A demonstrator stands on top of a traffic light during a protest on August 25. Most people do not willingly spend their precious weekends at political rallies. They are stirred to take political action when life becomes so bad they feel they have no choice. Photo: Reuters
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

With any luck, Hong Kong’s ninja protesters will hang up their masks and the summer of discontent will pass

  • To keep things in perspective, the Hong Kong protests have been less self-destructive than Brexit. With Carrie Lam’s withdrawal of the extradition bill, the city may have a slim chance of returning to calm and restarting political reform

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A demonstrator stands on top of a traffic light during a protest on August 25. Most people do not willingly spend their precious weekends at political rallies. They are stirred to take political action when life becomes so bad they feel they have no choice. Photo: Reuters
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