Tear gas is fired during a violent Hong Kong protest, which academic observers fear is the ‘new normal’ for law and order in the city. Photo: Felix Wong

With Beijing a direct target, has Hong Kong reached a ‘new normal’ as violent protests escalate?

  • No endgame in sight as street mayhem spirals, warns political observer, while survey reveals overwhelming majority of protesters sympathetic to violence
  • Worrying shift as protesters target Beijing’s liaison office for first time, says another academic, who suggests independent inquiry could defuse tensions
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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Tear gas is fired during a violent Hong Kong protest, which academic observers fear is the ‘new normal’ for law and order in the city. Photo: Felix Wong
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