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Hong Kong protests: Schools and universities shut amid safety fears

Hong Kong protests: Schools and universities shut amid safety fears

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  1. I for one as a parent if we lived in those parts will not allow my children to go to school/university. I’d rather they missed school rather than be caught up with the lurking dangers.

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-50384360) reduced by 85%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Some schools and universities in Hong Kong remain closed on Tuesday over safety fears as protesters called for a day of traffic disruptions.

    > Dozens of local and international schools across Hong Kong said they would be closed on Tuesday with some telling parents on text message it was due to safety concerns given the ongoing protests.

    > At the Chinese University, police fired rubber bullets in response to protesters throwing bricks while at Hong Kong Polytechnic, police fired tear gas at a demonstration.

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  3. “The People’s Republic of China is the largest, most powerful and arguably most brutal totalitarian state in the world. It denies basic human rights to all of its nearly 1.4 billion citizens. There is no freedom of speech, thought, assembly, religion, movement or any semblance of political liberty in China. Under Xi Jinping, “president for life,” the Communist Party of China has built the most technologically sophisticated repression machine the world has ever seen. In Xinjiang, in Western China, the government is using technology to mount a cultural genocide against the Muslim Uighur minority that is even more total than the one it carried out in Tibet. Human rights experts say that more than a million people are being held in detention camps in Xinjiang, two million more are in forced “re-education,” and everyone else is invasively surveilled via ubiquitous cameras, artificial intelligence and other high-tech means.
    None of this is a secret.” – Farhad Manjoo, Dealing With China Isn’t Worth the Moral Cost

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