The successful protests against the extradition law are unleasing popular anger on a range of issuesAn old Chinese idiom has become the key catchphrase of Hong Kong’s social discourse in recent days. Pien Dei Hoi Fa – flowers blooming everywhere – is the term being used to describe the emergence of local protests and so-called Lennon walls, colourful collages of sticky labels with political messages, that are popping up in local communities all over Hong Kong.Millions in this former British colony have flocked to the streets in several mass protests over the past month to fight against a proposed law that would allow individuals to be extradited to stand trial in China’s opaque courts. Now, feeling emboldened by the solidarity and big turnout at recent protests, which have made headlines across the world, Hong Kong people are now riding on the wave of their success to speak up on a range of issues, which are generally related to their discontent with the encroachment of China into Hong Kong. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/13/dont-mess-with-us-the-spirit-of-rebellion-spreads-in-hong-kong
Author : Verna Yu in Hong Kong
Publish date : 2019-07-13 18:53:39
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