Protesters attack a van that apparently tried to drive at them near a blocked road in Hong Kong last month. Chinese state media has ramped up its propaganda against demonstrators in the city. Photo: AP

Chinese state broadcaster uses Holocaust poem to liken Hong Kong protesters to Nazis

  • CCTV tweets adapted version of ‘First They Came …’ claiming demonstrators ‘trampled freedom of the press’ and ‘seized and tortured the drivers’
  • Original, by German pastor Martin Niemoller, is about the moral cowardice of intellectuals who didn’t act to stop the persecution of minority groups
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Protesters attack a van that apparently tried to drive at them near a blocked road in Hong Kong last month. Chinese state media has ramped up its propaganda against demonstrators in the city. Photo: AP
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