Protesters gather near the police headquarters in Hong Kong on June 21. Photo: AP

It’s not just Hong Kong, Asia has a rich history of protests: here are 5

  • South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia have all witnessed their fair share of upheaval in recent decades
  • Some have been driven by demands for reform or a change of leadership, while others have opposed specific government actions or proposals
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Protesters gather near the police headquarters in Hong Kong on June 21. Photo: AP
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The Hong Kong protesters’ audacity – in particular their open defiance of the city’s ultimate political masters in Beijing – has gained them widespread praise. Photo: Dickson Lee

Scoffing in Singapore, praise in Philippines: how Asia sees Hong Kong’s extradition bill protests

  • The mammoth marches that involved an estimated 2 million people have inspired a range of views from the region’s citizens and direct action veterans
  • Some are in favour, and see hope in Hongkongers’ audacity – while others run the gamut from shrill condemnation to ambivalence
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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The Hong Kong protesters’ audacity – in particular their open defiance of the city’s ultimate political masters in Beijing – has gained them widespread praise. Photo: Dickson Lee
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