ANONYMOUS HACKS CHINA AS CHINESE MILITARY MOVES ON HONG KONG, STUDENTS TRAPPED AT POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

ANONYMOUS HACKS CHINA AS CHINESE MILITARY MOVES ON HONG KONG, STUDENTS TRAPPED AT POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

BY AARON KESEL
Anonymous has hacked into various Chinese websites and databases dumping files from government employee data to corporate data including user names, mobile phone numbers, email addresses, passwords for databases, IP addresses and more. It is all a part of what the collective is calling #OpHongKong and they vow these actions will continue until Hongkongers’ demands are met and Hong Kong is free.

This writer spoke to OpHongKong via email who sent a tip that the decentralized hacktivist collective, Anonymous, has initiated “OpHongKong” no-holds-barred hacks against China for the escalation against Hong Kong protesters, holding students hostage at Polytechnic University; and for what China is doing to Muslim Uighurs in concentration camps, as well as its own people with its Orwellian facial recognition surveillance-state.

Hong Kong seems to be escalating more and more each passing week. Last week protesters used gasoline bombs and shot fire bows-and-arrows in their fight to keep riot police backed by armored cars and water cannons off of two university campuses in Hong Kong.

There were dozens of injured people at Polytechnic University on Monday night, while others escaped by climbing down ropes. The surroundings remained under police control with over 500 people still trapped inside the University, according to RHTK.

The news agency added that “police fired tear gas near the campus despite a ceasefire agreement, the students’ union warned that hundreds of people were still stuck inside – many badly injured and suffering from hypothermia following the multiple bursts of police water cannon since Sunday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That the protestors didn't realize that this was coming, or what the outcome would most probably be, signaled an intense failure of imagination on their parts.

And for the Communist officials, at the end of the day, I would suggest that there is only so much repression a human being can handle, and if there is any more heaped against them, they will react aggressively, which appears to be happening here.

The big question, and one which may cause China's President Xi some sleepless nights, is, where do things go from here?!? How intensely will China punish this revolt's ringleaders? With a bullet to the brain, for which their families will be charged?!?

Because Hong Kong is Hong Kong, Xi may well not be able to "stage manage" the narrative quite as closely or cleanly as he would like; there will be a lot of media attention, specifically in terms of how the police were behaving, and Xi understands that.

But how this will continue to unfold, is anyone's guess, at the moment; the one think Xi dares not do, is to allow these demonstrations to get even further out of control.

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