A tender moment between protesters in the middle of a blocked road following an unsanctioned march through Hong Kong on September 29. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong protest violence is the product of peaceful persuasion ignored

  • Far from being “intoxicated” by mob rule, protesters who resort to violence are desperate to be heard after months of being ignored by a heartless government and tear-gassed by an increasingly brutal police force
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A tender moment between protesters in the middle of a blocked road following an unsanctioned march through Hong Kong on September 29. Photo: AFP
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Chief Executive Carrie Lam enters the Legislative Council in her first attempt to give this year’s policy address. Photo: May Tse
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

Stop the violence: don’t give Carrie Lam an excuse to take away our election rights

  • Carrie Lam’s insulting policy address was yet another sign of her refusal to be held accountable for her numerous mistakes. Continuing the violence would only give her the reason she needs to suspend, or cancel, district council elections

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Chief Executive Carrie Lam enters the Legislative Council in her first attempt to give this year’s policy address. Photo: May Tse
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