The Chinese Communist Party (or the CCP) is “ready to defend Hong Kong,” it says. The CCP has sent in military troops and armored tanks rolled into Hong Kong at Huanggang Port in the early hours of Thursday, August 29. 

The move comes a day after the Hong Kong Confederation Trade Unions organized a protest condemning Cathay Pacific Airways for firing its cabin crew and just hours following a peaceful Chater Garden night rally against alleged police sexual harassment of female protesters.