Desperate Hong Kong: The Movement Behind The Mask

Protestor in Hong Kong wearing a mask

As Hong Kong enters its eleventh week of turmoil, we hear voices on the ground. From 15-year olds who can hardly remember how many times they have been teargassed to thirty-somethings ready to serve prison sentences, the consensus is that Hong Kong is playing out its endgame. We also travel across the political divide, to hear from attendees at a pro-police rally who feel their voices aren't being heard. Last weekend saw 1.7m protestors taking to the streets without any violence. So who are the protestors, and what will they accept? Research by a team led by political scientist Samson Yeung of Lingnan University, which has surveyed 8000 protestors, indicates any compromise may be hard to strike, given a high degree of support for radical action within the movement.

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