A boy runs past a burning car in the Catholic area of Shortstrand during the Troubles in Belfast, Northern Ireland in July 1996. Photo: AFP
Mike Chinoy
Opinion

Opinion

Mike Chinoy

From peaceful protests to violence to terrorism: Northern Ireland’s ‘Troubles’ could show where Hong Kong is heading

  • The conflict in Northern Ireland in the 1970s and ’80s, which led to a campaign of terrorism by a radicalised minority, offer a warning amid Hong Kong’s protests, due to their similar beginnings and escalation

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A boy runs past a burning car in the Catholic area of Shortstrand during the Troubles in Belfast, Northern Ireland in July 1996. Photo: AFP
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