Protesters smash the windows of the Legislative Council building, in Admiralty, on July 1. Photo: K. Y. ChengProtesters smash the windows of the Legislative Council building, in Admiralty, on July 1. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Protesters smash the windows of the Legislative Council building, in Admiralty, on July 1. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Tolerance for violence reflects Hong Kong public’s frustration with a contemptuous government

  • The city was previously among the most civil of societies, its law-abiding citizens famously averse to confrontation
  • Pushed too far, however, and sections of society turn to disorder in order to achieve results

Protesters smash the windows of the Legislative Council building, in Admiralty, on July 1. Photo: K. Y. ChengProtesters smash the windows of the Legislative Council building, in Admiralty, on July 1. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Protesters smash the windows of the Legislative Council building, in Admiralty, on July 1. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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