Some protesters battled against police with petrol bombs, bricks and arrows. Police were authorized to used live rounds on students using lethal weapons. Some 600 students have walked off campus, due to ill-health and hypothermia, giving themselves up to police; they face 10 years in prison for protesting.
A group of 54 United Nations members issued a statement defending China for building over 1,000 concentration camps to imprison, torture, indoctrinate, rape, and kill Muslims. The NGO Human Rights Watch claims that the Chinese regime is bullying developing nations into silence on the conditions in Xinjiang.
Daryl Morey tweeted: “Fight For Freedom. Stand With Hong Kong,” in support of the protesters. Chinese companies began pulling their NBA sponsorships and the NBA quickly issued apologies. It appears that these corporations are more loyal to their income stream than to their professed support for the “fight for freedom”.