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Five demands not one less!


Hong Kong's (HKs) anti-extradition protesters five demands are:

  1. Full withdrawal of the extradition bill 徹底撤回送中修例

  2. An independent commission of inquiry into alleged police brutality 成立獨立調查委員會 追究警隊濫暴

  3. Retracting the classification of protesters as “rioters” 取消暴動定性

  4. Amnesty for arrested protesters 撤銷對今為所有反送中抗爭者控罪

  5. Dual universal suffrage, meaning for both the Legislative Council and the Chief Executive 以行政命令解散立法會 立即實行雙真普選


光復香港 時代革命

五大訴求 缺一不可


According to Reuters (bold formatting added):

"Beijing's rebuff of [HK Chief Executive Carrie] Lam's proposal for how to resolve the crisis, detailed for the first time by Reuters, represents concrete evidence of the extent to which China is controlling the Hong Kong government's response to the unrest.

The Chinese central government has condemned the protests and accused foreign powers of fuelling unrest. The Foreign Ministry has repeatedly warned other nations against interfering in Hong Kong, reiterating that the situation there is an "internal affair."

Lam's report on the tumult was made before an August 7, 2019 meeting in Shenzhen about the Hong Kong crisis, led by senior Chinese officials. The report examined the feasibility of the protesters' five demands, and analyzed how conceding to some of them might quieten things down, the individuals with direct knowledge said.

In addition to the withdrawal of the extradition bill, the other demands analyzed in the report were: an independent inquiry into the protests; fully democratic elections; dropping of the term "riot" in describing protests; and dropping charges against those arrested so far.

The withdrawal of the [extradition] bill and an independent inquiry were seen to be the most feasible politically, according to a senior government official in the Hong Kong administration, who spoke on condition of anonymity. He said the move was envisioned as helping pacify some of the more moderate protesters who have been angered by Lam's silence.

The extradition bill is one of the key issues that has helped drive the protests, which have drawn millions of people into the streets of Hong Kong. Lam has said the bill is "dead," but has refused to say explicitly that it has been 'withdrawn.'"

To date HK Chief Executive Carrie Lam has only agreed to one of the five demands, the withdrawal of the proposed extradition bill (#1 above).

In August 2019 under the Joint Declaration and China's policy of one country two systems Chief Executive (C.E.) Carrie Lam as the head of one system (the other system being headed by CCP) was correct to state to the CCP that HK Government would meet two of the protesters demands (#1 and 2 above). CCP by rejecting the HK Chief Executives request yet again breached the Joint Declaration.

Because of the failure to date of CCP and Carrie Lam to accept the demands of the majority of HK protest people are continuing under the slogan "five demands not one less."

As proven by the November 2019 District Council elections the majority of HK people support the protesters because all pro-democratic candidates who won (85% of seats 388/452 majority in 17 of 18 Districts) included within their platform the protesters' five demands. These District Council elections are the only HK elections which meet HK's UN obligations to "universal and equal suffrage."

UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 20.3 (quote - bold format added):

"The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures."

Veby M.I.

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