Protesters hold up a banner during a sit-in at Hong Kong airport on August 9. Photo: AP

Hong Kong protesters want social transformation, not to be stakeholders in a prosperity machine

  • Carrie Lam’s description of protesters as having “no stake in society” casts Hongkongers’ relationship with the city purely in economic terms
  • The protests are a call for transformative change in Hong Kong’s legal, social and political system
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Protesters hold up a banner during a sit-in at Hong Kong airport on August 9. Photo: AP
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