Hong Kong legit concerns vs CIA concerns

It’s one thing to protest, to strike, based on legitimate concerns like: rising inequality, unaffordable housing, human rights issues in mainland prisons, overcrowding, China’s social credit score system, and the like – with the aim of squeezing concessions from Beijing. It’s another to take down the national flag and replace it with a foreign one, inviting foreign powers to effectively lay claim to the island. It’s an affront to HK’s history and statehood to glorify its [British] colonial past, colonial past which had nothing to do with democracy or self-rule. Separatist leaders [backed by the CIA] should be put on trial as foreign agents, working to subvert the rule of law and national security.