A woman in a Guy Fawkes mask and other masked protesters gather outside the High Court on October 9, during an appeal hearing for pro-independence activist Edward Leung. Until the violence broke out, Hong Kong was widely admired as a beacon of civilised freedom and rule of law. Today’s vivid image is a city controlled by gas-masked black shirts. Photo: EPA-EFE
Andrew Sheng
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Sheng

The sad irony in Hong Kong protesters’ fight for democratic freedoms

  • Protesters in Hong Kong are demanding greater democratic freedoms when democracies across the Western world are increasingly in crisis, as the rule of law starts looking like the rule of the ‘swarm’. This mob democracy cannot be what Hong Kong really wants

TOP PICKS

A woman in a Guy Fawkes mask and other masked protesters gather outside the High Court on October 9, during an appeal hearing for pro-independence activist Edward Leung. Until the violence broke out, Hong Kong was widely admired as a beacon of civilised freedom and rule of law. Today’s vivid image is a city controlled by gas-masked black shirts. Photo: EPA-EFE
READ FULL ARTICLE