Poor Hong Kong .... but that's how dictators operate. The people have been used to freedom, though "under Chinese rule." They will continue to protest, because that's what people do, who are repressed (take heed, Mr. trump), but already have had a taste of freedom. Once freedom is known, there is no way to remove that idea from your brain. And many will die in the end. We should be able to stand up for them in some way, but I don't know how, and certainly not under our present administration, who longs for the same dictatorial powers. My thoughts are with them.