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When Lese Majeste Is Accompanied by Mob Pushing and Rushing of Police Officers, It Becomes Treason.|
The definition of "treason" was made clear in the aftermath of the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 that took place in Pittsburgh, and of all places, Washington County, where liquor manufacturers took action against the collector of a federal liquor excise tax, strpped him naked, and branded him with hot iron pokers. The banner of the rebels was "Liberty" as usual, but in taking arms to oppose their national government, they crossed the line into treason, which was made clear. Treason was defined originally as levying war against the national government. In the trials that followed, US Circuit Court Judge William Patterson instructed the jury that "levying war" includes armed opposition to the enforcement of a federal law.
If the Hong Kong activist use their fists, feet, bodies to push, rush, or crowd out policemen maintaining peace and order in the streets and public places, even if their arms are their very own flesh and bones, but since they are aimed in opposition to the enforcement of a public law, they can be considered to be acts of treason.
Article 23 of the Basic Law, as passed by the Chinese People's Congress stipulates that the Chief Executive and the HKSAR legislature must define and assign penalties for subversion and treason. With activists waving a foreign flag in Hong Kong, China, the red line has been crossed. Revocations of citizenship and deportation are now necessary to maintain peace and order for the rest of Hong Kong residents.