The Other China Emergency

HONG KONG—Well before police surrounded Jackie Chen, pepper-sprayed her face, and led her away with wrists tied, she was a fixture of Hong Kong’s era of dissent. For weeks, she had cautioned officers at demonstrations to let protesters gather in peace, and give people time and space to disperse safely. The social worker, along with her colleagues, acted as witness, counselor, and referee as angry Hong Kongers and police officers faced off, a portable microphone in her hand throughout.

香港人有革命權

梁天琦曾經講過:「當獨裁成為事實,革命便是義務」。數年後的今日,「光復香港,時代革命」的口號已響遍全城,成為香港和理非和勇武抗爭者的共同信條。同時間,抗爭運動也招來中共港共、警察藍絲的打壓,各種「暴徒」、「恐怖分子」的誣蔑抹黑層出不窮,律政司司長鄭若驊也準備豪花公帑發動宣傳戰,試圖找「國際學者」為其維穩法治觀背書。