Protests in Hong Kong

The changing face of anti-extradition protests in Hong Kong

Protesters and media inside the Legislative Council building last Monday, on the 22nd anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong. Experts say the evolution of protests has been coloured by the larger political dynamic.
Protesters and media inside the Legislative Council building last Monday, on the 22nd anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong. Experts say the evolution of protests has been coloured by the larger political dynamic.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

It began with an innocuous move by the Hong Kong government to combat serious crimes, pursue judicial justice and prevent criminals from absconding - the bedrock of any city that follows the rule of law.

But this triggered a series of protests that quickly escalated into the storming of the legislature on July 1.

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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 'The changing face of anti-extradition protests'. Print Edition | Subscribe