition to mainland China. Clashes between police and activists have become increasingly violent, with police using tear gas and activists storming parliament. Police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets while some activists have thrown bricks, firebombs and other objects. In August, one protester was injured in the eye, leading demonstrators to wear red-colored eye patches to show their solidarity.

More than 1,000 people gathered at a public park near Hong Kong’s legislative complex on Friday, chanting “fight for freedom.” Activists were demanding accountability over a violent police raid on the nearby Prince Edward subway station on August 31st.

Activists argue that the incident in which the woman claims that “safety is more important than freedom” was nothing but an attempt by pro-China politicians to hire anti-protest Westerners in order to change the West’s view on the protest.

The woman in the video is wearing a "Get Out of Jail Free" shirt which was also spotted on Triad thugs who assaulted protesters and civilians in the past. The group is led by thug-lawyer Junius Ho who orchestrated the July 21 attack in Yuen Long. This incident appears to be an attempt from the woman to provoke the protesters to attack her in order to brand them as villains and get the West to change its views on the protests.

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