Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have entered their third month, with protesters shutting down Hong Kong International Airport on Monday.
The Chinese government is threatening to send the People’s Liberation Army to the semiautonomous island to deal with the unrest.
Bonnie Leung, the vice convenor of the Civil Human Rights Front in Hong Kong, told INSIDER that if the Chinese government makes good on the threat, they can expect a scene similar to the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989.
“We have been memorizing June 4 for 30 years,” Leung said, referring to the protests. “It is in our blood.”
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Protests by residents of Hong Kong demanding expanded democratic reforms have entered their third month and drawn the ire of the Chinese government, which has issued threats of violence. But demonstrators aren’t ready to back down even if the Chinese military gets involved, one protest leader told INSIDER.
Bonnie Leung, the vice convenor of the Civil Human Rights Front, told INSIDER that she believes the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is merely posturing to scare protesters by moving troops into Shenzhen, on the border with Hong Kong.
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