The People’s Republic of China has celebrated 70 years of communist rule. The Australian Antifa community is campaigning for convicted murderer Jock Palfreeman to be freed from prison in Bulgaria.
After reviewing the recent Trump, big tech and royal family news, our two resident experts return to WilmsFront on Wednesday night’s episode: China expert Dave Lee and Antifa expert Lucas Rosas.
The Chinese Communist Party
The pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong were eager to ruin the party, baiting local police into greater acts of brutality. Hong Kong police responded by shooting a protestor in the chest.
Jock Palfreeman Facts
In Sofia, Bulgaria in December 2007, Jock Palfreeman stabbed to death (with his butterfly knife) local law student Andrei Monov, son of socialist MP Hristo Monox, and injured Antoan Zahariev.
Jock claimed he got involved because he saw these youths attempting to assault two Roma (Gypsy) men. Jock’s story has never been corroborated, he had alcohol in his system and lied to police about who he was with that night. He was convicted of murder in 2008 and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
He was initially denied parole but it was overturned by an appeal court. The Bulgarian prosecutor-general is appealing the parole to the Supreme Court. Local media and politicians have been outraged at Jock’s potential release.