People sit on a barricade made of benches left after an anti-government protest in Hong Kong, on October 20. Photo: Reuters
Hong Kong protest movement must cut out the violent faction
The tide of violence has risen so high that peaceful protesters can no longer explain it away nor make common cause with it. Peaceful protesters have to strongly separate themselves from the violent ones or watch their cause go up in flames
Michael Edesess is chief investment strategist of Compendium Finance, adjunct associate professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a research associate of the Edhec-Risk Institute.