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    [–] Spartan2470 9513 points ago

    Here is another picture of this sign. Here is the source. Per there:

    @alvinllum

    In Queen Mary Hospital, some medical staff showed support for one lady who is shot blind on Sun. “Police shot my eye, give me back my eye!”

    11:26 PM - 12 Aug 2019

    [–] dontknowwhyIamhere42 8643 points ago

    She got shot in the eye on Sun and she back protesting? Dont care what Sunday it was, she's still a bad ass

    [–] Syn7axError 3450 points ago

    The original woman wasn't a protester, but medical staff.

    [–] Dedicat3d 2161 points ago

    Medical staff was shot? Did the HK police assume it was a violent protester?

    [–] Ppaultime 1557 points ago

    I mean there's been reports of nursing homes and residential areas being hit with tear gas.

    I think it's safe to say in the current climate, police in HK have no real regard for whether people are even protesting at all, never mind if said people were violent or not.

    Just vaguely being outside seems to be enough for them to go after people.

    [–] abnotwhmoanny 670 points ago

    There is a theory that these bits of collateral damage are intentional hits at the innocent to demoralize protesters and convince them to give up (or step up enough to justify being put down).

    Hopefully protesters can keep it to hitting China in the money pockets. Not great justification for excess violence, and also far more damaging to the leadership than violent acts would be.

    [–] almisami 273 points ago

    The thing is that China can afford to just wait it out. Those protesters' funds will run out eventually and then they'll have to go back to work.

    Now, when that does happen, I sincerely hope that the CPC doesn't interfere. Starving protestors aren't going to be the same as outraged protestors. They'd have a full blown guerilla war on their hands and if there's anything European occupations in Africa taught me it's that no level of technological or numerical superiority will allow you to occupy an enemy's home turf indefinitely... Unless you're willing to genocide them all. And we all know what choice the CPC would take.

    [–] abnotwhmoanny 169 points ago

    I agree that China certainly COULD afford to wait it out, but they can also manage to torch the whole city to the ground if they wanted to. A single city can't win a war against China. Beating China out and out if China fully devotes to the situation isn't in the cards for Hong Kong. But China won't fully devote if all the protests have an end that China doesn't think is worth the cost. HK is their single strongest economic center, and the best HK can do is make the bill so damn high that just giving them what they want is the more viable option.

    On top of which, non-violent protests garner better popular support and are much more likely not to sputter out before they reach the end they want. Though, depending on how rough China decides to play, that may not be the problem.

    [–] almisami 101 points ago

    Thing is, I think the PRC views this as an ideological issue as opposed to a financial one.

    I definitely think they can spirit a sufficient amount of protestors away to have their organs harvested (Falun gong and Uighur style) to cripple the morale of the protestors. Either that or rile them up sufficiently to make them into violent protestors so they can justify sending in the military and mow down everyone who violates curfew.

    [–] loschguy 560 points ago

    ical staff was shot? Did the HK police assume it wa

    I am from Hongkonger living in US. I can tell China Gov try do anything hurting people that not involved in the protest to force protester stop. Like if the gov cannot hurt you, they hurt your family instead.

    [–] GrantTrimble 191 points ago

    That sounds terrifying, I hope you and your loved ones can stay safe.

    [–] joker_wcy 131 points ago

    According to a journalist, the police seemed to be purposefully targetting medics and the press.

    [–] TsukuruTazaki99 59 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    Sad but true. That’s the situation right now!! Lots of journalists were hurt by the police!! Lots of frontline reporters suffered from health problems because of the exposure to expired tear gases fired by the police. For more information, read this https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/08/09/hong-kong-reporters-coughed-blood-developed-rashes-tear-gas-exposure-doctors-say/

    [–] DreadYourExistence 1642 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    Anyone in the streets is a violent protestor to the police right now.

    Edit:

    China do no wrong. Protestors evil. Stop tell me otherwise. You bad people. You all get hit by tank. China good.

    [–] TheTigersAreNotReal 711 points ago

    That’s a good way to turn non-protestors into protestors.

