Hong Kong: the story of one protester – podcast

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Hong Kong: the story of one protester – podcast

Why he has returned to the roads by the police in the face of an increasingly brutal crackdown, A Hong Kong protester clarifies. And Polly Toynbee about the Queen’s speech Hong Kong was rocked by four weeks of violent protests against what is seen as Beijing’s tightening grip on the city. The unrest has plunged the city since Britain handed the territory back to China in 1997. The protests were motivated by a now-abandoned bill that would have allowed extradition of suspects from Hong Kong to China and Communist party-controlled courts. But they’ve widened into a pro-democracy movement. Anushka Asthana speaks to one protester about why he’s been returning to the roads, week after week. He discusses his fears within the violence and why folks are ready to die for this cause. Continue reading…