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Hong Kong at ‘breaking point’: More unrest feared with rift between people, government growing

But protesters have lost some public support after trashing LegCo building

The cracks in Hong Kong society will only widen, with more unrest on the horizon, unless the government and the anti-extradition protesters both compromise, observers said.

Dr Phil Chan from the Institute for Security and Development Policy said the distrust between people in Hong Kong and those in China, and between the city's residents and its government, can only exacerbate.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2019, with the headline 'More unrest feared amid signs of growing rift in HK society'. Print Edition | Subscribe