Protesters at Hong Kong International Airport on August 12 chant “police shot the girl, an eye for an eye” and hold up signs saying “give back the eye”, after a young woman was seriously injured during police firing of beanbag rounds in Tsim Sha Tsui the previous evening. Photo: Joanne Ma
Ming Ming Chiu
Opinion

Opinion

Ming Ming Chiu

For Hong Kong protesters, the choice is clear: be violent and fail, or use peaceful pressure and succeed

  • Violence may have greater impact, but its rate of success is lower, the history of civil resistance shows
  • Hong Kong protesters have to choose between surrendering to anger and violence or committing to peaceable ways to pressure the government

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Protesters at Hong Kong International Airport on August 12 chant “police shot the girl, an eye for an eye” and hold up signs saying “give back the eye”, after a young woman was seriously injured during police firing of beanbag rounds in Tsim Sha Tsui the previous evening. Photo: Joanne Ma
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