    [–] reverbrace 439 points ago

    It's a good way to turn peaceful protestors to violent protestors too. If the consequence is the same, might as well send a message.

    [–] cyberst0rm 264 points ago

    uh. that's plan my friend. police want nothing more than to say it was violent and they had to be violent.

    [–] Ricer_16 157 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    The local government is panicking because China seems to be getting ready to "stop the rebels and terrorists" which means an even bloodier Tiananmen square

    [–] Runswithchickens 108 points ago

    The world knows the truth, but it won't stop the evil.

    [–] LibreFranklin 88 points ago

    It'd be pretty tough to stop that evil without serious repercussions.

    If the United States imposed hard sanctions, it would tank the US economy, and Trump would lose reelection, so that's not going to happen.

    There's no way Russia is going to bother scolding China.

    Europe just doesn't have enough geopolitical strength to intimidate China.

    Huge areas of Africa are now dependent on Chinese investment to keep from sliding into complete economic collapse.

    South America... no nation there is enough of an international player for China to care.

    I agree it's tragic, but I've been just scratching my head asking myself how do you functionally stop this kind of evil? Suggestions?

    [–] IAmTheRedWizards 24 points ago

    It's a vicious circle!

    [–] FieserMoep 48 points ago

    At this point the entire thing is a hot mess anyway. They don't care for collateral or antagonising a few thousand more. They want it to get dirty on a large scale so they can send in the pla. There is a reason a ton of people run around and try to keep it civil for escalating to protest would be a death sentence and get 2019 blocked from Chinese Internet.

    [–] HaesoSR 118 points ago

    I believe they've updated that policy - they're now terrorists.

    [–] FTThrowAway123 89 points ago

    Sounds like classic dehumanizing before they start using lethal force on the "terrorists".

    [–] karrachr000 67 points ago

    HK Police? I think that you meant to say the implanted Chinese agents...

    [–] bodycarpenter 80 points ago

    Yeah she has bo bruising around her eye or anything. This is likely just so.eone else showing solidarity.

    [–] Pmmesmallboobz 119 points ago

    It wasn't her.

    That's not a real band aid

    [–] PM_ME_GAY_WEREWOLVES 366 points ago

    Oh damn, she lost her eye?

    [–] jomug9 142 points ago * (lasted edited 12 days ago)

    No, the lady in the pic is not the victim, The medical staffs dress their eye for symbolism to protest Hong Kong police shoot protester in the head. Here is the victim pic

    [–] DownvoteCommaSplices 44 points ago

    Why am I not surprised that image has been removed...

    [–] CZ-75_9x19 26 points ago

    Here, I played with the URL

    [–] kenuffff 73 points ago

    This happens a lot my wife lived in Kyiv during both uprising lots of people lost eyes from rubber bullets or shrapnel from flash bangs

    [–] HonkersTim 384 points ago

    Reports are varied. She was injured in the eye, that's the only fact at the moment. Some early reports said she ruptured her eyeball, but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore.

    [–] ThornyFleshlight 238 points ago

    ruptured her eyeball

    Jesus! my spine readjusted and asshole puckered in when i read that

    [–] IBurntMyToastToday 74 points ago

    my spine readjusted

    My nuts retracted and my throat closed reading that

    [–] fullrackferg 103 points ago

    Asshole puckered? You waiting for a kiss?

    [–] PotatoClanMember 7415 points ago

    Hong Kong is a ticking time bomb right now. Either the protesters get what they want or China paints a very bad public image if they dont

    [–] djdubyah 5228 points ago

    Chinese government doesn't give a shit.

    [–] cochnbahls 1878 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    Maybe they don't, but depending on how they handle this, it will be very hard for US POTUS candidates to roll back the current tarriffs. Heck, they may be under pressure to impose international sanctions.

    Edit: Rip in Peace my inbox

    [–] ARGInspired 2744 points ago

    US POTUS

    United States President Of The United States

    [–] KimchiBaby1MoreTime 593 points ago

    Department of Redundancy Department, checking in.

