NOT GOOD: Police evacuating students from Hong Kong…

It’s being reported that Police have confirmed that they are evacuating students from Hong Kong:

So the question is why would China and Hong Kong officials be evacuating students? I’ve read that some of the violence has shifted to college campuses. But what I’m seeing on Twitter is that China is about to increase their crackdown on the unrest…

This from South China Morning Post:

Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong says the city is “sliding into the abyss of terrorism” and a harsher crackdown is needed to end the unrest and restore order.

The warning comes as the financial hub reels from some of the worst violence since massive anti-government protests started five months ago, with the number of protesters arrested since Monday surpassing the total for the whole previous week.

This week, a protester was shot by police, a man was set on fire, roads were blocked and university campuses turned into battlegrounds.

As the Hong Kong government struggles to calm the public and stop the violence, Beijing has again thrown its weight behind the city’s administration and police force, urging them to take tougher action.

In a statement late on Tuesday, the central government’s liaison office said it “resolutely supports the Hong Kong government in adopting every necessary measure to end the unrest and restore order as soon as possible, arrest the criminals and severely punish their violent acts”.

It called on the Hong Kong government, police and judiciary to “decisively adopt all necessary means to forcefully crack down on various acts of violence and terrorism”.

The liaison office also warned at the time that “if these terrorist atrocities were allowed to spread, Hong Kong would slide into a bottomless abyss”.

Yeah, it looks like it’s about to get real ugly in Hong Kong.

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