For two weekends running there have been mass protests in Hong Kong. In between, there has been continual protests on a smaller scale. There have been efforts at strike action. And, last Wednesday, tens of thousands of protestors surrounded the city’s Central Government Offices. When some attempted to storm the legislature, the demonstration was put down by the police with extreme force, as the authorities deemed it a riot.
More protests followed, including by journalists shocked by the crackdown, as well as the city’s mothers. On Saturday, a protestor fell to his death after attempting to hang a protest banner across the facade of one of the city’s landmark shopping malls. Whilst it remains unsure whether he fell, or chose to take his own life, the incident was filmed and videos were shared by citizens across the city.