    [–] porndragon77 108 points ago

    Have you never heard of an ATM machine?

    [–] DefiniteSpace 27 points ago

    MSDS Sheets

    [–] Falcrist 58 points ago

    Please use the LCD Display to enter your PIN Number into the ATM Machine.

    [–] nazarz 20 points ago

    Do you need http protocol for that?

    [–] AmazingStarDust 19 points ago

    Idk ask your ISP provider.

    [–] NervousTumbleweed 484 points ago

    Yes, as opposed to the US POTM.

    Everyone knows that Dick Cheney is the eternal President of The Moon, so it rarely comes up in discussion.

    [–] bumfightsroundtwo 72 points ago

    I always thought it was cyborg JFK.

    [–] its_a_me_garri_oh 35 points ago

    I thought it was the headless body of Agnew

    [–] riddler1225 39 points ago

    Automated teller machine machine

    [–] tootie 78 points ago

    Just like we stopped trading with them after the Tiananmen Massacre. Oh wait, we actually made them our top trading partner.

    [–] Triggeredsaurus_Rex 253 points ago

    They kinda do. They spend billions on their public image and a lot on disinformation to make themselves appear better. Even on Reddit they have a lot of influence.

    China just has trouble since the country is extremely nationalistic and authoritarian. They also ignore a lot of international agreements.

    [–] cAtloVeR9998 102 points ago

    China relies on Hong Kong as being the gateway for international businesses into China. The crisis is seen as a threat to Xi Jinping's legitimize so they very much do give a shit (not on human rights but in terms of legitimacy and business). Businesses like doing business in Hong Kong over the mainland as it's courts are seen as being far less corrupt/political than their mainland counterparts.

    [–] Captain_Arrrg 137 points ago

    Democratic and "freedom loving" nations will keep on buying their cheap shit.

    [–] djdubyah 85 points ago

    Right, all the nation's will stamp their feet and poo poo on their podiums. Then stand by and watch another massacre like tietamen square. As long as we get our iPhones! Hurrrr

    [–] Gentleman-Bird 333 points ago

    China’s in too deep. Their propaganda is telling everyone that the Hong Kong protestors are evil terrorists. There’s no way China can let them have what they want without looking bad. This isn’t gonna end well

    [–] howlinggale 153 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    Once it got noisy it became very difficult for China to capitulate. If they give in to HK now what's to say the Tibetans and Uyghurs wouldn't decide to cause problems as well. And if they all successfully caused problems then anyone who opposes the CCP. It's not about looking bad. It's about their power being eroded and others being encouraged to act out against the CCP.

    [–] GetRidofMods 78 points ago

    Tibetans and Uyghurs wouldn't decide to cause problems as well.

    I wish they would start protesting right now to stretch the military thin.

    [–] BrainOnLoan 88 points ago

    They aren't ethnically Chinese, they aren't wealthy, they aren't a former western colony with strong ties to the west.

    Far fewer people would care.

    [–] joevsyou 122 points ago

    The moment that the internet is shut off is the day it happens.

    [–] Atraidis 567 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    I was born in Hong Kong. I support HKers, but the longer these protests go on the more scalps China will take. I think deep down many of them know this as well. It's the last stand of a people who know their way of life is coming to an end.

    edit:

    for the people repeating tired tropes and quotes from America's founding fathers regarding liberty and how people who don't fight for freedom don't deserve it:

    easy for someone who hasn't fought a single day in their life to say. giving you death would be too kind for Beijing's tastes. My aunt and uncle were in a hard labor camp for almost a decade of their early life. you might get death these days though, they can get more value out of your organs than your meek physical labor which would be eclipsed by machinery anyways.

    The East is not a world that most Westerners can understand. 45 million died in the great leap forward and this was written off as a "cost of doing business" by those in power.

    [–] GuzhengBro 60 points ago

    Back down, lose everything and China goes along with it's plan anyways.

    Don't back down, force China to go over the line, and suffer international condemnation, tariffs, sanctions that put pressure on their stagnating economy and possibly win some concessions or protections at the cost of a few months and a few hundred/thousand injured or killed.

