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Cotton Calls for Passage of Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act After Violent Siege of University

November 18, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement after police trapped students inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University during protests:

"Hong Kong's authorities have turned a place of higher learning into a place of violence by trapping student demonstrators on their own campus. It's time for Beijing to see their appalling tactics in Hong Kong have real and direct consequences. The Senate should pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act and consider additional ways to hold the CCP accountable."