Demonstrators storm Hong Kong’s legislature on July 1. Sympathy for radical action has increased among protesters, according to a survey. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protesters increasingly sympathise with radical action, survey finds, after months of anti-government unrest

  • More than 95 per cent of demonstrators agree that, without government concessions, radical tactics are understandable
  • Researchers behind on-the-ground polls also note slender majority in favour of escalation, and very few calling for a pause to the unrest
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Demonstrators storm Hong Kong’s legislature on July 1. Sympathy for radical action has increased among protesters, according to a survey. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters versus the police: understanding the psychology of hate

  • In a new series of in-depth articles on the unrest rocking Hong Kong, the Post goes behind the headlines to look at the underlying issues, current state of affairs, and where it is all heading
  • With society split into two camps, and online platforms strengthening mutual antipathy, we look at the psychology of hate, and its effects on how the young activists see the authorities
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