The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Hong Kong:
Cop Shoots Real Bullets

Nov 25, 2019

Translated from Combat Ouvrier (Workers’ Combat), the newspaper of the revolutionary workers’ group active in the French Caribbean islands, Guadeloupe and Martinique.

A Hong Kong cop shot a protester at close range on November 11. The video on social media exacerbated the anger of protesters and people in general. For two days they showed this anger, setting up barricades and fighting with police. The Chinese government supported the cops and congratulated them for their so-called restraint.

But really, those with the most restraint—for now—are the workers who undergo capitalist exploitation every day. That is, until the day their revolt explodes everywhere in Hong Kong and in China!