Scuffles break out between riot police and anti-government protesters on October 5. Photo: Winson Wong
Gunter Schubert
Opinion

Opinion

Gunter Schubert

Hong Kong’s protesters will find that violent action to achieve abstract ideas is a suicide mission

  • Large-scale, peaceful uprisings against specific targets – from ‘patriotic’ education and national security laws to extradition – have succeeded
  • The violent tactics increasingly employed in the past months won’t work, and Western governments will not step in when they fail

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Scuffles break out between riot police and anti-government protesters on October 5. Photo: Winson Wong
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Luisa Tam
Luisa Tam
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Blowing Water by Luisa Tam

Hong Kong is numbed to and overwhelmed by the violence it is immersed in. Our society needs the love and compassion only a mother can bring

  • The growing apathy in the city is dangerous because we cannot make a difference if we are feeling indifferent

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