Anti-government protesters vandalise a Bank of China branch, in Tsuen Wan on October 13. Photo: Edmond So

When Hong Kong’s democracy movement is taken over by bigots, true believers must speak up

  • Many ‘yellow ribbons’ are nothing more than nativists and bigots hiding behind the banner of democracy, who simply dislike anyone and anything from north of the border
  • True believers in universal freedoms must speak up and hold them accountable
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Anti-government protesters vandalise a Bank of China branch, in Tsuen Wan on October 13. Photo: Edmond So
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A line of police officers ride an escalator at the Legislative Council on October 16, behind a protester holding an umbrella. Photo: Reuters
Lawrence Lok
Opinion

Opinion

Lawrence Lok

Condemning protest violence in Hong Kong won’t solve the problem – not when police are part of the problem

  • No sensible person could condone the violence perpetrated by protesters. However, condemning the violence will not help when the police force, executing the repressive policy of a recalcitrant government, is not held to account

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A line of police officers ride an escalator at the Legislative Council on October 16, behind a protester holding an umbrella. Photo: Reuters
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