If Hong Kong is to have a future as a plural society, both sides must say no to violence squib

In four months, the Hong Kong protests have spiralled into some of the city’s worst civil unrest on record. The city has become the scene of regular clashes between tear gas- and gun-wielding police and civilians armed with Molotov cocktails and projectiles. A violent, radical minority of protesters have smashed storefronts, destroyed public infrastructure and made arson attacks on political targets – only to have pro-establishment vigilantes entering the fray and retaliating.A ban on face…
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