Hong Kong police use batons and pepper spray on protesters at the Legislative Council Complex in Admiralty, shortly after midnight on June 10. The day before saw over a million people, according to organisers, or at least 240,000, according to police, take to the streets in protest against a fugitive transfers bill that could see accused taken to mainland China for trial. Photo: Sam Tsang

What’s behind Hong Kong street protests? A natural faith in freedom and human rights

  • Hongkongers have developed differently from their mainland counterparts post-June 1989, and their faith in basic liberties runs deep in their veins
  • But civil society can do more than act in self-defence, it can inspire systemic change
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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Hong Kong police use batons and pepper spray on protesters at the Legislative Council Complex in Admiralty, shortly after midnight on June 10. The day before saw over a million people, according to organisers, or at least 240,000, according to police, take to the streets in protest against a fugitive transfers bill that could see accused taken to mainland China for trial. Photo: Sam Tsang
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