Hong Kong: A city divided as more take sides amid growing unrest

Police protecting passengers at the Hong Kong airport on Wednesday as flights resumed. Sentiment on the ground appears to be turning in favour of the government. PHOTO: DPA
Police protecting passengers at the Hong Kong airport on Wednesday as flights resumed. Sentiment on the ground appears to be turning in favour of the government. PHOTO: DPA

Billionaires, businesses speak out against protests, while group of civil servants issues fresh letter slamming Lam

Prominent and influential community leaders and possibly even the silent majority in Hong Kong society are beginning to choose sides as unrest mounts in the divided city.

In the past week, billionaires, businesses and groups within the community have begun to take a stand on the ongoing protests that have worsened over 10 consecutive weekends.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 16, 2019, with the headline 'A city divided as more take sides amid growing unrest'. Print Edition | Subscribe