More people in Hong Kong begin to take a stand as unrest mounts in the territory

Residents gather after tear gas was fired at protesters in Hong Kong's Sham Shui Po district on Aug 11, 2019.
Residents gather after tear gas was fired at protesters in Hong Kong's Sham Shui Po district on Aug 11, 2019.PHOTO: AFP

HONG KONG - 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.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content