Violence may sit uneasily with many protesters, but government intransigence means the moderate protest base continues to sympathise with the actions of younger radicals, according to city academics. Photo: Edmond So

Public increasingly backing radical Hong Kong protesters despite unease over violence, say academics, as Carrie Lam's government faces even greater resistance against extradition bill

  • Moderate demonstrators out in force in Kowloon as movement remains united in spite of legislature storming by hard core of protesters
  • Sympathy for direct action stems from failure of government to respond to protester demands, say political commentators
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Violence may sit uneasily with many protesters, but government intransigence means the moderate protest base continues to sympathise with the actions of younger radicals, according to city academics. Photo: Edmond So
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The extradition bill protest march, a first ever on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong, drew an estimated 230,000, according to organisers. Photo: Edmond So

Mass protest draws tens of thousands to streets of Kowloon in march against Hong Kong extradition bill

  • Protesters march through shopping district of Tsim Sha Tsui to cross-border high-speed rail terminus in hope of explaining cause to mainland Chinese visitors
  • Organisers say 230,000 took part – far more than expected – while police put figure at 56,000
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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The extradition bill protest march, a first ever on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong, drew an estimated 230,000, according to organisers. Photo: Edmond So
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