Hong Kong protesters fill the streets in Causeway Bay to call for an inquiry into police conduct during the protests, among other demands, during a demonstration in the rain on August 18. In Hong Kong now, is it possible to be pro-government and pro-reform? Is it possible to be a protester and a supporter of the police? The answer is yes. Photo: Sam Tsang
Douglas Young
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Opinion

Douglas Young

Neither black nor white: Hong Kong people must rise above the polarising politics of the protests

  • Even if it is a natural human instinct to categorise people into binary types, society must resist this ‘with us or against us’ mentality if it is not to lose the richness of the complex real world

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Hong Kong protesters fill the streets in Causeway Bay to call for an inquiry into police conduct during the protests, among other demands, during a demonstration in the rain on August 18. In Hong Kong now, is it possible to be pro-government and pro-reform? Is it possible to be a protester and a supporter of the police? The answer is yes. Photo: Sam Tsang
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