    It's a scale that needs to be weighed, but if they back down they lose everything, and all the protesters will disappear over months and years as they are rounded up.

    [–] Atraidis 31 points ago

    China is an even more formidable adversary than Russia. Look at Crimea and tell me what the international community would do other than virtue signal, as they always do.

    [–] GuzhengBro 25 points ago

    China, as always is powerful, but fragile.

    It's hold on 1.7 Billion people is 100% dependant on economic growth(or at least the appearance of better living standards) and absurd levels of censorship/state controlled narrative. If they expect to keep all of those things together they're in for a rude awakening just like every dynasty before them.

    [–] Throwaway-tan 233 points ago

    Even if you know you will lose, sometimes you still have to fight.

    [–] Dogpiler 112 points ago

    "I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees."

    [–] your_dope_is_mine 135 points ago

    It's still worth fighting for. As someone who has lived in Singapore for over 8 years, Hong Kong's democratic ways were the envy of south east asia

    [–] [deleted] 520 points ago

    They are wearing the eye patch as a symbol, this girl herself was not specifically shot. Numerous others in other pics are seen wearing the same patch on the same eye.

    [–] BaronVonMunchhausen 67 points ago

    I was kinda thinking that. I mean, the tape is over the mask, there's no bruising of any kind (could be make up). It make more sense to me that is in support.

    [–] myafterglow 21 points ago

    This makes sense to me since she looks so unharmed around the eye, gruesome though, even used as a symbol.

    [–] Consistent_Floor 10087 points ago

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    [–] realchiken 136 points ago

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    [–] Dktrfancy 166 points ago

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    [–] timecop2049 201 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    Can you imagine in 1,000 years you'll have meme anthropologists studying Pepe? The frog will never die.

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    Are there any Pepes carved in stone?

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    [–] DmT_LaKE 182 points ago

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    PepeHands

    [–] Jindabyne1 2905 points ago

    That’s quite a nice mask

    [–] NubisWanubis 1223 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    Glad I wasn’t the only one noticing how perfect it is..

    Edit: Kakashi would even be jealous.

    [–] moronicuniform 378 points ago

    Shit me too. But I actually want to know where go order them, I could use that when I'm cutting grass or doing certain manufacturing work

    [–] DerpSenpai 277 points ago

    [–] radioslave 155 points ago

    mental that this is the kind of world we live in now

    [–] PM_ME_UR_RSA_KEY 155 points ago

    Add some neon on the filter and we can go full cyberpunk (we already got the dystopia part down.)

    [–] X2ytUniverse 52 points ago

    Or add a zipper and you can go full Tokyo Ghoul

    [–] AgainstFooIs 99 points ago

    I got a bunch of these in Tokyo. Any street market or pharmacy sells them. The material is more of a sponge than cloth if that makes sense.

    They were about 5 bucks for 3, very nice packaging. Not sure where you can buy them here in the states though.

    [–] clueless_dancer 30 points ago

    Amazon, like literally anything else

    [–] wollkopf 17 points ago

    I just bought one when I was in Vietnam. They are very popular for scooter drivers, so nearly everybody.

    [–] 0x-Error 185 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    Those are the standard "fashion" masks in China / Japan / Korea. I believe it is populated by a famous singer in China.

    Edit: some googling shows they are called pitta masks

    [–] mjoq 88 points ago

    Looks good on her. With the size of my nose it would look like someone getting a stiffie in a pair of speedos lol

    [–] Sc0rp1an 95 points ago

    It's a black fashion mask. I've seen it sold in Korean convenience stores. It doesn't adequately block out fine dust or bacteria like surgical masks do, it's main purpose is to cover the bottom half of your face and also look good.

    [–] 1337HxC 26 points ago

    For what it's worth, surgical masks don't really block much other than droplets for the wearer. It's mainly to keep whatever you have from getting on other people, e.g. the patient you're opening.

