Slogans calling for universal suffrage in Hong Kong on August 31. In societies where citizens are free to vote out a government they are displeased with, there is naturally a lower tolerance for violent civic action. This is not the case in Hong Kong. Photo: EPA-EFE

In condemning the crackdown on the Hong Kong protests, the West is not being hypocritical

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Slogans calling for universal suffrage in Hong Kong on August 31. In societies where citizens are free to vote out a government they are displeased with, there is naturally a lower tolerance for violent civic action. This is not the case in Hong Kong. Photo: EPA-EFE
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