Police arrest a climate activist during the third day of Extinction Rebellion demonstrations in London on October 9. Photo: AFP Police arrest a climate activist during the third day of Extinction Rebellion demonstrations in London on October 9. Photo: AFP
Police arrest a climate activist during the third day of Extinction Rebellion demonstrations in London on October 9. Photo: AFP
Samir Nazareth
Opinion

Opinion

Samir Nazareth

Why the Extinction Rebellion is a more successful social movement than the Hong Kong protests

  • The movements in Britain and Hong Kong involve young people and have met with tough police action. But while the Extinction Rebellion has inspired similar protests around the world, the Hong Kong protesters’ cause is harder to relate to

Police arrest a climate activist during the third day of Extinction Rebellion demonstrations in London on October 9. Photo: AFP Police arrest a climate activist during the third day of Extinction Rebellion demonstrations in London on October 9. Photo: AFP
Police arrest a climate activist during the third day of Extinction Rebellion demonstrations in London on October 9. Photo: AFP
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Samir Nazareth

Samir Nazareth

Samir Nazareth has worked in the development sector and writes on socio-political and environmental issues. He is the author of the travelogue, 1400 Bananas, 76 Towns & 1 Million People.