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Patrik K. Meyer
Opinion

Opinion

Patrik K. Meyer

Hong Kong protesters have made it clear they know their rights, but they must also recognise their obligations

  • The establishment of most rights is only viable and sustainable if human obligations are fulfilled first
  • The right to protest presupposes people’s duty to inform themselves of the facts and to respect the opinions of those who disagree

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Clifton R. Emery
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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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