Hong Kong quandary: Policeman's wife by day, protester by night

Sunny, a Hong Kong protester, has been taking to the streets to denounce the policies of China's central government. Her husband, a police officer, works 12-hour nightly shifts to confront the demonstrations.
Sunny, a Hong Kong protester, has been taking to the streets to denounce the policies of China's central government. Her husband, a police officer, works 12-hour nightly shifts to confront the demonstrations.PHOTO: NYTIMES

HONG KONG • As weeks of protests transform Hong Kong into a battleground between demonstrators and police, one family that has felt the polarising effects is that of a young woman named Sunny.

The 26-year-old is a protester who takes to the streets to denounce what she regards as the oppressive policies of the central government in Beijing.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 11, 2019, with the headline 'Policeman's wife by day, protester by night'. Print Edition | Subscribe