The guns of September blasted away in Hong Kong only they were not firing bullets, only words of protest against the Hong Kong government, which of course is in reality the government that resides in Beijing. Students were demanding that China live up to its promise that by 2017 the people of Hong Kong would enjoy the right to freely elect the person who is the chief executive to the city. China has put forth a new plan that enables a small group to identify candidates and then people can select among this band of toadies ready and willing to do the bidding of the Chinese government. During the past two weeks as many as 100,000 young people marched in the streets of Hong Kong in protest to denial of freedom. They demanded talks with Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chunying, but he always made clear an intent to take “all necessary action” to end demonstrations.
The most ominous event during protests was the sudden appearance of gangsters who beat up students. There is no doubt they were organized by Chinese Communist officials to introduce violence into the peaceful demonstrations in order to open the possibility of — the arrival of Chinese troops?? That possibility was always on the agenda for the Hong Kong government. Most students are back in class. Some continue to protest, but they will soon become quiet. The last thing anyone desires is the sight of dead bodies on the streets of Hong Kong.