Seventeen Weeks: Protests And Chaos in Hong Kong
It is the 17th week of anti-government protests in Hong Kong. It is also the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Republic of China.
Over the weekend, police and protesters clashed.
NPR was on the ground, speaking to those who were out on the street.
One 26-year-old protester, who identified himself as Kevin to protect his identity, was part of a group quickly changing out of their black T-shirts to avoid being flagged by police. He said he joined the protest because “Beijing is restricting democracy and won’t allow free elections.”
We bring you the latest on what we know regarding the demands of the protesters, why the demonstrations have endured and how the Chinese government might respond.
Produced by Stacia Brown.
Emily Feng, NPR Beijing correspondent; @EmilyZFeng
Jiayang Fan, Staff writer, New Yorker; @JiayangFan
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