Riot police arrive after protesters start a fire at the exit to Wan Chai MTR station and vandalise public property in Hong Kong on September 29. Police fired tear gas on the day in the Causeway Bay, after a large crowd of protesters ignored warnings to disperse. Photo: AP

Hong Kong protesters have a choice: destroy the government and their own freedoms, or let peace and ‘two systems’ prevail

  • Prolonged violent unrest and biased media coverage of police operations risk bringing about what protesters fear the most
  • In the worst case, Hong Kong will be completely integrated into China. The world will protest for a while and then move on, as it did in the case of Crimea
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Riot police arrive after protesters start a fire at the exit to Wan Chai MTR station and vandalise public property in Hong Kong on September 29. Police fired tear gas on the day in the Causeway Bay, after a large crowd of protesters ignored warnings to disperse. Photo: AP
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