Illustration: Craig Stephens
Clifton R. Emery
Opinion

Opinion

Clifton R. Emery

Protesters and police are descending into totalitarianism. Hong Kong needs an Athenian moment to save itself

  • Police and the protesters appear trapped, unable to negotiate and pushing each other to greater extremes
  • To protect its freedoms, Hong Kong’s individual communities and institutions should put issues affecting them to a vote – and the majority should not be held hostage by the few

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Clashes break out between riot police and students exchanging tear gas and petrol bombs at the Chinese University in Sha Tin on November 12. Photo: Felix Wong
Alice Wu
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Opinion

Alice Wu

Hong Kong’s protests have descended into savagery – with university campuses leading the charge

  • What began as a broad and impressive protest movement has become a hate-driven mob. Even our university campuses have been turned into weapons factories and police states – except protesters are running them

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Clashes break out between riot police and students exchanging tear gas and petrol bombs at the Chinese University in Sha Tin on November 12. Photo: Felix Wong
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