Protesters storm the Legislative Council Chamber in Tamar after a march against the extradition bill on July 1, 2019. Photo: Dickson Lee

‘They saw this as a life-and-death struggle’: Hong Kong protests author on the moment he grasped the desperation of 2019 anti-extradition demonstrators

  • Lawyer Antony Dapiran, who has written a book about the 2019 protests in Hong Kong, reflects on the events of July 1, when demonstrators broke into Legco
  • He says the city’s government and Beijing are alienating the youth and middle class, and asks: ‘What is the future of Hong Kong, treating them like the enemy?’
Topic |   Books and Literature
Protesters storm the Legislative Council Chamber in Tamar after a march against the extradition bill on July 1, 2019. Photo: Dickson Lee
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