October 24, 2019
I don’t really understand what this means.
When you saw this headline yesterday, you definitely didn’t expect them to turn out to be Chinamen.
British police say the 39 bodies that were discovered in a refrigerated trailer in Essex are all believed to be Chinese nationals. An investigation into possible human smuggling and murder was sparked when the truck container was found east of London on Wednesday.
The truck’s driver, a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland, remains in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder. On Thursday, police secured a warrant to hold him for up to an additional 24 hours as they continue to investigate.
British media are reporting the driver’s name is Mo Robinson; police have refused to confirm publicly whether that is the driver’s identity.
“We continue to ask journalists and those on social media not to speculate about the identity of the lorry driver,” Deputy Chief Constable Pippa Mills said, adding, “This is an incredibly sensitive and high-profile investigation, and we are working swiftly to gather as full a picture as possible as to how these people lost their lives.”
Giving new details about the case on Thursday, police say they believe 38 of the people were adults and that one was a young adult woman — who was initially reported to have been a teenager. Eight of the people were women, and 31 were men.
“We read with heavy heart the reports about the death of 39 people in Essex, England,” the Chinese Embassy in the U.K. said in a statement. It added that Chinese officials are in “close contact with the British police” to clarify and confirm what happened.
“Authorities will conduct autopsies to determine the exact cause of death and then try to identify the victims, which could take weeks,” NPR’s Frank Langfitt reports from London. He adds, “Britain’s national crime agency is trying to identify the criminal gangs who may have been behind the smuggling operation.”
Obviously, Chinese people have been illegal immigrants into Europe before, but it’s been quite a while.
And to have something like this happen right in the middle of this whole escalation of tensions situation… well, it appears very strange. Strange coincidence.
I guess we’ll have to wait on more information, but I kind of expect to hear that these are members of a “persecuted” ethnic or religious minority. And this could all be some kind of purposeful spectacle.
Because the other thing here is: in 2019, how do this many illegals get from China? Did they go through Russia? Or Central Asia?
Look at the map.
It doesn’t make any sense.