‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’ spray-painted on a wall at Western Police Station. Photo: Edmond So

‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’: Who came up with this protest chant and why is the government worried?

  • First conceived as a localist election slogan in 2016, ‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’ took a while to resonate fully with discontented residents
  • Now the rallying cry has become the most commonly heard chant in the city amid anti-government protests
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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‘Liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times’ spray-painted on a wall at Western Police Station. Photo: Edmond So
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Protesters start a fire at Sha Tin Police Station. Photo: Felix Wong

Anti-government protesters unleash chaos across Hong Kong in unprecedented citywide rampage

  • City leader Carrie Lam warns demonstrators have gone beyond protests to attack national sovereignty
  • Police have fired 1,000 rounds of tear gas since the first clashes erupted on June 9, arresting 502 people in total
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Protesters start a fire at Sha Tin Police Station. Photo: Felix Wong
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