In Hong Kong, threatens a further aggravation of the situation. The protesters arm themselves against possible road evictions. The government in Beijing calls for an end to the protests.

In Hong Kong, tens of thousands of supporters of the democracy movement are preparing for a possible eviction of the streets of the metropolis. In the ranks of the demonstrators correspondent reports made ​​the rumor round, the government is planning such an action before the Chinese National Day on Wednesday.

Temporary barricades

The many youthful demonstrators targeted a supply station in the streets with bottles of water, fruit, raincoats, towels, swimming goggles, face masks and tents. In some streets makeshift barricades were erected barricades from. On a street several minibuses and a truck were provided, which should be obviously used as barriers. At the traffic junction Mong Kok were double decker buses, which acted as a sort of giant blackboards. At the windshields were slogans like “Please do not give up”.

Also this Tuesday demonstrate again tens of thousands and block the main arteries in the financial district on Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon peninsula on. Even at night, tens of thousands on the roads to demand more democracy. The police were reluctant to be seen, the demonstrations were peaceful.

Ultimatum to Beijing

The leaders of the democracy movement presented the central government in Beijing and their governor in Hong Kong with an ultimatum: If their demands for resignation of Hong Kong-Head of Government Leung Chun-ying and a repeal of the electoral reform through Wednesday are not met, the protests were still extended. After a controversial decision by the People’s Congress in Beijing in 2017, although allowed in Hong Kong for the first time a direct election, but no free nomination of candidates for the post of prime minister. Instead, the communist government in Beijing wants to select candidates.

This decision in August, many of the seven million Hong Kong angry and caused the student strike that led to the current protests. Since its return to China in 1997, the former British colony still enjoys the principle of “one country, two systems” as a “Special Administrative Region” “broad autonomy, especially in the economic field.

Beijing unyielding

The government in Beijing is continued unmoved by the mass protests in the metropolis. The State Department described the demonstrations as “illegal gathering”, in which there had been several violations of laws and the rule of law. “We are against all illegal acts in Hong Kong,” said a ministry spokeswoman. Therefore, the Government of Hong Kong enjoy the full support of Beijing for doing so. Leung Chun-ying, called for an “immediate” end the protests and the “illegal” blockade. He pointed at the same time a hard line against the democracy movement in Beijing will not relent, stressed Leung.

Censorship in the People’s Republic operates under its full swing: The censors were three times as strong as busy as to the sensitive 25th anniversary of the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy movement on June 4, 1989 around, experts reported.
Social media blocked

The satellite of the U.S. news channel CNN was disrupted in China on Tuesday for the first time, when it was reported about Hong Kong. CNN is already mostly seen only in hotels or apartments foreigners. Apparently to prevent spread images of the protests in mainland China, and the photo-platform Instagram is locked. Social media such as Twitter, Facebook or Youtube are in China already reached not without technical tricks. In the “Weibo” said twitter-like social networks, China’s comments were deleted on the protests and blocked as soon as search words “Hong Kong”, “tear gas” or “Instagram”.