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How The World Is Reacting To Hong Kong Protests | NBC News Now

Continuing to follow the latest from Hong Kong flights they’re suspended for a second straight day after police and protesters clashed in Hong Kong’s International Airport and there are even more protests beyond the airport grounds medical staff at over a dozen public hospitals staged a sit-in against police brutality and despite growing calls for chief executive Kerry lamb to resign the Chinese government is not caving in saying in a statement they firmly support Lam her government and the police force author of the coming collapse of China Daily Beast colonist Gordon Chang joins us now to discuss the latest and you know Gordon we know where this initially started that the protesters were upset about an extradition bill can you just sort of talk about how this movement was born and how it has changed to this point yeah the movement was born in April when he had the first protest actually organisers were so pessimistic they didn’t even think that they would actually schedule a March but they did they got a hundred and thirty thousand people in April and so they decided to try one in June June 9th you had 1 million people on the streets a week after that two million people carry lambo has been intransigent she’s been willing to suspend consideration of the bill but not withdraw about universal suffrage for the election of the chief executive the top political officer in Hong Kong and some a minority but some are even talking about freedom from independence from China so this is an escalating situation and Beijing has been showing really very little movement on its part I mean Gordon this is a huge issue not just for China and Hong Kong but around the world senator Mitt Romney tweeting that the protests are further exposing China’s relentless campaign of repression censorship and imprisonment of millions how do you react to that well President Trump has been progressively better in his comments but he’s still a long long way from where he should be as a leader of the free world I think that he’s getting advice from people see but the problem is that there’s nothing that Trump can say which would mimic this so at this particular time I think the United States should be resolute you got a lot of protesters who are waving American flags or singing the national anthem our national anthem and we’ve got to understand that we have the power to move this in a much better direction we need to have stern words with si Jinping the Chinese ruler all right Gordon Chang thank you so much for joining us on this thank you hey NBC News viewers thanks for checking out our YouTube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch the latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching

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Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – July 22, 2019 | NBC Nightly News

 

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Deadly Hawaii Skydiving Plane Crash

A lot of questions as to how this plane carrying 11 people could have crashed before even clearing this airfield witnesses say the plane was taking off this way when somehow it turned upside down crashing right into the ground here as NTSB investigators now gather to start combing through the debris on the North Shore of Oahu the deadliest civilian plane crash in Hawaii in nearly 30 years and now staggering heartache Galen Rick Severson were two of the first to rush to the crash site when a skydiving plane plummeted to the ground just after takeoff Friday I’d never forget the sound of the crash as fast as we could but there’s nothing the impact and fire so powerful most of the aircraft was incinerated and some family members of the victims watched helplessly nearby among those who perished Casey Williamson a videographer who moved to Honolulu to pursue a life of skydiving instructor Larry Lemaster he leaves behind a young son and 36 year-old Daniel Herndon also an instructor with more than 4,000 jumps family members saying they died doing what they loved now as the NTSB begins its investigation there are new questions about whether this plane was fit to fly the NTSB planning to review this disturbing video coming to light appearing to show the same plane nearly crashing during another skydiving jump in 2016 the video posted to YouTube revealing panic inside the aircraft as it started to spin uncontrollably over California then a scramble to jump out while pieces of a wing fell out of the sky the pilot landing safely but the plane heavily damaged the FAA blaming pilot error for failure to maintain airspeed well look at the repairs that were made on the aircraft and inspections to make sure that it was air worthy before it was able to begin operations again apart from those repairs the NTSB says are going to be looking into other factors like actions of the pilot weather conditions as well as the plane’s weight before it took off hey NBC News fans thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch the latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching

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