Bernie Sanders tweets support of Hong Kong protests against China’s communist government

By Audrey Conklin

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders tweeted support for Hong Kong protests against China’s communist government power over the region Monday.

Hong Kong protesters are approaching their 12th consecutive week of demonstrations against an extradition bill that would allow criminal suspects in Hong Kong to face trial in China, among other issues such as police brutality and the region’s “one country, two systems” arrangement.

“The demonstrations in Hong Kong are an inspiration to us all. It is the right of all people to protest for a better future,” the Vermont senator tweeted. “We stand with these brave protesters and call on the Chinese government to refrain from violence.”

China’s communist government-sponsored media outlets have been trying to portray the largely peaceful Hong Kong protests, which drew over 1.7 million people Sunday, as violent and dangerous to Chinese sovereignty, The Washington Post reported Monday.

The Basic Law between Hong Kong and China gives Hongkongers “freedom of speech, of the press and of publication; freedom of association, of assembly, of procession and of demonstration,” as well as other rights. China, however, has condemned the demonstrations and threatened military intervention.

Some in the media have pointed out that some pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters have waved American flags during their demonstrations while U.S.-based, socialist Antifa protesters have waved Chinese flags during theirs.

Republican Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw tweeted a response to Sunday’s Antifa protest in Portland, Oregon, saying, “In Hong Kong, antifascists wave American flags, demand freedom and actually fight fascists. In Portland, ‘antifascists; burn American flags, demand violence in the name of socialism. Portland is a sad showing of where we are today. All around.”

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5 thoughts on “Bernie Sanders tweets support of Hong Kong protests against China’s communist government

  1. While he does all he can to corral all Americans into his “one size fits all” state-controlled monopoly healthcare scheme. While his history is one of adoration of people like Hugo Chavez and the Castros and their ruling style that stripped rights from the people they control. Sure Bernie. We believe you …

  2. So if riots break out in the US, which side will Mr. B.S. fall on? The rioters or law and order? — And we know without much though that if he or any of the other far left commies were elected that we would riots, at least until it turned into a civil war to save America from the commies. And here’s a hot tip for them; the military will very likely not be on your side.

  3. Bernie is a Communistic at heart for others, but for himself he wants a $70,000 Audie, fly on private planes for free, have three houses, and a multimillion tax-free foundation.
    I would call that a successful Communist.

    Why would he oppose the Semi Communist Chinese government efforts trying to keep order on Hong Kong.
    The people of HK are being told you need less freedom, less, less, less.
    They are being told to shut up and listen and do as you are told.

    Bernie does that in Vermont and elsewhere.
    That is why his poll numbers have been declining.
    He is a distant third after Unelectable Biden and Unelectable Warren, both of whom would spend other people’s money as it it grew on trees and throw our southern border wide open to let in all the potential Democrat voters.

  4. Vermont’s Own ” Socialist ” Senator tweeted. “We stand with these brave protesters and call
    on the Chinese government to refrain from violence.”…….bet that carries a lot of weight !!.

    Like the Chinese even knows who this old fool is, I guess he’s trying to show that he’s a world
    leader to get a few more votes.

    Bernie best get a life jacket, he’s sinking in the polls quicker than the Titanic, even the Liberals
    are seeing his ” Fairy Tail Agenda ” is pure BS, with no way to fund but it, but sounds good to
    his brainwashed followers…………….

    Smoke & Mirrors Sanders, at it again !!

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