Tens of thousands of protesters march through the streets to demonstrate against the unpopular extradition bill in Hong Kong. Photo: AP Tens of thousands of protesters march through the streets to demonstrate against the unpopular extradition bill in Hong Kong. Photo: AP
Tens of thousands of protesters march through the streets to demonstrate against the unpopular extradition bill in Hong Kong. Photo: AP
Chi Kwok
Opinion

Opinion

Chi Kwok and Ngai Keung Chan

Hong Kong extradition law protests: is this a colour revolution?

  • Colour revolutions aim to overthrow governments – but Hong Kong’s protesters want to keep the status quo
  • Characterising the demonstrations as a colour revolution isn’t just wrong – it’s dangerous, too

Tens of thousands of protesters march through the streets to demonstrate against the unpopular extradition bill in Hong Kong. Photo: AP Tens of thousands of protesters march through the streets to demonstrate against the unpopular extradition bill in Hong Kong. Photo: AP
Tens of thousands of protesters march through the streets to demonstrate against the unpopular extradition bill in Hong Kong. Photo: AP
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Chi Kwok

Chi Kwok

Chi Kwok is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto in Canada

Ngai Keung Chan

Ngai Keung Chan

Ngai Keung Chan is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Communication at Cornell University in the United States