Joshua Wong and other Demosisto party members shout slogans after draping a black cloth on the Golden Bauhinia statue, on June 26. Protests such as these are likely to be interpreted by Beijing both as an objection to Hong Kong being restored to China, and as a deliberate, calculated insult to the president. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong’s radical young politicians need to grow up and learn some respect

Mike Rowse says the antics of pro-democracy protesters at the Golden Bauhinia statue were ill-mannered and politically counterproductive, as being at odds with Beijing serves neither the people nor the chances of success for new leader Carrie Lam

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Joshua Wong and other Demosisto party members shout slogans after draping a black cloth on the Golden Bauhinia statue, on June 26. Protests such as these are likely to be interpreted by Beijing both as an objection to Hong Kong being restored to China, and as a deliberate, calculated insult to the president. Photo: AFP
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