Anti-government protesters react to tear gar fired by riot police in Central following a march on the early hours of November 11, 2019. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong protests: why there’s no sense in blaming ‘both sides’

  • The government ignored peaceful demonstrations and police responded to the early protests with excessive force
  • All protesters are asking for is a more democratic system
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Anti-government protesters react to tear gar fired by riot police in Central following a march on the early hours of November 11, 2019. Photo: Winson Wong
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Tammy Tam
Tammy Tam
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

City Beat by Tammy Tam

Let’s face it, there’s no quick fix for Hong Kong’s anti-government protest crisis

  • Recent meetings with top leaders in Beijing show they expect the local government to prioritise quelling the unrest, now in its sixth month
  • But local officials – who have so far failed to calm the situation – are in uncharted waters, having never been trained or required to act politically

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