Protests in Hong Kong

Students in Hong Kong being driven to despair: Experts

People removing Post-it notes with messages about democracy and universal suffrage from the “Lennon Wall” at the Central Government Complex in Hong Kong on July 2, 2019.
People removing Post-it notes with messages about democracy and universal suffrage from the “Lennon Wall” at the Central Government Complex in Hong Kong on July 2, 2019.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

After weeks of protests, anger and frustration among young protesters in Hong Kong are reaching a tipping point and driving many of them to despair, said mental health experts.

The mounting sense that the government is ignoring protesters and their demands is driving many to take extreme actions.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 07, 2019, with the headline 'Students being driven to despair: Experts'. Print Edition | Subscribe