Using children as bargaining chips a conscienceless move by HK protesters

During the Tsuen Wan and Kwai Tsing march in Hong Kong on Aug. 25, the police arrested 36 demonstrators who repeatedly broke through the police cordon, including a 12-year-old boy who wore a mask and carried a 5-foot-long iron bar.

The next day, Li Chi-Lam, principal of Lingnan Hang Yee Memorial Secondary School, confirmed on social media that a student of the school was arrested on Aug. 25.

The news that a child was involved in an illegal gathering and even acted as a pioneer of violence put Hong Kong society into a state of shock.

In fact, several high school gatherings have taken place in illegal and violent activities in Hong Kong that evolved from the anti-extradition bill protests.

The children have been used as political bargaining chips and tempted into becoming pioneers of violence by some despicable people with ulterior motives, many Hong Kong citizens have said.

Those behind the scenes wish to incite more violence to destabilize Hong Kong and oppose China. To achieve their evil intentions, they don’t care about the future of children at all.

While deceiving children into causing chaos on the streets, the protesters haven’t allowed their own children to do such things.

Benny Tai Yiu-ting, one of the leaders of the Occupy Central movement that happened in Hong Kong in 2014 where protesters staged a mass sit-in to blockade Central District, for what they considered genuine universal suffrage, publicly stated that his whole family would participate in the campaign, except for his children under 18.

The same is true for the ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong, as none of the children of head protesters marched on the streets, exposing the hypocrisy of the provokers.

Parents must tell right from wrong, see through the vicious intentions of the protesters, and protect their children from being deceived.