People outside Kowloon Mosque are covered in blue dye fired from a police water cannon during a protest in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui district. Photo: Twitter

Amid protests for democracy, Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities strive to be heard

  • Hong Kong’s protests lay bare a paradox for the city’s ethnic minorities: some are welcomed for joining in, others are scapegoated for violent attacks
  • While there has been a realisation that minorities have a part to play in political life, old stereotypes die hard, even among those calling for equality
Topic |   Ethnic minorities in Hong Kong

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People outside Kowloon Mosque are covered in blue dye fired from a police water cannon during a protest in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui district. Photo: Twitter
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Comic Vivek Mahbubani was a recipient of the Hong Kong Spirit Ambassador Award in 2013. Photo: SCMP

Meet Ah V, the stand-up comic standing up for Hong Kong

  • Award-winning comic Vivek Mahbubani is among the rare few Hong Kong artists going public with their support for the city’s protest movement
  • The Hong Kong-born comedian says amid the frustrations, the protests are sparking healthy discussions of identity and encouraging people to see beyond racial or religious lines
Topic |   Ethnic minorities in Hong Kong

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Comic Vivek Mahbubani was a recipient of the Hong Kong Spirit Ambassador Award in 2013. Photo: SCMP
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