Protests in Hong Kong

Protests in Hong Kong: Voices from the streets

The Hong Kongers who have in recent weeks turned out in force to protest against the extradition Bill run the gamut of society but the most active have been young students. The Sunday Times talks to some of them to find out what motivates them.

Events organiser Adrian Lam standing at the memorial at Lennon Wall near the Central Government Complex in Admiralty, Hong Kong. Protest artwork and post-it notes have been torn down and all that remains are bouquets to commemorate the three people w
Events organiser Adrian Lam standing at the memorial at Lennon Wall near the Central Government Complex in Admiralty, Hong Kong. Protest artwork and post-it notes have been torn down and all that remains are bouquets to commemorate the three people who died during the recent protests.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Dressed in a tailored suit and a shiny Rolex on his wrist, Mr Alan Cheng (above), 27, does not look like the typical young Hong Konger taking part in the fierce protests on the territory.
Dressed in a tailored suit and a shiny Rolex on his wrist, Mr Alan Cheng (above), 27, does not look like the typical young Hong Konger taking part in the fierce protests on the territory.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

- ADRIAN LAM, 29, Events organiser

By Hong Kong standards, event organiser Adrian Lam earns a decent salary. He goes on holidays at least twice a year, eats out at a nice restaurant at least twice a month and has spare cash for savings.

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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 'Voices from the streets'. Subscribe