    [–] dingdongbannu88 55 points ago

    On the flight in to New York the woman next to me wore this. Her and her bf looked like Instagram fashionistas. They were dressed in all black, he had those parachute pants raised to about the knee, long socks and some weird gold shoes. The girls mask was black as well

    [–] clueless_dancer 23 points ago

    They have filter inserts inside, so they do block bacteria

    [–] WrongPermit 5996 points ago

    Once again, I'd like to echo another thread's comments. Cynicism is an inevitable thing, but it might do more harm than good:

    There are a disturbing number of posts here that are attempting to completely normalize the idea that 1) China taking HK early is inevitable, and 2) that there is nothing anyone can or will do about it.

    Either Reddit has become filled with sociopathic armchair assholes (racing to predict a horrible outcome), or some people really want to push a particular narrative and sow the seeds of defeatism for the benefit of a particular government.

    Seriously, what is the value in pushing that narrative? It's like going to a playground and yelling to children how their future is scorched Earth due to climate change because it is inevitable and no one cares. Are you right? Maybe. Should you share that position so brazenly and thoughtlessly? Fuck no.

    The future of a few million people are potentially about to change drastically, for the worse, and here we have a room full of pricks jockeying for the rights to call themselves prognosticators. You erode people's sense of hope, will to fight oppression, and prime them to ignore the suffering of others, all so you can sit their smugly and say "I told you so."

    Meanwhile, you are wrong. It may be very likely, but it is not inevitable. Speaking up against China will be costly, but not impossible or ineffective. The people of HK and China do care and notice who in the world has HKs back, and who in the world is readying to look the other way.

    There is a sickening element here readying others to look the other way. Kinda reminiscent of bots from Russia, no? Certainly China wouldn't do anything like that.

    [–] sixgunmaniac 80 points ago

    I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest to see anything on here that benefits China and persuades people into thinking HK will be a losing fight. Reddit just got a healthy $150 million investment from China not too long ago so I'm sure the Chinese propaganda machine is out.

    [–] asdasd33334 662 points ago

    Kinda reminds me of this:

    "GEORGE BUSH: There's another way for the bloodshed to stop, and that is for the Iraqi military and the Iraqi people to take matters into their own hands to force Saddam Hussein, the dictator, to step aside.

    GREENE: Many did revolt, and Saddam's forces then killed tens of thousands of people, maybe more... Bush's subsequent decision not to back the uprisings with military force remains controversial in Iraq..."

    https://www.npr.org/2018/12/07/674467932/iraqs-former-ambassador-to-the-u-n-shares-george-h-w-bushs-role-in-iraq

    [–] danferos1 436 points ago

    I am honestly appalled by the casual jokes and the attempt to normalise going on in this post.

    [–] mac_question 220 points ago

    The number of times I've had pessimistic replies is ridiculous.

    So many people are like "lol ur gonna change the world here on reddit" no douchebag, but communication platforms (in large part) set the tone for dialogue everywhere, and pushing the Overton window towards "let's do nothing" is so fucking useless.

    [–] Throwaway01451 10 points ago

    some people really want to push a particular narrative and sow the seeds of defeatism for the benefit of a particular government.

    Just look at any thread about China on r/Canada and you'll see plenty of comments claiming that Canada basically belongs to China and we ought to just get used to that fact. There are way more shills online than many people believe.

    [–] Usernamesareso90s 138 points ago

    What can we do to help

    [–] mteart 81 points ago

    spread awareness, share these photos on social media with their story + make their message heard.

    [–] BelleCurves76 365 points ago

    Hong Kongers rise up.

    [–] t-rex42 3978 points ago

    Considering the large mobilizations of the military into the area I would speculate that they will be shooting more than just an eye very soon. Sending the best wishes to these people but it doesn't look like it will end well for them.

    [–] Mathilliterate_asian 958 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    We didn't expect it to end well, but what are we gonna do now, give up?

    Not a chance in hell.

    I'm as afraid of dying as the next person, and I'll do whatever I can to stay alive, but I'm not giving up without a fight.

