Widespread use of tech changes nature of Hong Kong protests

Much of the action is initiated by mostly young protesters who use an online forum or Telegram chat groups. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
Much of the action is initiated by mostly young protesters who use an online forum or Telegram chat groups. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

On Tuesday afternoon, dozens of protesters showed up at the arrival hall of Hong Kong's busy airport, holding up freshly printed signs with information on recent protests that had escalated into clashes with the police.

In a sort of a silent flash mob, they walked around the airport with the signs, lingering for several hours before dispersing, as suddenly as they had massed.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 02, 2019, with the headline 'Widespread use of tech changes nature of protests'. Print Edition | Subscribe