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Ted Cruz Compares Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests To Berlin Wall


Added 09-18-19 06:16:02pm EST - “Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz compared Hong Kong protesters' efforts to defend their freedoms against China to former President Ronald Reagan's efforts.” - Dailycaller.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailycaller.com: “Ted Cruz Compares Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests To Berlin Wall”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz compared Hong Kong protesters’ efforts to defend their freedoms against China to former President Ronald Reagan’s efforts to tear down the Berlin Wall on Wednesday.

Cruz made the comments during an event the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) hosted in conjunction with a Tuesday congressional hearing on Hong Kong’s summerlong protests against a failed Chinese extradition bill that would have sent criminal suspects in Hong Kong to mainland China for trial.

“To the people of Hong Kong, America is with you. The people of the world are with you,” Cruz said. “Your freedom matters. Your courage is powerful, and it is inspirational.”

The Texas senator thanked the host of the event, VOC, for “shedding a light on the darkness, the torture, the murder and the oppression that communist regimes inflict on men, women and children every day.” (RELATED: Bernie Sanders Tweets Support Of Hong Kong Protests Against China’s Communist Government)

“As we speak, the people of Hong Kong … are engaged over an existential battle over what Hong Kong will look like in the future. Will Hong Kong be forced to submit to communist China’s ever-increasing control over the people of Hong Kong? … I, for one, believe in freedom,” he added.

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