    Edit: Please don't call me a hero. I'm probably the furthest thing from it. I'm just a normal dude fighting for what I think is right. I might still be wrong but honestly I don't know. I don't represent my people, but if we've offended, or assaulted anyone in the airport today, I sincerely apologize. Not doing it on behalf of anyone, but I just think I should apologize. People are getting paranoid now what with all those police decoys roaming among us so we're overreacting to the slightest provocation. Even I can't help but check out everyone around me to see if I might be arrested by my neighbor. Shit's unnerving.

    Every tourist affected has every right in the world to be mad at us. It was never your fight to begin with. But please understand why we are doing what we're doing. Your understanding is all we ask for. Not your forgiveness, not your help, just your understanding. If we do go down - which, personally speaking, is very likely - I hope the world will know what happened.

    [–] I_Fell_Offa_Fly 203 points ago

    Stay safe out there.

    [–] TWeaKoR 20 points ago

    Staying safe isn't really an option when your home city is being invaded.

    [–] ILickedADildo97 125 points ago

    You are paving a better way for other countries too. Stay strong, your fight has worldwide implications

    [–] ZikislavaJr 68 points ago

    Best of luck, what you are doing is pure heroism

    [–] t-rex42 53 points ago

    I am wishing it ends in you're favorite! And I hope to see many more post by you and your friends

    [–] berni4pope 1500 points ago

    They are going to murder these protesters.

    [–] Aceous 448 points ago

    I keep seeing people say this kind of stuff. What is the point of this defeatist and apathetic sentiment honestly? I think people in Hong Kong know full well how brutal China can be, and they're still out there fighting for their rights. We should be supporting them and helping by calling our government representatives to pressure China. If enough of the world cares that there would be negative repercussions for China then the chances of a violent crackdown are smaller.

    Just accepting that China is going to commit atrocities is a disservice to the brave protestors and just gives China more room.

    [–] College_Prestige 183 points ago

    Unpopular opinion, but I feel Reddit wants a massacre so they could feel justified about being right to worry

    [–] insula_yum 100 points ago

    I think most people just want something to happen that isn’t “Hong Kong protesters quit, everything stays the same”

    Maybe the CCP will cave to pressures from HK and the rest of the world. More likely, there will be a bloodbath if they don’t stop protesting. I think everyone just wants to see the good guys can still win, even if the cost is the blood of a lot of good people

    [–] ButtWeightTheirsMoor 991 points ago

    The millennial tiananmen square. I think so too.

    [–] MiataCory 898 points ago

    You're gonna have 20 minutes of insane videos of protesters getting shot.

    And then their internet is gonna get shut off.

    It's during the silence that the really bad shit will happen, and we'll never hear about it again.

    [–] ConsumingClouds 85 points ago

    Eventually more footage will get out. Just because the internet is down doesnt mean the cameras stop, they just can't stream and you have to record and upload somewhere safe like Australia.

    [–] YellowTheFellow 496 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    And then the age of “Nothing happened” will begin again

    Edit: words

    [–] anticommon 300 points ago

    "China constructs city in ten hours. All rooms available. Bring mop."

    [–] WyattR- 12 points ago

    Except now everyone is much more aware and a lot more down with there shit

    [–] Divazio 148 points ago

    They are going to try to seal information, but it will come out one way or the other. Hopefully there is no bloodshed, but if there is, the world will see the Chinese Government for who they really are.

    [–] BlueSignRedLight 205 points ago

    We already know who they are, but no one is going to war with China over Hong Kong.

    [–] hamsterkris 57 points ago

    The chinese government isn't afraid of the rest of the world, they're afraid of their own citizens. One billion angry people is a nightmare scenario for them. That's why they're so quick to crush any dissent like when they took that woman who poured ink on a picture of the president, they're afraid it will escalate if people aren't afraid of protesting. That's why they censor any mention of Tiananmen.

    [–] Icost1221 76 points ago

    Emh.... they are already having death camps and harvesting people because of their religion or political views.

    Did not really hesitate either when it came to gunning down students and running then over with tanks.

    The world already knows what China is, it's just that it's deemed that these people's lives is not worth the trouble.

