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Hong Kong has made sure that its voice is heard in Beijing

WorldNews Monday, 17 June 2019
Hong Kong has made sure that its voice is heard in BeijingIf the organisers’ estimates are to be believed, the two million people who turned out on Hong Kong’s streets on Sunday may have constituted not just the biggest demonstration in the city-state’s history. Given that Hong Kong is home to seven million, it may have been the largest protest ever, in terms of the proportion of the overall population who attended, at around 29 per cent. They were there to demand, principally, the retraction of a proposed bill that would allow extradition from the territory to mainland China – a move that critics complained would undermine Hong Kong’s protected autonomous status and expose individuals and businesses to what they view as the People’s Republic’s...
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Art as a form of protest has been important to this campaign as it was to the so-called Occupy movement five years ago.

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