GA 4: Special Political and Decolonisation

-Hong Kong Protests

The 2019-2020 Hong Kong protests are regarded as the city’s biggest political crisis since returning to mainland China. The protests were sparked as a response to the introduction of the highly controversial Fugitive Offenders amendment bill in April of 2019. 

After peaceful protests turned into riots, the city spiraled into a state of chaos, with police struggling to weigh down on violent protests erupting all across the city. The legislative council is stormed and vandalized, considered by many as a direct assault on elected authority. Protests continue even after the extradition bill is withdrawn. Although most of the protests have died down, the people of Hong Kong remain in unrest. They wish to remain autonomous and independent from mainland China.