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Rebellion: On the frontlines of Hong Kong's uprising | Four Corners



The metropolis of Hong Kong – normally one of the world’s most vibrant yet orderly cities – has been convulsed by turmoil, as its people rise up against mainland Chinese rule.

Pro-democracy protestors have repeatedly seized control of key parts of the city, including its airport. These “flash mob” actions are designed to create maximum chaos and embarrassment for the city’s political leadership and their masters in Beijing. It has become an epic battle of wills.

In this program, we go to the frontline of the protests, capturing the full force of the escalating violence with extraordinary footage.

Images of hardcore protestors dressed in masks, black t-shirts and yellow helmets – known as ‘front-liners’ – have dominated the news.

We’ll introduce you to those behind the masks, who are risking everything for their cause.

If their actions weren’t already provocative enough, some in the movement are hoping their actions will inspire the Chinese people to rise up.

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Luv Hongkong
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Luv Hongkong

Thanks for telling our story, voicing our demands and our cause.

Esther Kwok
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Esther Kwok

For those who live in Hong Kong knows it is not the true side of the story! These people are just rioters destroying the peace of Hong Kong… we lost our freedom of speech not because of mainland China or oppression by the HKSAR Government, but those masked mob. They hit those who are not with them or not share the same opinion with them… if they are real fighter for freedom, they first of all should not seize our right to talk publicly and make us fear of our own safety when even taking public transport. BTW, why can’t… Read more »

Ian Lau
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Ian Lau

Carry on Hongkongers! Fight on until justice prevails

tracy yim
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tracy yim

Thank you!!
Five demands and not one less!!
Stand with HONG KONG !

LIDYAEIL
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LIDYAEIL

Its funny the western world is so passionate about democracy in hk after its handed back to china 97 and not one word about democracy during uk’s colonisation. Do hk people not think there a slight suspicion that the western world is just using hk as a tool to defame china, because they fear a rising asian power? Why does no one support democracy and freedom for the people in scotland? the british virgin islands? 😂 So naive to think that its really just about idealism and not political strategies

sevenyi926
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sevenyi926

Thank you for showing the world that what Hong Kong people are fighting for.

Tse Shirley
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Tse Shirley

Thank you Four Corners. That’s great.

Fly Chung
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Fly Chung

Thanks for the detailed report, thanks from hk!

R R
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R R

Thank you Four Corners for letting the world to know what’s happening in Hong Kong

kitty wong
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kitty wong

Thank you ABC News

schrödingerscat LPs
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schrödingerscat LPs

We don't want to be surveilled… this spirit died in europe long time ago.

kong chingman
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kong chingman

Thank you Four Corners for making this video. And thank you for those who spend their time and watch this video to gain a better understanding about what is happening in Hong Kong now.

Five demands. Not one less.

Free Hong Kong. Revolution of our time.

rumvodkaf1
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rumvodkaf1

46:39 cop picks up dropped gun.

michelle chang
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michelle chang

Why don't you record those rioters hit the peoples who are not agreed with them ,and destroy cars , and hit the real innocent people! I watched over instant news about riots , there are so many fake news allover HK . Four Corners, why didn't you record the rioters attacking the police ? Why didn't you record the riots attacking a innocent people and destroy his van in Central? Why? This documentary just report from your own perspective, and you are supporting the rioters.

Andy Martin
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Andy Martin

I must admit I have had a neutral position on the Chinese government over the past 25 years. I'm inspired to the point of tears (VERY RARE) watching these young people resist the degenerate Criminal Communist Regime. We're with you to the end. The Criminal CCP will be swept away into the dustbin of history. You're done Winnie the Poo, Hong Kong and China will be free.

No one ever dreamed the USSR and the East German criminals would collapse and ten days later they were done. Coming to a theater near you Shanghai and Beijing.

Sam Mcmeniman
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Sam Mcmeniman

Free Hong Kong 🇭🇰

Grace HK
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Grace HK

2019.7.21 police cooperating with the triad gangs at Yuen Long…
2019.8.31 a few civilians are suspected to have been beaten to death inside Prince Edward metro station.
Girls are sexually harassed…some suspected to have been raped at the detention center near China border….and many many more crimes committed by the so-call Hong Kong Police….
Many are suspected to be Mainland army in disguise….this government is corrupted.

g chan
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g chan

Thank you four corners. Excellent documentary in telling Australians and the world what is happening in hong kong

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Kpophdvidfan

This was a very insightful video, good to have gained some key thoughts and views of the protestors/rioters side. Not surprisingly it was largely pro-democracy/protestor point of view, with little balance given to the pro-China side. So much has happened over the past few months and I’m disappointed the western media have not shown a balanced view. The protestors/rioters have done so much to destroy HK themselves and ruin the lives on their own fellow peaceful or neutral citizens (the large majority), that I can’t fully support their cause. Most of the general public don’t view the live streams and… Read more »

KW Pat
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KW Pat

the video contains false information. i have the freedom to do whatever i want now, just same as before 1997. why do you stop people going to work/taking their flight at the airport when you express your views? why do you use violence on people who have different political views? why do you damage mtr, facilities and government property? why can’t other people live their normal lives when you protest? why can’t other people have their own views? stop the violence! not just talking. 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻

dalys ullrich
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dalys ullrich

Post millennials wouldnt um like you know make um this possible in um Australia because um like they are um sheep

W'W'W'
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W'W'W'

Peace

Sin Simon
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Sin Simon

Hongkongers are fighting for freedom. Riot HK police terrorists attack HK people indiscriminately. Please help Hong Kong.