No Hong Kong Asylum

From Manager, November 3, 2020
Tony Chung: The U.S. and U.K. told us to fight… Then they would help us with asylum. Don’t believe it… When we lost, they left us!!!
Caption: Must learn from Hong Kong

[This refers to rumors that Thai protest leaders including Panupong “Mike” Jadnok, Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, and Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul (pictured lower left) plan to ask for asylum from the U.S. embassy now that they are facing many charges.
This rumor is based on recent incidents in Hong Kong. Hong Kong protests have become more closely associated with the Thai protests in recent months with student participants on each side sending out their good wishes and moral support to the other side.
In October, some Hong Kong protesters, including activist Tony Chung, were arrested near the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong after supposedly seeking asylum there.
The line “The U.S. and U.K. told us to fight” comes from Chinese claim that the U.S. is encouraging the Hong Kong protests. (This perhaps ignores the point that new laws undermining the “one country, two systems” status of Hong Kong sparked the protests in the first place.)
The cartoonist seems to take delight in telling the Thai student protesters that any dreams of seeking asylum with the U.S. or U.K. are impossible.]

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