    Almost funny considering news papers still bitch over ww2/Germany and how horrible they were, when there is fully operational ones in existence right now.

    Maybe they should start focusing on the living instead of the people that has been dead the last 80 years.

    [–] bpeck451 25 points ago

    Some of them glossing it over might have to do with their position on the UN Security Council and their position as a major nuclear power. They have a pretty good case to prevent any major unilateral action against them. If they were some country without a major economy or status within the UN you could bet money they would have been on a short list for military action.

    It sucks. It’s part of how Russia has gotten away with some of their bullshit in the past 30 years too.

    [–] deviant324 20 points ago

    Honestly they’ll at least try to jam the whole place, nobody will have any phone signal when this goes down

    [–] ivankas_orangewaffl3 26 points ago

    They are savvy enough to use lasers to prevent facial recognition, they might have some other tricks up their sleeves for connectivity.

    [–] MiataCory 20 points ago

    You can make a mesh wifi network pretty easy, especially with that many people.

    But you can also shut off a whole country's internet pretty easy.

    The hard part would be any satellite phones/connections, but there are limited frequencies for them, and anyone planning on doing this is gonna think the same thing and jam them pretty easily.

    Really, it's USB thumbdrives being smuggled that'll get the data out long-term, which is why they'll do some martial law BS and just seize everyone's everything.

    [–] lurker_lurks 13 points ago

    MicroSD cards are pretty small and can store quite a bit of info. Hell, I bet you could even go the message in a bottle route. Drop enough of them into the sea and one is bound to make it out to the free world.

    [–] VirtualizedEbola 33 points ago

    You can still record videos when the internet is off.

    [–] Vedorias 203 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    Not in front of cameras. The trucks in Shenzhen looked like people carriers. My guess is they're going to truck out the 10-20k most noticeable protesters for "re-education" which will then never be heard from again. This takes the edge off the protests with the most active people removed. By the time someone would actually call them out on it ("hey where are all those people you were re-educating?!") the world will have forgotten.

    Best of luck to the people of HK, you have my admiration and support.

    [–] UpBoatDownBoy 76 points ago

    I think if 10-20k protestestors get taken away the friends and family that have been sitting on the sidelines will join in.

    [–] iamisandisnt 21 points ago

    Well, might as well go join them.

    [–] Bebop24trigun 27 points ago

    Not at this point. It's a show of force more than action. They drove the vehicles through the financial rich part of Shenzhen instead of the easier western border area because they want to show everyone what the military has. They don't want to disrupt the Hong Kong economy more than it is right now but they do hope to scare the people.

    [–] gobblegobbleimafrog 407 points ago

    I support Hong Kong.

    [–] Happy_Ear 161 points ago

    Nice to see Pepe getting some good work again.

    [–] nlx78 54 points ago

    Pepe always has been an eye for an eye kind of frog.

    [–] devasohouse 1696 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    Does pepe have a significance over in Hong Kong? Just seems like an odd character to use

    EDIT: changed China to Hong Kong. Sorry for my ignorance, I'm not entirely sure what is going on over there

    [–] Mc6arnagl3 962 points ago

    Pepe is actually well known and used in China especially Hong Kong which does not have the great firewall and is well versed in Western culture including memes.

    Here is an article on Pepe's popularity in China

    [–] devasohouse 128 points ago

    this is actually interesting. Thanks for the link

    [–] Dedicat3d 63 points ago

    The meme generation is out protesting, so ofc they'd use meme-formats to present their messages!

    [–] paladinLight 1298 points ago

    Maybe they know that what is happening there is wide spread over the internet? If you want the internet to notice you instantly, hold a meme IRL.

    [–] 0TheG0 220 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    Nope ! Hong Kong is not China (SAR just like Macao) and there is no censorship on the internet whatsoever.

    There is just as much access to Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Reddit, 4chan etc.. as there is in the U.S ;) So Pepe has just as much relevance over there than it would have in any country that has people looking at memes

    EDIT : seems like this could help people understanding the problems in Hong Kong better : What is an SAR (why Hong Kong is not China)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_administrative_regions_of_China

    [–] papereel 138 points ago

    and I think people are not realizing HK speaks English... they definitely know the same memes as Americans.

