To impugn the Hong Kong protests, many are making unseemly comparisons between the attention paid by media to police violence against protesters in Hong Kong & that paid to Israeli violence, bombing, snipers against Palestinian protesters. They make it seem as though the protesters in Hong Kong are at fault. Smarten the hell up! It serves US policy goals to discredit China by feigning support for the protesters as it serves US policy goals to discredit the Palestinian struggle against Israel. The US does not support popular movements for democracy & actively attempts to undermine & discredit them whether against Chinese autocracy or Israeli colonialism. It can deal with autocracy but not with popular rebellions for democracy.