The people of Hong Kong persist still in their bid for democracy and, ultimately, independence. While the #protests have been remarkable for their restraint and avoidance of widespread property damage, looting, and casualties, they are becoming increasingly violent. They are also becoming more sophisticated, as groups of protesters move through the city staging caches of bricks and similar projectiles to aid in the running battles the protests have become. This is an Asian intifada. This is insurrection--and a bid for freedom. The people of Hong Kong are making one thing clear: they do not intend to be ruled by #Beijing. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests/street-fires-burn-in-hong-kong-amid-running-battles-between-protesters-and-police-idUSKBN1WE027 #news #HongKong #China