A group of Hong Kong mothers held a sit-in on June 14 to denounce the heavy-handed treatment of protesters by the police. While the visible face of the extradition protests appears strikingly young, opposition to the extradition bill in fact cuts across all age groups. Photo: EPA-EFE
Charmaine Carvalho
Opinion

Opinion

Charmaine Carvalho

How mum became the word in Hong Kong’s extradition protests

  • Whether used in support of the government or to castigate it, the potent symbol of motherhood has been animating speeches, memes and slogans. The problem is, it plays into China’s reductive narrative of Hong Kong as the prodigal son

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A group of Hong Kong mothers held a sit-in on June 14 to denounce the heavy-handed treatment of protesters by the police. While the visible face of the extradition protests appears strikingly young, opposition to the extradition bill in fact cuts across all age groups. Photo: EPA-EFE
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