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Demonstrations in Hong Kong pushed by foreigners

Summary of Disinformation

People of foreign nationality, especially Americans, tried to push the young people of Hong Kong to protest. The Chinese police identified one such person; their photo was published by the Hong Kong press. His name is Brian Patrick Kane. He’s an American. He shouted, “Do not step back”, he tried to teach young Chinese people to humiliate and attack the police.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring conspiracy narrative on the absence of any naturally grown protests in different countries.

No evidence given how the presence of one American can be relevant in multi-million crowd. As South China Morning Post reports, millions of people have taken to the streets to protest against a controversial extradition amendment that would allow for the transfer of suspects to face trial on the Chinese mainland. Although the protests have prompted the Hong Kong government to suspend the bill, protesters continue to demand its complete withdrawal.

 

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Reported in: Issue 158
Date: 07.07.2019
Language: French
Country: China
Keywords: Colour revolutions, Conspiracy
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RT France @ 02:10 - 03:20
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