Hong Kong (18 November). After weeks of demonstrations, running street battles and a weekend long standoff between the Black Bloc and the Hong Kong police at the Christian University of Hong Kong, the Baptist University, the Technological and Science University and the Polytechnic University that emerged as a strategic battle ground after setting fire to the tunnel entrance. Hong Kong Police have begun to arrest Black Bloc rioters in the past weeks.
The riots in Hong Kong are not lead by some leaderless mass of unknown but increasingly it emerges that the violence is used to influence the election.
A high number of radicalized females surface during the arrests. Attacks against pedestrian by anarchists of the Black Bloc continue.
The groups a collaborative effort by NGOs and former political leaders of the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF) who have organized the Hong Kong protests since March surface repeatedly. Supported by the Oslo Freedom Forum and the National Endowment Fund for Democracy the riots in Hong Kong have killed so far a 70-year old cleaner, seriously injured a father or two by setting him ablaze, fire bombed an off-duty police officer and thrown acid at police officers.
Hong Kong Police thwarted at least three bomb making attempts building an TATP type of device, with one homemade IED exploding in front of a police van carrying police officers. A police officer stabbed in the neck in an assassination attempt. The injured police officer is still undergoing hospital treatment. In August this year another off duty police officer was stabbed at a bus stop.
Black Bloc protesters in at least two known attacks attempted to snatch weapons from the police officer. In a shooting on the 13 November at least ten attackers attempted to entrap police. The police officer was immediately doxxed by the anarchists and he and his family receiving police protection.
Campaigns are ranging from blockades of the airport, systematic destruction of the infrastructure sabotaging the MTR, aiming for a system collapse of society. The strategy is a carbon copy of the 198-steps to overthrow a government by Gene Sharp, the Deep Green Resistance movement and the Canadian manual of the Warrior foundation, an indigenous movement which surfaced in the online telegram channels in Hong Kong.
The Black Bloc rioters have barricaded the campus’ entrances and blocked access to the nearby Cross-Harbor Tunnel, a major artery connecting Hong Kong Island to the rest of the city.
The police finally cracked down on the Black Bloc anarchists in the early morning hours, dubbed by the Hong Kong officials as Radical Protesters (RP) after a 70-old men was murdered by a brick thrown by a Black Bloc protesters and a Hong Kong police officer was shot and maimed by a arrow aimed by the “archer squad”.
The decision was made after a Police media officer was shot with an arrow in the calf in what was described as a deliberate act by the anarchists to harm police.
“He got lucky”, said one of the reporters at the scene, “if the arrow would have aimed a half a meter higher it could have pierced the officer lungs seriously injuring if not killing the officer.”
More than 50 people wearing media or medic vests were among those arrested. A majority of the arrested medic wearing vests were not associated with any medical services or institution. “You should be concerned about their level of medical skills”, a police spokesperson said.
Homemade weapons such as poled weapon, a naginata, gas cylinders rigged like an Iraq like IED and Molotov cocktails were mass produced in the universities occupied by the Black Bloc protesters.
During the night time a mob attacked an ambulance on the way to the hospital with a riot police officer accompanying a injured female protester with a close range barrage of bricks and gasoline filled bottles in an attempt to rescue the arrested rioter.
The arrested female is known to the police. The arrested person is now “Wanted” by Police. Police stress that “Assisting Offender” is a serious offence and the maximum sentence upon conviction after trial is ten years of imprisonment under current Hong Kong based UK laws.
The anarchists attempted to widen the protests what many experts called a structured, well organized and funded managed revolt spread to foreign businesses. This included the Singapore based Development Bank of Singapore and the ruling party the People’s Action Party, the PAP.
Experts do not share the protests in Hong Kong are leaderless. The organizations, funding, and leadership has been identified. The crack down last night is in response to the increasing impact of the rioters on the economy of Hong Kong. The so called “business people” action in the City business district was a staged campaign to conceal the activists.
The University of Pennsylvania in a recent publication calls this the New World Disorder wrote,
The balance of power that was characteristic of the Cold War provided a degree of order and security that is missing today and history tells that the most unstable and dangerous periods are ones where there are multiple power poles and powers are raising and falling. We are in just such a period where everyone is in charge and no one is. The most unsettling aspect of all of this is that our leaders and institutions are not focused on these issues. They are not addressing these concerns and that is why there has been a loss of trust and confidence in governments and elected officials.
The negotiated cessation of action between the police and the radicals did not transpire as the demonstrators broke out of the cordon. Demonstrations reappeared after the groups organized themselves and on going at the time of the protests.
The riots in Hong Kong serve a second purpose is to deny power to the Hong Kong administration. The government’s announcement today suggests the administration is considering a cancellation of the election.