Who can represent 2 million protesters? Activist Joshua Wong talks about Hong Kong's leaderless protest

Activist Joshua Wong, who became the face of the Occupy Central Movement in 2014, spoke to The Straits Times about the ongoing protests and the differences between that movement and the one today.
Activist Joshua Wong, who became the face of the Occupy Central Movement in 2014, spoke to The Straits Times about the ongoing protests and the differences between that movement and the one today.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

SINGAPORE - While the leaderless nature of the current protest movement in Hong Kong has been a key factor in its resilience - mass demonstrations are now stretching into a third month - activist Joshua Wong admits that the loose structure is posting its fair share of challenges.

The 22-year-old, who became the face of the Occupy Central Movement in 2014, recently spoke to The Straits Times about the ongoing protests and the differences between that previous movement and the one today.

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