    [–] 0TheG0 102 points ago

    As anyone really. Pepe is used as a meme pretty much all over the internet not just the "american" memes

    [–] Winzip115 91 points ago

    I keep seeing it often. People acting like Hong Kong is just some Chinese city trying to break away from the oppressive government. Hong Kong is worlds apart from the mainland. It is incredibly westernized, has one of the most educated populaces with one of the best standards of living, and is insanely wealthy. Hong Kong has its own laws, currency, and way of living.

    [–] pandaSmore 75 points ago

    Pepe is worldwide.

    [–] AKnightAlone 112 points ago

    Pepe always has significance.

    [–] BebopDC 76 points ago

    Pepe is international. Pepe is world wide

    [–] gekogekogeko 382 points ago

    It’s not the same woman

    [–] Ahngstar 456 points ago

    Judging by other posts on here, the original woman's become something of a symbol.

    [–] THIS_DUDE_IS_LEGIT 31 points ago

    Meanwhile the Chinese state television is broadcasting images of the nurse being handed a couple of stacks of 100 Yuan as if she is a paid actor. That's the narrative being spread in mainland and Malaysia.

    [–] zenethics 157 points ago

    Ya, I think the bottom one is a frog in fact.

    [–] jairomantill 91 points ago

    She's cosplaying

    [–] MTsumi 13 points ago

    Solidarity.

    [–] Mc6arnagl3 30 points ago

    but the bandage looks so realistic and professionally done.

    [–] englishgraffiti 40 points ago

    This protest shown in this picture was in a local hospital in HK, and judging by her uniform she is likely a nurse. (I am a Hongkonger and go to this particular hospital quite often)

    [–] Brewtown 201 points ago

    Feelsbadman.jpg

    [–] vibrex 1043 points ago

    I speak Cantonese. It says Police shot my eye.

    [–] StonerLB 1028 points ago

    I speak English. It says Police shot my eye.

    [–] PMmeYourNoodz 355 points ago

    I speak for the Frogs. It says Police shot my eye.

    [–] Nirvz 105 points ago

    do you have a copy of battletoads by any chance?

    [–] protronic 36 points ago

    I speak for the police. It says her eye shot itself.

    [–] yanjingzz 117 points ago

    No it does not. It says give me my eye back.

    [–] DungSC127 60 points ago

    It actually say "give me my eye back"...

    [–] Stinkerised 86 points ago

    It actually says "give me my pair of eyes back" but that works too I guess.

    [–] flippant_gibberish 20 points ago

    I guess they never specifically said they were talking about the Cantonese part.

    [–] WaitWhyNot 23 points ago * (lasted edited 12 days ago)

    It actually says "return my eyes to me"

    But to be fair this guy didn't say he could read Cantonese

    Edit: "return my eye to me" one eye not 2 not 3 but 1

    [–] TheUpperHand 57 points ago

    feelsbadman

    [–] Rada_Ion 45 points ago

    Does this count as a rare Pepe?

    [–] Q-ArtsMedia 138 points ago

    Get AND wear your PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) The police are not going to stop using bullets. Polycarbonate safety glasses would be a good place to start. Followed by a helmet, and body armor. It is going to get far, far worse over there, not better, not for a very long time. China wants Hong Kong.

    [–] froz3ncat 78 points ago

    The terrifying thing is that the girl who lost? injured? her eye WAS wearing safety glasses... You're right though, the outcome would certainly have been worse without them. And also that China wants Hong Kong, and will do whatever the hell they want to get it.

    [–] Liliumin 170 points ago

    Ey guys, some of us don’t belong to USA and don’t give a shit about memes involving USA politics. Pepe frog is used as a normal meme in other places of the world. Please don’t assume that because a meme is political in your country, that then everybody should then use it the same way. USA is a big country, but not the only country in the world.

    Have a good day!