From the #KillTheBill protests to yesterday’s Free Hong Kong protests show that the city is home to overlapping movements that same common values; of anti-authoritarianism. The #KillTheBill protests that rocked the city existed to stop the ‘authoritarianism-curious’ Johnson government from enacting laws that would quash the right to protest. While over in Hong Kong, the protest movements there sought to preserve the democratic rights that citizens had in the face of a massive onslaught from the authoritarianism Chinese Communist Party.
In case anyone passed by Broad Quay today and wondered what’s going on, it’s the HongKongers Assemble today, find out more at r/HongKong or r/HongKongProtests
The mass protests of 2019-2020 saw not only incredible bravery in the face of massive police repression, but also saw huge creativity in how to protest in a world of mass-surveillance;
Through their highs and lows, the Hong Kong protesters have developed invaluable new strategies for 21st-century social resistance. And I wondered—is there something we could learn from their tactics?